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: Uphold the Article 70 of the 2017 Constitution and the Cabinet Resolution of 3 Aug. 2010 re Restoration of the Karen Traditional Livelihood; Protect the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Statement of Solidarity with the Indigenous Karen of the Kaeng Krachan Forest 14 June 2018Chiang Mai, Thailand Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Network for Indigenous Peoples In Thailand (NIPT), and Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) acknowledge that the Supreme Court decision has recognised the Karen peoples as original people of Thailand, referenced the Cabinet Resolution 3 …

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URGENT ALERT UPDATE: On the intensifying attacks against human rights defenders in the Cordillera, Philippines

12 February 2018 Dear Friends, We urgently appeal for your support in calling for a stop to the intensifying attacks against human rights defenders and communities in the Cordillera, Philippines by State security forces of the dictatorial Duterte regime.  There is no let-up to the intensifying human rights violations since February 2017, where indigenous peoples …

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Philippines: Militarization shuts down schools, displaces families in Agusan del Sur; Evacuees complain of food blockade

Intensified militarization in the hinterland villages of Agusan del Sur forced alternative learning centers of the Rural Missionaries of the Philippines (RMP) to shut down ahead of regular closing schedules and compelled 21 Banwaon families from the villages of San Pedro, Binicalan and Mahagsay in San Luis town to flee. The evacuees, composed of 139 …

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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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The story of Pipoy and Bandam: The aspirations of Lumad children for a free and Lumad-relevant education

This documentary presents the experiences of Lumad children living in communities that are under attack due to resistance against militarization and resource extraction activities such as foreign large-scale mining, plantation and the like. Pipoy and Bandam represent the aspirations of Lumad children whose dreams include acquiring a free and Lumad-relevant education that is constantly put …

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