Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples

Do you want to know more about Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development from the perspective of Indigenous Peoples? Have you read this newest publication titled: Leaving No One Behind: Sustainable Development Goals and Indigenous Peoples by AIPP and SIL LEAD, Inc.? The simple book is a NEW ARRIVAL! It is based on the animation video, titled “Leave No One Behind – SDGs and Indigenous Peoples” produced by AIPP in partnership with the Digital Mixes and was launched during AIPP 7th General Assembly in September 2016. Are you interested to translate the book into your own languages? Go to www.bloomlibrary.org and search ...

Report of Nepal’s Indigenous Peoples for Voluntary National Review of Nepal Under the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

The Shadow Report is prepared collectively by Indigenous Peoples’ Network for SDGs in Nepal to respond to the Voluntary National Review of Nepalese government under the UN High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, 10 – 19 July 2017. The report highlights progress of implementation of the SDGs in the country from the perspective of indigenous peoples. This includes challenges in SDGs implementation as well as recommendations from the network to the Nepalese government with regard to the realization of the SDGs. Read the Executive Summary of the report below This summary highlights the report submitted for Nepal’s Voluntary National Review ...

Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons for other indigenous groups and communities around the world to learn from. The study covers six Asian countries namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and India with the contribution of AIPP members and partners such as Highlanders Association, Aliansi Masyarakat Adat Nusantara (AMAN), Philippine Association ...

Indonesia: Case study on “Mobilization, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities”

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold mining activities in their territories, as these activities were causing the contamination of water sources and the ecosystem. With the support of AMAN and AIPP, the communities mapped their territories, mobilised wide support to save the ecosystem of Kao Bay, and filed a petition to revoke the license of the mining company. This prompted the local government to review their mining regulation in indigenous peoples’ territories. In 2013, the government recognised the Pagu communities’ land rights in the contested mining area. Click here to download publication.

Supporting Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders at Risk: The IPHRD FUND

This publication aims to share lessons from the experiences of supporting IPHRDs at risk and their communities in order to improve and enhance services to human rights defenders, educate support groups and the public on the situation of IPHRDs at risk, and generate further support for them. The IPHRD Network and AIPP have a continuing programme on supporting IPHRDs at risk and solicit the support of everyone. This impact study is a component of the project-end evaluation of the EIDHR/2011/266456 Project on “Strengthening the Network of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights of ...

Indigenous Peoples and National Human Rights Institutions in Asia: Good Practices and Challenges

This publication is a compilation of seven country studies conducted in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines and Thailand, a component of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s project on “Strengthening the Network of Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Asia” with financial support from the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights. AIPP would like to thank the authors of the country studies – Suzanah Masalin (Malaysia), Patricia Wattimena (Indonesia), Krishna Bhattachan (Nepal), Ekachai Pinkaew (Thailand), Mary Ann Bayang (Philippines), Ningreichon Tungshang (India), Muktasree Chakma (Bangladesh) for ...

Business and Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples’ Experiences with Access to Remedy

This book represents an important step towards addressing the issues and challenges which have been observed by the Working Group (UN Working Group on the issue of human rights and transnational corporations and other business enterprises) in relation to access to remedy at this nexus between the role of the State, the responsibility of corporations and the situation to remedy under the Working Group’s mandate, and the fundamental importance to indigenous peoples of redress for corporate related impacts on their rights. A solid and effective access to remedy pillar is of fundamental importance to the success of the Guiding Principles. Without ...

Threatened Lands, Threatened Lives

Human Rights Situation of the Indigenous Peoples in Cambodia This report on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples of Cambodia was prepared mainly from the contributions of indigenous peoples human rights defenders (IPHRDs) and NGOs in the country. This is an update to the AIPP publication Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Report in Asia – Cambodia, Thailand and Nepal: Towards Social Justice and Sustainable Peace published in 2006. IPHRDs from the Indigenous Rights Active Members (IRAM) and the Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), through the coordination of the Indigenous Community Support Organisation (ICSO), prepared the first draft of this report ...

No Rights, No Justice: Experiences of Indigenous Peoples affected by Corporate Activities

Indigenous peoples’ lands, territories and resources in Asia are alarmingly and increasingly exploited and expropriated by Asian Governments and sold or provided to multi-national and transnational companies involved in the aggressive pursuit of neoliberal globalization. Mining, hydropower dams, large scale plantations, oil exploration, geothermal projects, economic land concessions, special economic zones and economic transformation programs are among the many projects being imposed on indigenous peoples’ territories.This paper presents the initial findings of the case studies on the impacts of extractive industry projects in six countries in Asia namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Nepal and the Philippines. The data presented herein are primarily ...

Private: Achievements and Challenges in Strengthening the Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Network in Asia

The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact [AIPP] wishes to acknowledge and thank all those who were involved in the evaluation of Project EIDHR/2011/266456 which was funded by the European Union’s European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights [EIDHR]. AIPP deeply appreciates the dedicated cooperation and facilitation made by LAHURNIP in Nepal and the ICSO and CIYA in Cambodia, which made possible all the interactions of the evaluation team with the IPHRDs, their communities and the AIPP members. This evaluation would not have been successfully accomplished without them. To Vanda Altarelli, AIPP wishes to thank her for the concise and frank assessment ...