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INDIA: Millions of Indigenous Peoples on the verge of losing their homelands again

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) prepared a booklet about India’s Supreme Court’s order of 13 February 2019 challenging the constitutional validity of Forest Rights Act (FRA) directed the State governments to ensure the eviction of all forest dwelling Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers from forest lands whose claims under the Act have been …

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Thailand: Koh-ee Mee, the centenarian indigenous Karen leader of the Kaeng Krachan forest, passes away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FC9TDTNWMv8 Kittisak Rattanakrajangsri, chairperson of Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact, sends his condolences to the family and community members of Koh-ee Mee who passed away today. Koh-ee Mee is an indigenous Karen leader of the Kaeng Krachan forest who fought a legal battle to claim their right to live in their own land. Kittisak challenges the …

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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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Earth Day 2017

On 22 April, 2017, together with more than 500 organisations and indigenous communities across the world who stand with the #landrightsnow campaign, the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact with its partners and members from 7 countries are celebrating the Earth Day at AIPP office and Khun Tae village in Chiang Mai, Thailand. #EarthDay2017 #LandRightsNow Share on …

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The Impact of a China-backed sugarcane plantation in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province

A China-backed sugarcane plantation in Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province is destroying the livelihoods of residents, according to ethnic minority villagers and civil society groups, despite official claims that the project will bring prosperity to the region by creating new jobs. For more relating information, see AIPP’s campaign page at the link: click here. Share on facebook …

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Indigenous Peoples’ Initiatives for Land Rights Recognition in Asia

This document is our latest publication on land rights, which was printed out and distributed during the 7th AIPP General Assembly in Chiang Mai, 27 – 29 September 2016. The publication provides examples of a range of initiatives and strategies of indigenous peoples in Asia in asserting their land rights that could serve as lessons …

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Indonesia: Case study on “Mobilization, mapping and legal action help indigenous community oppose mining activities”

In 2003, fifteen indigenous Pagu communities of North Maluku, Indonesia, started opposing the expanding gold mining activities in their territories, as these activities were causing the contamination of water sources and the ecosystem. With the support of AMAN and AIPP, the communities mapped their territories, mobilised wide support to save the ecosystem of Kao Bay, …

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