Civil and Political Rights

Joint Open Letter to Foreign Governments 21 July 2020

Your excellencies, We, the undersigned 33 civil society organizations and multi-stakeholder initiatives, representing both companies and civil society, urge the Governments of Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden, the Netherlands, the Republic of Korea, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America to echo the European Union (EU) in its …

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The Joint Statement On The Case Of The Killing Of Thai Indigenous Human Rights Defender – Mr. Polajee Rakchongcharoen (Billy)

The Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) have followed-up on the enforced disappearance of Mr. Polajee Rakchongcharoen (or Billy), an indigenous-Karen human rights defender in Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), Petchaburi Province, Thailand since 2014.  The NIPT and AIPP would like to express their deepest condolences to family …

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Thailand: Bones found in Kaeng Krachan confirmed to be missing Karen activist

At 13.00 today, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) held a press conference to reveal that DNA tests have confirmed that bones found in Kaeng Krachan Dam are those of the missing Karen environmental activist and community rights defender Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, who disappeared in 2014. A search of the area under the Kaeng Krachan …

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Thailand: Respect Karens’ rights in Kaeng Krachan National Park

Facebook Twitter Related Statemens Indigenous Peoples’ Statement – ASEAN People’s Forum 2019 September 12, 2019 The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) clearly describes the collective and individual rights of indigenous peoples and the obligation of states … Read More → The Joint Statement On The Case Of The Killing Of Thai …

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National security laws and measures: The impacts on indigenous peoples

The implementation of national security laws, measures, programs and policies results to serious and adverse impacts to the respect for and protection of the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples as enshrined in various international human rights instruments, national constitutions and laws. After the U.S. government passed its Patriot Act in October 2001, most …

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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 …

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