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EMRIP12: Joint Statement to the 12th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Borders, Migration and Displacement

Joint Statement to the 12th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples on Borders, Migration and Displacement Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) and Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus Delivered by: Jacqueline Cariño Indigenous peoples in many Asian countries experience similar situations of displacement, eviction and forced migration within and across borders. These …

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Philippines: STOP THE ATTACKS AGAINST THE PEOPLE! (Official Statement of the CPA on Pres. Rodrigo Duterte’s SONA)

Attacks against the people is bound to worsen Duterte’s 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) did not tackle the true state of the nation today. Instead of putting an end to the culture of impunity that reigns in the country, he will continue to disregard human rights and rule of law, and intensify the …

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Cambodia: CSOs condemn the unfair conviction of Mother Nature activists San Mala, Try Sovikea and Sim Somnang

While we, the undersigned civil society organizations (“CSOs”), welcome the long overdue release of Mother Nature activists San Mala, Try Sovikea and Sim Somnang, we strongly condemn their conviction for acting as instigators to the offence of ‘threatening to destroy property accompanied by an order’ under Articles 28 and 424 of the Cambodian Penal Code. …

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Statement: Respect Indigenous Penan’s Native Customary Rights over the Murum Dam Project

We, indigenous organizations from Malaysia and Asia, are deeply concerned about the Sarawak State Government’s actions against the Indigneous Penans protesting the impounding of water at the Murum Dam in Ulu Belaga, Sarawak. Reports from the people on the ground and newspapers indicate that the police have arrested at least ten indigenous Penans including two …

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Workshop Declaration: Advance The Right To Self-Determinated Development Of Indigenous Peoples

ASIA REGIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ WORKSHOP ON EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES,ENERGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS We, 68 participants of the ASIA REGIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ WORKSHOP ON EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES, ENERGY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, held in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines on April 20-22, 2014; representing 54 indigenous peoples organizations and advocate groups in Asia, Pacific, Africa, South America and USA; hereby …

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Hydropower Development and Right to Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) of Indigenous Peoples – Case Studies from Nepal and Northeast India

AIPP, with local pNepal_cover_pageartner organizations, conducted studies on Mapithel (Thoubal Multipurpose) Dam Project in Manipur, Northeast India and Likhu-4 Hydropower Project in Nepal in 2008 and 2010 respectively in order to examine the impacts of these projects on local indigenous peoples. Reports of the two case studies describe religious and socio-cultural, economic, linguistic and ecological …

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Development Aggression as Economic Growth: A Report by the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact

Development aggression through state, public-private partnerships and corporate projects – large dams, mines, logging, plantations, national parks… and the like – are displacing millions of indigenous peoples from their lands and territories… their traditional sources of subsistence, distinct cultures and ways of life. Indigenous peoples in their resource-rich lands are considered dispensable collateral damage in …

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