Books

Below is a list of our latest books in English. Some are parts of our own "Documents" series, others are co-published titles. To view books in other languages, please see the 'publication by language' section, or go to 'search publications'


 
 


Report on the State of Pastoralists´Human Rights in Tanzania

PAICODEO
Pastoralists in Tanzania are suffering from many human rights violations, including forced evictions from their lands. This report gives a comprehensive analysis of the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania, and documents cases of human rights violations against Maasai pastoralists in ten districts.

PAICODEO - 2014 January

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Imperatives for REDD+ Sustainability: Non-Carbon Benefits, local and indigenous peoples

By Søren Hvalkof
This paper focuses on the importance of Non-Carbon Benefits in REDD+ delivered by indigenous peoples and forest dependent communities.

Through three case studies it exemplifies how indigenous peoples and local communities contribute to REDD+ by delivering specific Non-Carbon Benefits. The cases show that the performance of indigenous peoples and local communities is an essential and indispensible part of the sustainability of REDD+.

IBIS, CARE, IWGIA and Forests of the World - 2013 December

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Lost Lands? (Land) Rights of the San in Botswana and the legal concept of indigeneity in Africa

Manuela Zips-Mairitsch
In this book, the author processes the detailed descriptions of a land rights dispute in Botswana in such a way that its instructive relevance for fundamental questions of intercultural justice becomes obvious.

The case of the present book is the High Court of Botswana’s decision of the case Sesana v. the Attorney General in late 2006. In this case, 215 individual indigenous San claimants took legal steps against their relocation from the Central Kalahari Game Reserve.

IWGIA and LIT - 2013 June

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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact

This book offers a detailed insight into the situation of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation in South America. It looks into the threats and challenges that indigenous peoples face and offers a rich source of demographic and ethnographic information regarding indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact.

2013 June

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International Expert Workshop on the World Heritage Convention and Indigenous Peoples

Stefan Disko and Helen Tugendhat
This report presents the practices and challenges related to implementing a human rights policy framework for the world heritage convention based on 15 cases from around the world where world heritage sites coincides with traditional indigenous territories.

2013 April

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Malaysian Indigenous Youth in the City

This collection of photos is part of a project that aims at raising awareness about and creating understanding for the situation of indigenous youth living in cities by offering young indigenous city dwellers a virtual and visual forum for intercontinental and intergenerational exchange.

The participants of the project received training in digital photography. The idea was to give them a tool to document their lives and express their views, fears, joys and hopes through a visual media that could be shared across borders and generations.

2013 March

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Regional Sensitization Seminar on the Rights of Indigenous Populations/Communities in Central and East Africa

This publication gives an overview of the presentations made at the regional sensitization seminar organized by the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in the republic of Congo on 22 to 25 August 2011. One of the objectives of the seminar was to inform key stakeholders from East and Central Africa on the African Commission’s approach to promoting the rights of indigenous peoples.

African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and IWGIA - 2012 December

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Pitfalls and Pipelines. Indigenous peoples and extractive industries

The surviving lands of indigenous peoples include many of the most vulnerable and threatened ecosystems on our planet. Indigenous peoples have always made clear that they are culturally, spi...

Tebtebba, IWGIA and Piplinks - 2012 December

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Silent Sacrifice Girl-child beading in the Samburu Community of Kenya

This report describes pilot research conducted by the Samburu Women Trust (SWT), formerly known as SWEEDO), a community based organization located in Nanyuki, Kenya. The research focused on a practice known as “beading,” which can be briefly described as a community-sanctioned, non-marital sexual relationship between Samburu men in the “warrior” age group, and young Samburu girls who are not yet eligible to be married

Samburu Womens Trust and IWGIA - 2012 November

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What is REDD+? A guide for Indigenous Communities - 3rd Edition

This book seeks to help indigenous communities and their organisations to provide their people with basic information on REDD+. It is intended as a guide in understanding climate change, REDD+ and how they relate to the recognition and exercise of the collective rights of indigenous peoples.
As a guidebook for communities, the content is simplified and accompanied by illustrations and photos for visualization. Translated versions of this Guidebook in several languages have been andwill also be published in REDD+ countries in Asia and elsewhere.

AIPP, IWGIA & Forest Peoples Programme (FPP) - 2012 September

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Customary Law in Forest Resources Use and Management - A Case Study among the Dzao and Thai People in North-West Vietnam

Culture Identity and Resources Use Management (CIRUM)

This study takes a closer look at the role of customary law in forest management and conservation in Vietnam. It documents customary law applied in forest resource use and management among Thai and Dzao communities and concludes with a set of recommendations which can contribute to an improvement of forest related laws and policies. The findings and recommendations of this report are particularly relevant in light of the fact that Vietnam is currently busy preparing for REDD – Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, one of the global initiatives to mitigate climate change under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

IWGIA, AIPP and CIRUM - 2012 April

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Research and information visit to Kenya

The African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities
Based on a research visit to Kenya the report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities describes the human rights situation of the indigenous populations in the Republic of Kenya, and makes recommendations to the Government, civil society organizations and the international community.

ACHPR and IWGIA - 2012 March

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Mission to the Republic of Congo

The African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities
Based on a mission to Brazzaville and the Sibiti region, the report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities describes the human rights situation of the indigenous populations in the Republic of Congo, and makes recommendations to the Government, civil society organizations and the international community.

ACHPR and IWGIA - 2011 November

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Research and Information Visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo

Report of the African Commission’s Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities. Describes the situation of the indigenous populations in the Democratic Republic of Congo and makes recommendations to the government, civil society organizations, and the international community.

IWGIA and ACHPR - 2011 October

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Alienation of the Lands of Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh

Shapan Adnan & Ranajit Dastidar
This book deals with the forcible takeover of the lands of the indigenous peoples of the CHittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). Based on fieldwork research among both Pahari and Bengali groups, the book documents the bewildering variety of mechanisms used to grab Pahari lands in the CHT, inclusive of illegal violence and intimidation. It also puts forward a wide range of policy measures to reduce land grabbing and ethnic tension. These policies are addressed to Pahari organizations as well as progressive sections of the government, mainstream Bengali society, donor agencies, the media, public interest organizations, the NGO sector, advocacy groups and others at home and abroad.

Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission & IWGIA - 2011 May

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Divers Paths To Justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia

This book reveals that the majority of South East Asian countries already have plural legal systems and to some extent custom is recognized as a source of rights in the constitutions and laws of a number of them. National and international courts have affirmed indigenous peoples' customary rights in land. And all these countries have endorsed and ratified key international laws and treaties. Thus the basis for securing indigenous peoples' rights through a revalidation of customary law exists.

AIPP, Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), The Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) and Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) - 2011

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Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

This book reflects on the outcomes of the workshop on traditional occupations organized by AIPP, in partnership with UNDP-RIPP and ILO, together with the Ministry of Rural Development of the Royal Government of Cambodia. It compiles case studies aimed at looking deeper into the specific concerns and challenges relating to the practice of traditional livelihoods, specifically in Asia.

AIPP - 2010 December

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Pipeline Dreams: People, Environment, and the Arctic Energy Frontier

Mark Nuttall
The indigenous peoples of the circumpolar North have long been involved in struggles to make sense of, adapt to, and negotiate the impacts and consequences of resource development, but they have also been involved in struggles to gain some measure of control over development as well as to benefit from it.

IWGIA - 2010 December

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Mission to the Republic of Rwanda. Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities.

The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders. It describes the situation of the indigenous populations in the Republic of Rwanda and it makes recommendations to the Government, civil society organizations and the international community.

ACHPR and IWGIA - 2010 November

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The Rights of Indigenous Peoples - The Cooperation Between Denmark and Bolivia (2005-2009)

This report documents the experiences of the Danish support programme for indigenous peoples in Bolivia. The programme came to an end 31 December 2009 after 10 years in operation.The aim of the programme was for indigenous peoples to "obtain full exercise of their economic, political, social and cultural rights". This publication presents an analysis of the process and the programmes overall results particularly over the last five years.

DANIDA and IWGIA - 2010 November

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Advisory Opinion of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights on the United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Peoples

The United Nations Declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) constitutes a landmark in the struggle of indigenous peoples worldwide, including Africa. It is the most comprehen...

ACHPR and IWGIA - 2010 October

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Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa

Albert Kwokwo Barume
As in many other parts of the world, the indigenous peoples of Africa are increasingly being dispossessed of their ancestral lands. Indigenous peoples have not let this happen without reacting and in some cases they have even gone to court. The purpose of this book is to analyze some of the land cases filed by indigenous peoples in selected African countries, in order to see how the judiciary has dealt with this issue, and what lessons can be learned.

IWGIA - 2010 May

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Research and Information Visit to the Republic of Gabon

African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
The African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities undertook a mission to the Republic of Gabon in September 2007. The report of the visit was adopted by the African Commission on Human and People's Rights at its 45th Ordinary Session, 13-27 May, 2009.

IWGIA and ACHPR - 2010 April

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Red Spotted Ox: a Pokot life

Pat Robbins
Red Spotted Ox is the fascinating autobiography of an East African pastoralist, as told to Pat Robbins in the early 1970s.

IWGIA - 2010 March

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Indigenous Knowledge and Customary Law in Natural Resource Management: Experiences in Yunnan, China and Haruku, Indonesia

This publication is a compilation of two case studies conducted one in Yuhu Village, Yulong county, Yunnan, China and the second in Haruku village, Haruku Island, Indonesia. Both cases highlight the importance of indigenous knowledge and customary law for the success of conservation and sustainable development initiatives as the way forward.

AIPP - 2010

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Research and Information Visit to Libya: Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities

African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
The African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities undertook a mission to Libya in August 2005. The report describes the situation of the indigenous populations in Libya and makes recommendations to the Government.

IWGIA, ACHPR - 2009 December

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Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is a culmination of a centuries-long struggle by indigenous peoples for justice. It tells the story of the Declaration from the inside, detailing its history, negotiations, content and broader significance.

IWGIA - 2009 December

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IWGIA: A History

Jens Dahl
IWGIA was founded in 1968 by anthropologists concerned at the atrocities being committed against Indians in South America. This book tells the history of IWGIA from an insider's perspective. It is written by Jens Dahl, a Danish anthropologist and former director and Board member of IWGIA who has followed the organisation’s development for the last 40 years.

IWGIA - 2009 November

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Mission to the Central African Republic: Report from the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/ Communities

African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
The African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities undertook a mission to the Central African Republic in January 2007. The report describes the socio-political context of the Central African Republic, the existing legal framework on human rights and the situation of the indigenous populations in the Central African Republic.

IWGIA, ACHPR - 2009 October

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Mission to the Republic of Uganda: Report from the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/ Communities, July 2006

African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders. It describes the situation of the indigenous populations in the Republic of Uganda including the Batwa and pastoralists groups, and makes recommendations to the Government, civil society organizations and the international community.

IWGIA, ACHPR - 2009 October

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