Civil and Political Rights

Nepal: Refrain from excessive use of force to suppress protests and ensure indigenous rights in new constitution

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)Public Statement 3 September 2015 – AIPP expresses its grave concerns on the excessive use of force by security agencies in the spiraling protests against the draft of new constitution in Nepal. At least 23 have died and hundreds injured in the violence ensued over a period of two weeks. Most …

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EMRIP8: AGENDA ITEM 4 – Discussion on indigenous peoples’ human rights in relation to business enterprises

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Eighth session20-24 July 2015Item 4 of the provisional agendaPanel Discussion on indigenous peoples’ human rights in relation to business enterprises Delivered by Jennifer Tauli Corpuz, Tebtebba Foundation Thank you, Mr Chairperson. The operation of extractive industries within indigenous peoples’ territories remains the most significant threat to the …

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EMRIP8: Agenda Item 9 – Proposal to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples8th Session, 20 July – 24 July 2015United Nations Headquarter, Geneva, SwitzerlandDelivered by: Patricia Miranda Wattimena Agenda Item 9: Proposal to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval Thank you Mr. Chairperson, Despite the progress at the national and local levels, challenges remain …

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EMRIP8: Agenda Item 9 – Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval

Human Rights Council Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Eighth session, 20 – 24 July 2015 United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland Agenda Item 9: Proposals to be submitted to the Human Rights Council for its consideration and approval (Statement of the KATRIBU Kalipunan ng Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas) Presented by: Pya Macliing Malayao, …

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Malaysia: AIPP Statement of Support for the Baram peoples

July 14, 2015Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) express our strong support for the Baram peoples in their continuing struggle to stop the construction of the Baram dam. We are encouraged by the determination and resilience exhibited by the indigenous communities who have guarded the blockade site already for more than 630 …

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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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Press statement: upscale the recognition of land rights of indigenous peoples as key to forest-based solutions to climate change

Forest is the lifeline and cultural heritage of more than 100 million indigenous peoples in Asia. According to the World Bank Study “The Role of Indigenous Peoples in Biodiversity Conservation: the Natural but Often Forgotten Partners” traditional indigenous territories encompass up to 22 percent of the world’s land surface and they coincide with areas that …

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Let our rivers flow! TFIP statement on the occasion of international day of action for rivers

Rivers are an essential part of indigenous peoples’ lives and communities, and have been integral to their holistic development. Rivers form part of the territories of many indigenous peoples and serve as good sources of food and water for household and agricultural uses. Rivers also play a major role in the spirituality and belief systems …

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Reclaiming the ASEAN community for the people – CSO statement

1. PREAMBLE 1.1 This ASEAN Civil Society Conference and ASEAN People’s Forum marks the 10th anniversary since the first regional gathering of civil society in Malaysia. We, the civil society in Southeast Asia[1], welcome the commitment of ASEAN in the years since to establish a people-centric ASEAN and a peaceful, prosperous community. With deep regret …

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Press Statement: Asia Indigenous Peoples’ raise alarm on the worsening landgrabs and violation of their rights

Indigenous peoples in Asia are raising alarm on the worsening violation of their collective rights. With Asia becoming the new economic hub for extractive industries and foreign investments, landgrabbing of indigenous lands is now becoming the order of the day such as in India, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia. The growing physical and economic displacement …

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