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In solidarity with the Karen Indigenous Peoples of Thailand against the Declaration of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage Site

Date 31 July 2021 We Support “World Heritage, Blood Heritage” Campaign! In solidarity with the Karen Indigenous Peoples of Thailand against the Declaration of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC) as a World Heritage Site We object in the strongest terms to the declaration of Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex (KKFC), the ancestral lands of the Karen …

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The Forest as Community Supermarket for Karen Indigenous Peoples in Thailand

In Ban Mae Jok, neither electricity nor internet/Wi-Fi are available, but 1,600 hectares of natural forest provide a much larger choice of consumable items than a giant supermarket. Even without electricity and mobile phone access, as well as the current local lock-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the villagers of more than 50 households are …

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Thailand: Learning and understanding living in harmony with nature from Karen knowledge holders in the Karen language

Language is not only a tool for communication but also the identity of Indigenous Peoples which represents who we are and our distinct relationship with land, territories and resources. Most of the Indigenous Communities have oral traditions. Therefore, language is the key medium through which Indigenous Knowledge holders transmit knowledge and innovations relating to natural …

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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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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: The National Park Service Ends Karen Ethnic Litigation

The media reported during the 25-31 October 2018 that the authorities in the Department of National Park. Wildlife and plants I met the inquiry officer. Kaeng Krachan Police Station Kaeng Krachan District Phetchaburi Province To prosecute, investigate and prosecute the traditional Karen ethnic group who used to live in Bang Kloi on the land and the land. Which was later declared Kaeng …

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Thailand: Joint Statement-To drop civil and criminal charges against Kaeng Krachan ethnic Karens

Attempts by the National Park Department may constitute to judicial harassments Immediate released on 4 Nov 2018 During 25-31 October 2018, it has been widely reported that the Director General of the Department of National Park, Wildlife, and Plant Conservation had instructed his officials to report the case with the Kaeng Krachan Police Station, Kaeng …

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Thailand: NIPT concerning the use of legal authority by a government agency following the decision of the Supreme Administrative Court in the case of the Karen people and the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation (DNP)

Statement of the Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) 15 June 2018 We issue this statement in reference to the Supreme Administrative Court Cases Aw Saw.77/2559 and Aw Saw.4/2561 between Mr. Ko-ee, or Kaw-ee Meemi, and 5 other plaintiffs against the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plants Conservation and other defendants. Mr. Ko-ee …

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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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Myanmar: Killing of Mr. O Moo

MMR 001 / 0418 / OBS 050 Killing Myanmar April 17, 2018 The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Myanmar. Description of the situation: The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the …

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