Human Rights Reports

The San in Zimbabwe: livelihoods, land and human rights

Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-62-3
Country publication is about: Zimbabwe, Zimbabue
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2016
Written by Robert K. Hitchcock, Ben Begbie-Clench & Ashton Murwira This report looks at the situation of the Tshwa San living in western Zimbabwe. Information on this small indigenous minority group has so far been limited. Due to unique social and cultural barriers, the Tshwa face a number of constraints and challenges that need to be dealt with. Based on an extensive survey, the objectiv...
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Tanzania Pastoralists threatened: eviction, human rights violations and loss of livelihood

Number of pages: 92
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-66-1
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2016
The report explores the evictions of pastoralists and other conflicts over pastoralists’ land in Tanzania, with focus on the past decade. Although most of these evictions and land based conflicts have been documented, the associated human and legal rights violations have increasingly lead to concern amongst civil society. A study was therefore commissioned to collate the available informatio...
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Renewable Energy Projects and the Rights of Marginalised/Indigenous Communities in Kenya

Author: Kanyinke Sena
Number of pages: 24
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-63-0
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2015
The fact that energy projects are green does not necessarily mean they accept and protect internationally-recognised human rights norms. This report documents the adverse impact of Kenya’s goal to develop its renewable energy sector on indigenous peoples. It looks particularly at the geothermal and wind energy sectors in Kenya and describes the human rights impacts of a number of green energ...
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Russia: Indigenous Peoples in the Russian Federation. IWGIA report 18

Author: Johannes Rohr
Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-49-4
Country publication is about: Russia, Rusia
Region publication is about: Europe, Europa
Release year: 2014
This report examines the human rights situation of the 41 indigenous peoples living in the Northern and Asian territories of the Russian Federation. While their historical homelands account for two-thirds of the territory of contemporary Russia, these people number a little over 250,000 individuals in total. This is the equivalent of a medium-sized city stretched out over the better part of th...
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Business and Human Rights: Interpreting the UN Guiding Principles for Indigenous Peoples

Author: By: Johannes Rohr & José Aylwin
Number of pages: 52
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-44-9
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2014
In June 2011, the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGP). These principles form the first globally-agreed framework for preventing and addressing adverse human rights impacts linked to business activities. While the UNGP do not introduce new human rights obligations, they do specify how human rights standards and state obligations...
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The Human Rights of the Rapa Nui people on Easter Island: Report of the international Observers’ Mission to Rapa Nui, August 2011

Number of pages: 38
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-27-2
Country publication is about: Chile, Rapa Nui
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 2012
The purpose of this Report, which has as background the recent events concerning the acts of police violence and criminalization of the territorial claims of the Rapa Nui peoples which occurred in the years 2010 and 2011, is to assess the human rights situation of the Rapa Nui people. This document corresponds to the Report prepared by a group of observers from different latitudes and disciplin...
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Cameroun: Quel Avenir pour les Baka?

Author: Aili Pyhälä
Number of pages: 80
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-23-4
Country publication is about: Cameroon
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
IWGIA rapport 13: Droits et moyens de subsistance des peubles autchtones dans le Sud-Est du Cameroun Les peuples autochtones de chasseurs-cueilleurs des forêts tropicales humides d’Afrique Centrale possèdent un patrimoine coutumier solide et précieux, développé au fil des millénaires dans des cultures qui sont particulièrement adaptées à vivre en forêt et à l’exploiter de faç...
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Cameroon: What Future for the Baka?

Author: Aili Pyhälä
Number of pages: 69
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-16-6
Country publication is about: Cameroon
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
The indigenous hunter/gatherer peoples of the Central African rainforests have a strong and valuable customary heritage, developed over millennia in cultures that are uniquely adjusted to living in and utilizing the forest in a harmonious and sustainable way. Today, the cultures and very survival of the indigenous peoples of Central Africa are under severe threat, as a result of being pushed off t...
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Bangladesh: Militarization in the Chittagong Hill Tracts - The slow demise of the region's indigenous peoples. IWGIA Report 14.

Number of pages: 51
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-20-3
Country publication is about: Bangladesh
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 2012
The military has played a decisive role in Bangladesh. Its influence over political, economic and social affairs is particularly pronounced in the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), a region of natural abundance and home to 11 indigenous groups numbering approximately 700,000 people; this is a region, however, which has experienced decades of relentless human rights violations. Despite occupying on...
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Niger: Cas des Régions de Tillabéri et Dosso. Rapport IWGIA 12

Number of pages: 40
ISBN number: 978-87-92786-10-4
Country publication is about: Niger, Níger
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2012
Les Peuls sont principalement des pasteurs nomades et semi-nomades fermement attachés à leur système de valeurs traditionnel et qui migrent à travers l’Afrique de l’ouest avec leurs troupeaux depuis plus de 6,000 ans. Au Niger, ils sont victimes de plusieurs préjugés et stéréotypes négatifs. Ils sont souvent associés au banditisme et leur mode de vie traditionnel est perçu comme arc...
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Brasil: Isolados no Brasil - Política de estado: Da tutela para política de direitos - Uma questão resolvida? Informe IWGIA 10

Author: Antenor Vaz
Number of pages: 64
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-94-2
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2011
En la Amazonía brasilera se encuentran la mayor cantidad de pueblos en situación de aislamiento y un número importante de comunidades de contacto reciente o esporádico con la sociedad nacional. Este documento actualiza la información disponible sobre estos pueblos y propone una serie de medidas urgentes para su protección. A lo largo del texto se presentan las metodologías de trabajo, lo...
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Paraguay: The Case of the Ayoreo. IWGIA Report 4

Author: Unión de Nativos Ayoreo de Paraguay, Iniciativa Amotocodie
Number of pages: 44
ISBN number: 978-99953-898-2-6
Country publication is about: Paraguay, Paraguay , Chaco , Chaco
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: maj-10
This IWGIA Report documents the injustices experienced by the indigenous Ayoreo people in Paraguay, who have lost much of their ancestral lands to ranching, illegal sale of land and extractive industries - a development that threatens the physical and cultural survival of the groups of Ayoreos still living in voluntary isolation. This publication is aimed at demarcating the territory of the Ayo...
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Peru: A Chronicle of Deception. IWGIA Report 5

Author: Research Team of ODECOFROC
Number of pages: 62
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-73-7
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: dec-09
This report argues and demonstrates that the Peruvian government acted in bad faith by modifying the original proposal to create the Ichigkat Muja National Park agreed upon with the Awajún and Wampís indigenous communities of the District of El Cenepa, Department of Amazonas, Peru. The proposal to create a protected natural area in the Cordillera del Cóndor, the traditional land of these people...
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Colombia: The Case of the Naya. IWGIA Report 2

Author: Pedro García Hierro
Number of pages: 52
ISBN number: 978-958-8262-70-3
Country publication is about: Colombia
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: dec-08
The violations of the fundamental rights of the black, indigenous and peasant farmer population of the Colombian Pacific, regarded by all the armed forces, both regular and irregular, as the “collateral damage” of any armed conflict, may have objectives of their own, independent of the Colombian internal armed conflict. The territorial uprooting of these peoples may be an objective in itself...
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Os direitos dos povos indígenas em Mato Grosso do Sul, Brasil. Informe IWGIA 3

Author: José Alwyn
Number of pages: 84
ISBN number: 97-88791563-34-8
Country publication is about: Brazil, Brasil
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: 2009
Este informe, que denominei de “Os direitos do povos indígenas em Mato do Grosso do Sul, Brasil. Confinamento e tutela no século XXI”, trata das observações de minha visita, bem como da pesquisa e análise realizada posteriormente a partir da perspectiva dos direitos humanos. Nele aborda-se o tratamento que o Estado brasileiro tem outorgado aos povos indígenas, analisando especialmente...
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