Business and Human Rights

Call For Application: Capacity Building For Indigenous Peoples On Business And Human Rights (Asia)

: : : The Indigenous Peoples Rights International (IPRI), Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Indigenous Rights Advocacy Center (IRAC),Lawyers Association for Human Rights of Nepalese Indigenous Peoples (LAHURNIP) and Panaghiusa-Philippine Network to Uphold Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, are organizing a 2-part capacity building for Indigenous Peoples in Asia, on the topic of business and human rights. …

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Briefing Paper on Business and Human Rights 2020 : BHR Situation of Indigenous Peoples In Asia

The Indigenous Peoples of Asia are high up in the list of targets and victims of human rights violations. Killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrest and detention, intimidation, persecution and violence against Indigenous Peoples, Indigenous women and human rights defenders are increasing, even during this COVID-19 pandemic period. This trend of Indigenous Peoples rights violations is …

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Indigenous peoples’ organisations submit observations on proposed EU corporate due diligence laws that uphold indigenous rights

Indigenous leaders and human rights defenders have contributed to a Compendium of civil society submissions to the current European Union Presidency on steps “Towards EU Mandatory Due Diligence Legislation.” The compilation has been brought together by the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development featuring papers from …

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Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet

9th UN Forum on Business and Human Rights “Preventing business-related human rights abuses: The key to a sustainable future for people and planet” From the 16th to 18th of November, 2020 Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s Statement The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) wishes to express its sincere gratitude to the UN Working Group on Business …

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Indigenous communities in Nepal launch Free, Prior, and Informed Consent protocol for EIB-funded Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line

Press Release: KATHMANDU, 8 October 2020 – Today, Indigenous communities affected by the 220 kV Marsyangdi Corridor transmission line in Nepal call on their government and the European Investment Bank (EIB) to seektheir Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) in accordance with a protocol they are releasing detailing the FPIC process. “The Nepal Electricity Authority …

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Nepal: Free, Prior, And Informed Consent Protocol

An Indigenous expert, the FPIC & Rights Forum, NEFIN-Lamjung, and LAHURNIP jointly carried out field work in Dhamil Kuwa and Archalbot in Lamjung among non-Indigenous communities, and in Ghermu in Lamjung and Taal in Manang among Indigenous Peoples from 24 to 29 April 2019. Accountability Counsel, as requested by LAHURNIP, researched and shared FPIC protocols, …

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Indonesia: Uphold Article 18b-2 of the Indonesian Constitution of 1945 and the Constitutional Court Decision no. 35 of 2012 to Recognise the Cek Bocek community as Indigenous Peoples/Masyarakat Adat

Solidarity Statement of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact’s IPHRD Exchange 2018 Participants to Cek Bocek In 1935, during the Dutch colonization, the indigenous Cek Bocek were forced to relocate from Selesek Suri village to Lawin village.  Even though they are moved, they still go back and forth to maintain their farm and observe religious practice …

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Thailand: Joint Civil Society Statement for AICHR Symposium 2018

We, the undersigned civil society organizations, applaud the AICHR for convening the AICHR and CSOs interface meeting within the “AICHR Training/Symposium” in Chiang Rai, Thailand, on 13 – 15 October 2018, as a follow up to the CSOs, AICHR and relevant bodies’ interface meeting in November 2017. We note AICHR’s effort to provide updates in …

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Statement at the end of visit to Thailand by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights

Bangkok, 4 April 2018 Introduction In our capacity as members of the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights, we have today ended our ten-day visit to Thailand. We thank the Royal Thai Government for its support and facilitation of this visit, as well as the many people from civil society and the …

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Nepal: When economic development destroys indigenous peoples’ livelihood

The Indigenous World 2018 finds that one of the biggest global threats against indigenous peoples is land-grabbing. Indigenous peoples in Nepal are experiencing this first hand as their livelihood is threatened when they are evicted from their ancestors’ land due to large-scale investments and infrastructure projects. Every year, International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) provides …

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