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Malaysia: Adopt traditional knowledge for modern use, says indigenous peoples’ group

KOTA KINABALU: Traditional knowledge is beginning to gain prominence in the international public forum, with some institutions placing it on equal footing with scientific knowledge, said the Asia Indigenous Peoples’ Pact (AIPP). AIPP secretary-general Gam A. Shimray said in the earlier days, traditional knowledge benefitted from the help of other United Nations (UN) bodies such as the …

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Open Letter of Appeal by AIPP-IWGIA to the Prime Minister of India, on the Supreme Court Order of 13th February, 2019 on FRA

An Open Letter of Appeal To, The Office of the Prime MinisterGovernment of IndiaSouth Block, Raisina HillNew Delhi-110011 Dear Honourable Prime Minister, The Supreme Court order of 13th February 2019 in the case challenging the constitutional validity of Forest Rights Act (FRA) directed the State governments to ensure the eviction of all forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes …

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EMRIP11: Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Agenda Item 7: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices and lessons learned

11th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples9 – 13 July 2018Agenda Item 7: United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: good practices and lessons learnedStatement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples CaucusPresented by: Maithin Yu Mon of Chin Human Rights Organisation (CHRO) On behalf of the Asia Caucus, …

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EMRIP11: Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Agenda Item 10: Future work of the Expert Mechanism, including focus of future thematic studies

11th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples9 – 13 July 2018Agenda Item 10: Future work of the Expert Mechanism, including focus of future thematic studiesStatement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples CaucusPresented by: Abhay Minz Sagar of Jharkhand Indigenous and Tribal peoples for Action On behalf of the Asia …

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EMRIP11: Statement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Agenda Item 11: Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval

11th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples9 – 13 July 2018Agenda Item 11: Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approvalStatement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples CaucusPresented by: joyce godio On behalf of the Asia Caucus, we would like to put forward …

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EMRIP11: Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus on Agenda 4: Study and advice on free, prior and informed consent

Asia Caucus statement for Agenda Item no. 4: study and advice on FPIC of EMRIP11 highlights Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s (AIPP) submission to the study. AIPP’s submission pointed out some of the prevailing major misconceptions on FPIC, which are related to particular challenges.  Among them are: FPIC is understood and promoted in isolation and separate from the general recognition …

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Submission of AIPP for the 11th session of EMRIP

Submission of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)for the 11th Session of the Expert Mechanism on Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ (EMRIP11) Study on Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) Revisiting the Meaning of FPIC Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is a right and a process that indigenous peoples observe to conduct their own collective decision-making on matters affecting …

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JOAS and AIPP Joint Submission for Malaysia’s 3rd UPR Cycle

Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia (JOAS), together with Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), jointly submitted the Human Rights Situation of the Indigenous Peoples (Orang Asal) in Malaysia for the 3rd cycle of Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia on 29 March 2018. Among the recommendations that JOAS highlighted are: development of a national action plan on indigenous peoples, in …

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AIPP statement on Human Rights Day 2017: Stand up for Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Stand up for Human Rights of Indigenous PeoplesStatement of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)* for Human Rights Day 2017 Despite the adoption of Universal Declaration of Human Rights on 10 December 1948, violations against human rights remain unabated and for indigenous peoples, we continue to face the systemic, structural and cultural barriers.  Our rights were …

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Nepal: Police must refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of Kathmandu’s road expansion affected communities

For immediate release7 September 2017 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) calls on Nepal Police to refrain from using unnecessary force against peaceful demonstrations of communities affected by road expansion in Kathmandu. Dozens of demonstrators, including at least two women, were injured on Tuesday after police baton-charged and booted them during a rally of the affected communities. …

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