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Extractive Industries, Land Rights and Indigenous Populations'/Communities' Rights

Author: African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
Number of pages: 294
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-76-0
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Cameroon
Region publication is about: Africa
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2017
Release month/day: dec-03
Related partner: African Commission on Human and Indigenous Peoples Rights (ACHPR) and its Working Group on Indigenous People (WGIP)
In 2003, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) established the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in Africa (WGIP) with the responsibility to advise the Commission on matters relating to the rights of indigenous populations/communities on the continent. In this capacity, the WGIP found it appropriate to commission a study on extractive industries, land righ...
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The Sea Within: Maritime tenure and cosmopolitical debates

Author: IWGIA
Number of pages: 228
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-87-6
Publication language: English English
Release year: 2017
Release month/day: april-01
Recent texts on the rights of indigenous peoples clearly show that indigenous ownership of marine and coastal spaces must be respected. In addition, their rights to their sea spaces must be guaranteed according to local perceptions, and this is masterly described by some articles in this book. This is expressed in the 2007 United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) in...
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Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders Field Handbook on Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy

Author: AIPP
Number of pages: 106
ISBN number: 978-616-7898-18-6
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
Release month/day: jan-01
This handbook provides comprehensive step-by-step instructions on how to document human rights violations, particularly indigenous peoples’ collective rights, and use the data gathered for advocacy.
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Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Descendent Communities, and Natural Resources: Human Rights Protection in the Context of Extraction, Exploitation, and Development Activities

Author: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Number of pages: 182
ISBN number: OEA/Ser.L/V/II.Doc. 47/15
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2015
Release month/day: jan-01
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) addresses in this report State obligations with regard to extraction, exploitation, and development activities concerning natural resources. Through the implementation of its monitoring mechanisms, the Commission has consistently received information evidencing the human, social, health, cultural and environmental impacts of these projects on i...
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The Indigenous World 2016

Author: IWGIA
Number of pages: 553
ISBN number: 9788792786692
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Europe, Europa
Release year: 2016
Release month/day: april-01
This yearbook gives a global update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights and provides an overview of the main developments that have affected indigenous women and men in the course of 2015. In 54 country specific reports and 12 articles on international processes, indigenous and non-indigenous activists, experts and scholars provide their insight and knowledge on r...
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Human Rights Based Approach to Development as experienced in ten Indigenous communities in the Philippines

Number of pages: 136
Country publication is about: Philippines, Filipinas
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
In the Philippines, diversity within commonality among indigenous peoples is in itself a very complicated situation. Moreover, indigenous peoples understand their rights enshrined in laws more as violations than enjoyment, while local State authorities find difficulty in bridging the gap of addressing the development aspirations of the indigenous peoples with that of “national unity and developm...
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Shifting cultivation, livelihood and food security: New and old challenges for indigenous peoples in Asia

Number of pages: 415
ISBN number: 978-92-5-108761-9
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2015
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 13 September 2007. Since then, the importance of the role that indigenous peoples play in economic, social and environmental conservation through traditional sustainable agricultural practices has been gradually recognized. Consistent with the mandate to eradicate hunger, poverty and malnut...
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Research and Information Visit to the Republic of Tanzania

Number of pages: 106
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-59-3
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2015
In early 2013, a working group under the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights undertook research on the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania. For the duration of two weeks, a delegation formed by the Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities met with representatives of ministries, embassies, UN agencies, international and local NGOs, including indigen...
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The Indigenous World 2015

Number of pages: 571
ISBN number: 9788792786524
ISSN number: 1024-0217
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
Seven years after the adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, The Indigenous World 2015 looks at the most significant developments and setbacks for indigenous peoples’ rights at the national and international level during the previous year and at indigenous peoples’ assessments of possible ways forward. With 69 articles and country reports, this edition of The In...
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Business and Human Rights: Indigenous Peoples' Experiences with Access to Remedy. Case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America

Number of pages: 315
ISBN number: 9736167898117
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2015
The book addresses cases from each of these continents, examining the experiences of indigenous peoples with access to remedy when their human rights are affected by corporate activities. By drawing from these experiences it seeks to inform the actions of corporate and State actors in relation their business and human rights obligation to ensure that indigenous peoples have access to effective rem...
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A study on the socio-economic status of indigenous peoples in Nepal

Author: Study team: Dr. Chaitanya Subba, Pro. Dr. Bishwamber Pyakuryal, Mr. Tunga Shiromani Bastola, Mr. Mohan Khajum Subba, Mr. Nirmal Kumar Raut, Mr. Baburam Karki
Number of pages: 292
ISBN number: 993728861-4
Country publication is about: Nepal , Nepal
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
The present study aims to assess the poverty levels of the various indigenous groups in Nepal. It was developed to address the lack of existing disaggregated data and statistics on the socio-economic status of Nepal’s many indigenous groups. By presenting data on a broad set of socio-economic indicators for the many indigenous groups in Nepal and comparing this with data on other major caste and...
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Indigenous Peoples' Rights in International Law: Emergence and Application

Number of pages: 527
ISBN number: 978-82-8144-083-8
Country publication is about: International
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2015
This diverse collection of essays and articles emerged from a workshop held in Oslo in March 2012, hosted by the Norwegian Center for Human Rights and the University of Oslo. The purpose of the workshop was to gather memories of how the international community had decided to examine the situation of Indigenous peoples, to explore, explain and celebrate their pioneering work within the United Natio...
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World Heritage Sites and Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Number of pages: 545
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-54-8
ISSN number: ISSN: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Canada, Canadá, Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania, Australia, Sápmi
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Europe, Europa
Release year: 2014
This book includes 20 case studies of World Heritage sites from around the world and relevant background articles. The case studies explore and document, from a human rights perspective, indigenous peoples’ experiences with World Heritage sites and with the processes of the World Heritage Convention. They also identify recurring concerns and systemic shortcomings in the implementation of the Con...
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Work Place Diversity in Aid Agencies in Laos

Author: Steeve Daviau
Number of pages: 62
Release year: 2014
In this research report anthropologist Steeve Daviau examines how well the international aid community in Lao has done in ensuring that their workplaces are diverse and representative of the many ethnic groups in the country. The overall goal of the research is to assist aid organizations in Laos to critically assess and improve their stated values, attitudes and actual progress in becoming inc...
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Indigenous Peoples in Voluntary Isolation and Initial Contact in the Americas

Number of pages: 81
ISBN number: 978-0-8270-6113-2
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2014
: Recommendations for the Full Respect of their Human Rights Prepared by the Rapporteurship on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples of the Inter-America Commission on Human Rights The western hemisphere is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation and initial contact in the world. They are the last peoples who were not colonized and who do not have permanen...
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Annual Report 2013

Number of pages: 34
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
IWGIA's Annual Report presents the results of IWGIA's activities in 2013 and highlights examples of projects and processes implemented or supported by IWGIA throughout the year
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Marginalisation and Impunity - Violence Against Women and Girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts

Author: Dr. Bina D'Costa
Number of pages: 80
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2014
This report examines selected cases of violence against women and girls in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in 2011 and 2012. It also discusses relevant legal contexts and, based on four key principles, provides recommendations to the government and civil society to address violence against women and girls in the region. The report emphasises that militarisation and transmigration programs ille...
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The Indigenous World 2014

Number of pages: 597
ISBN number: 978-87-927864-18
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, International, Internacional, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico, Middle East, Medio Oriente
Release year: 2014
The 2014 edition contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples in 73 articles written by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists. The book provides 58 country reports and 15 articles on international processes, reflecting ongoing worldwide human rights violations, especially with regards to indigenous peoples’ land, territories and resources. ...
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Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa - Revised and updated 2014

Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 390
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-40-1
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana, Kenya, Kenia, South Africa, Sudáfrica, Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2014
Professor of Law, Gudmundur Alfredsson writes about the first edition of Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa: "It is not only a first-class academic presentation but also a practical one, including a series of conclusions and recommendations that are highly relevant to any implementation and monitoring efforts at the national and international levels. This is a highly recommended book t...
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Divers Paths To Justice: Legal pluralism and the rights of indigenous peoples in Southeast Asia

Number of pages: 180
ISBN number: 978-616-90611-7-5
Country publication is about: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Thailand, Tailandia, Philippines, Filipinas, Malaysia, Malasia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2011
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. Thu...
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Indigenous Knowledge and Customary Law in Natural Resource Management: Experiences in Yunnan, China and Haruku, Indonesia

Number of pages: 68
ISBN number: 978-616-90611-5-1
Country publication is about: Indonesia, China
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2010
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. Lands and territories inhabited by most indigenous pe...
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Traditional Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 166
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2010
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. It is div...
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Tilting the Balance: Indigenous Women, Development and Access to Justice

Number of pages: 216
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This report on the Southeast Asia Consultation on Development, Access to Justice and the Human Rights of Indigenous women is intended as a material to be used by indigenous women, advocates, policy-makers and the public for the promotion, protection and respect of the rights of indigenous women facing violations of their rights due to state and corporate projects coming into their territories. ...
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We Have Rights: A Community Guide for Indigenous Peoples on the 2009 ADB Safeguard Policy Statement and Accountability Mechanism

Number of pages: 111
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2013
This guide is a tool for advocacy work and community actions. It focuses on the Asian Development Bank Safeguard Policy Statement of 2009 (ADB 2009 SPS) particularly its safeguard requirements for Indigenous Peoples. In addition, it features the ADB Accountability Mechanism of 2012 and contains the principles and process of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Understanding the subject...
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What is REDD+? A guide for Indigenous Communities - 3rd Edition

Number of pages: 120
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-22-7
Release year: 2012
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 fo...
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The Forest is Life: Knowledge for Communities

Number of pages: 26
Release year: 2012
Climate change is a commonly discussed issue nowadays and has become an environmental problem-affecting people throughout the world. Climate change is resulting in shifting weather patterns and other global effects such as unseasonal rains that affect agriculture, droughts, increased temperatures, floods, plagues and diseases. Global warming is mainly the result of rising CO2 level in the earth...
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About IWGIA

IWGIA - International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs - is a global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending indigenous peoples’ rights. Read more.

Indigenous World

IWGIA's global report, the Indigenous World, provides an update of the current situation for indigenous peoples worldwide. Download here.

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