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Extractive Industries, Land Rights and the Indigenous Populations/Communities’ Rights

The report "Extractive Industries, Land Rights and the Indigenous Populations/Communities’ Rights: East, Central and Southern Africa" gives a comprehensive overview over the consequences of extractive industries on indigenous peoples and their land.

A thorough introduction to international as well as African safegueards, declarations and principles concerning indigenous peoples and standards concerning extractive industries provide the background of the study.

The report includes field studies in Kenya, Cameroon, Uganda and Namibia presenting the different challenges and opportunities for indigenous peoples in the four countries.


INFORMATION AND SOURCE OF CIVIC ACTION
The study presents a set of seven recommendations, many of which have been expressed previously
by indigenous populations/communities, civil society and extractive industries themselves in various reports and declarations. The aim of including the recommendations in the report is to reinforce their significance.

“The report can inform many in Africa, including governments, on the state and consequences of extractive industries on the rights of indigenous peoples. And it can serve as source for civic action for policy changes on the ground,” says Dr. Melakou Tegegn, Expert Member of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa.

The report is published by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and IWGIA with financial support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark

 


0763_Extractive_Industries_Africa_Report.pdf

Publisher: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) and IWGIA

2017 May 29
140 pages