Human Rights Defenders

Asia Indigenous Observer: Love For Freedom [July]

It’s been a busy time at AIPP with us engaging at HLPF and the EMRIP sessions. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA), the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Indigenous People Human Rights Defenders Network (IPHRD), Asia made a Joint Statement to the 14th session Regional meetings of the Expert …

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Philippines Ground Report: Escalation Of Brutal Attacks On Indigenous Human Rights Groups

The alarming trend of human rights violations on indigenous human rights and climate defenders in the Philippines has not only continued since the massacre of nine indigenous Tumadok activists in December of last year but is allegedly escalating in the run-up to the President’s State of the Nation address this month. AIPP brings you this …

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AIPP’s congratulatory message to new EMRIP member Mr. Dhamai

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) would like to congratulate Mr. Binota Moy Dhamai for his new appointment as a member of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP) for 2020 – 2022. The decision was made by the United Nations Human Rights Council on March 13th, 2020 before the suspension of its …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Statement – ASEAN People’s Forum 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 to respect, protect and fulfill these rights. However, as noted below, the realities on the ground indicate that ASEAN member states have failed to implement the UNDRIP. Human Rights, Democracy …

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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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Cambodia: Three years and still no effective investigation into Dr. Kem Ley’s killing

9 July 2019 (Bangkok, Thailand) — Today, on the third anniversary of the killing of prominent political commentator and human rights defender Kem Ley, the 24 undersigned organizations renew calls on the Cambodian government to establish an independent and impartial Commission of Inquiry to conduct a thorough and effective investigation into his killing. On 10 July …

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