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Knowledge generation is an important foundation for increasing understanding and for pushing for change. In this database, you can find all of our resources, which include books, manuals, briefings, human rights reports and urgent alerts. 

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

Author: African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Number of pages: 75
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-60-7
Country publication is about: Uganda
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: okt-09
The visit was designed to update the Working Group on the human rights situation of the Batwa Pygmies of Western Uganda as well as that of the pastoralists in the north and north-eastern parts of the country. It also sought to identify the challenges faced by these communities and by the government and other stakeholders in addressing the human rights situations of indigenous communities. The r...
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In thai: Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 127
ISBN number: 87-90730-30-5
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: 2000
The book gives an overview of the status and plight of indigenous peoples in various regions of the world. How do they define themselves, what sets them apart from other peoples? Why do we need to show interest for their specific problems - these and other questions are dealt with in this book.
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Mission to the Central African Republic: Report from the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/ Communities

Author: African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Number of pages: 60
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-62-1
Country publication is about: Central African Republic, República Centroafricana
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: okt-09
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has established a Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities that undertook a research and information visit to the Central African Republic in January 2007. The report was adopted by the African Commission on Human and People's Rights at its 43rd Ordinary Session, 7-22 May 2008. The report gives an account of meetings held with gov...
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La Lingua della Terra: i Mapuche in Argentina e Cile

Author: Leslie Ray
Number of pages: 230
ISBN number: 978-88-89413-43-2
Country publication is about: Argentina, Chile
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: 2010
L’avvincente e sofferta Lotta di resistenza dei Mapuche, indigeni sudamericani oggetto di una politica segregazionista e repressiva da parte dei governi cileni e argentini. II ‘popolo della terra” traduzione letterale di Mapuche) è stato deportato in riserve, ridotto alta fame e alla marginalitá sociale dalle logiche statali e dall’aviditá dei proprietari terrieri e delle multinazionali...
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Regional Sensitization Seminar: The Rights of Indigenous Populations / Communities in Central Africa

Author: African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Number of pages: 56
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-59-1
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: sep-09
The report from the regional sensitization seminar: “the Rights of Indigenous Populations / Communities in Central Africa” is published in both English and French. The seminar took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon, 13-16 September 2006 and was organised by the African Commission for human and peoples’ rights in collaboration with IWGIA. The Seminar brought together participants drawn from indigen...
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Indigenous Affairs 1/06

Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: 2006
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Report from the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities Mission to the Republic of Niger - February 2006

Author: African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Number of pages: 68
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-48-5
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: maj-07
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has established a Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities that undertook a mission to the Republic of Niger in February 2006, and this is the report from the mission. The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, it describes the ...
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Indigenous Affairs 2/07

Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: 2007
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Report from the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities Mission to the Republic of Namibia - July - August 2005

Author: African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Number of pages: 133
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-32-4
Country publication is about: Namibia
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: maj-07
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has established a Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities that undertook a mission to the Republic of Namibia in July - August 2005, and this is the report from the mission. The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, it describ...
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Indigenous Affairs 3/07

Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: 2007
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Report from the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities Mission to the Republic of Botswana - June 2005

Author: African Commission for Human and Peoples Rights and IWGIA
Number of pages: 110
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-29-4
Country publication is about: Botswana, Botsuana
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: maj-07
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has established a Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities that undertook a mission to the Republic of Botswana in June 2005, and this is the report from the mission. The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, it describes the...
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Indigenous Affairs 4/08

Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: 2008
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Research and Information Visit to the Republic of Congo

Author: Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities
Number of pages: 38
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-31-7
Country publication is about: Republic of Congo , Republica del Congo
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: maj-07
The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights' Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities undertook a research and information visit to the Republic of Congo in September 2005. This is the report from the visit. The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, it describes the s...
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Indigenous Affairs 5/08

Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: 2008
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Research and Information Visit to the Republic of Burundi

Author: Report of the African Commission's Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities
Number of pages: 38
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-30-0
Country publication is about: Burundi
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: maj-07
Report from the research and information visit to the Republic of Burundi undertaken by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights' Working Group on Indigenous Populations/Communities in March-April 2005. The report gives an account of meetings held with government authorities, civil society organizations, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, it describes the situation of...
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Advisory Opinion on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 13
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: apr-06
The African Commission's Advisory Opinion on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples was the result of discussions at the 41st session in Ghana in May 2007, a time when the Declaration was debated intensely internationally. The Advisory Opinion argues that the Declaration is in line with the African Charter and the stance and jurisprudence of the African Commission on the iss...
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Indigenous Peoples in Africa: The Forgotten Peoples? The African Commission's work on indigenous peoples in Africa

Author: The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) and IWGIA
Number of pages: 29
ISBN number: 84-91563-24-0
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2006
Release month/day: jun-06
The report contains both an analysis of criteria for identifying indigenous peoples in Africa, an analysis of their human rights situation seen in the light of the provisions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights and an analysis of the African Charter/jurisprudence and its potential for promoting and protecting the human rights of indigenous peoples in Africa. The report also include...
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Report of the African Commission's Working Group of Experts on Indigenous Populations/ Communities

Author: The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) and IWGIA
Number of pages: 121
ISBN number: 87-90730-82-8
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2005
Release month/day: jun-05
This book is a co-production between the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. It is a report drawn up by a working group established by the African Commission. It addresses the reasons why and the means by which the African Commission should deal with the protection and promotion of the human rights of indigenous peoples...
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The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Author: Lola García-Alix
Number of pages: 104
ISBN number: 87-90730-75-5
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2003
Release month/day: jun-03
In 1998, IWGIA published the book The Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples - the struggle for a new partnership. Now, in 2003, with the Forum already established and its first session held last year, IWGIA wishes to continue to prioritise the dissemination of information and analysis on this issue. This Handbook on the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues provides basic information on the UN...
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The Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 111
ISBN number: 87-90730-08-9
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
This book is a compilation of reports and papers mostly taken from the official United Nations documentation. It also includes the background to the discussion on the establishment of a Permanent Forum for indigenous peoples and a technical description of the United Nations system. The goal of this publication is to offer a work document, which will be useful in the debate concerning the process ...
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The UN Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Peoples' Rights: Experiences and Challenges

Number of pages: 57
ISBN number: 9788791563270
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2007
Release month/day: jun-07
This publication is a result of the dialogue from the International Expert Seminar on Best Practices for the Implementation of the Recommendations of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights and fundamental freedoms of indigenous peoples. The purpose is to look at the Special Rapporteur mechanism and analyse what has been achieved so far. It gives recommendations on best prac...
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Indigenous Affairs 3/04 - The UN decade: Expectations and Realities

Number of pages: 48
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2004
Release month/day: okt-04
This issues of Indigenous Affairs assesses the impact of the UN Decade of Indigenous Peoples on indigenous peoples around the world. Contents: Editorial - by Lola García-Alix The UN decade on Indigenous Peoples - by Jens Dahl The Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues: Future Challenges, how do we meet them? - by Victoria Tauli Corpuz The Indigenous Fellowship Programme at the Office of the H...
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Making the Declaration Work: The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 390
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-61-4
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2009
Release month/day: dec-09
Making the Declaration Work tells the inside story of making the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples detailing its history, negotiations, and content and reflects about its broader significance and the future challenges of making it work. Contributions come from around the world ranging from indigenous activists to members of the Human Rights Council and its various working groups a...
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United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 44
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2008
Release month/day: okt-10
On September 13, 2007 the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This followed more than twenty years of discussions within the UN system. Indigenous representatives played key roles in the development of this Declaration. There are over 370 million indigenous people in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific. They are among th...
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The Indigenous World 2010  

Number of pages: 632
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-75-1
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: 2010
Release month/day: apr-10
This yearbook contains a comprehensive update on the current situation of indigenous peoples and their human rights, and provides an overview of the most important developments in international and regional processes during 2009. 72 indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists provide their insight and knowledge to the book with: - Region and country reports covering most of the indigen...
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Land Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Africa

Author: Albert Kwokwo Barume
Number of pages: 335
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-77-5
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: maj-10
As in many other parts of the world, the indigenous peoples of Africa are increasingly being dispossessed of their ancestral lands. It started during colonial times where many of them lost their land to European settlers. It continues today where conservation interests, commercial plantations, mineral exploitations, and other economic activities are leading to encroachments, expropriations and for...
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Indigenous Affairs 3-4/09 Pastoralism

Number of pages: 70
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia, Tanzania, Burkina Faso
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: apr-10
This issue of Indigenous Affairs focuses on the situation of the millions of indigenous peoples who are nomadic pastoralists. Nomadic pastoralists have unique cultures and make unique and productive use of harsh environments. Nomadic pastoralists the world over are, however, the subject of an unusually large number of myths and misconceptions that have led to inadequate, often hostile development ...
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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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Red Spotted Ox: a Pokot life

Author: Pat Robbins
Number of pages: 370
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-70-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Country publication is about: Kenya, Kenia, Uganda
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2010
Release month/day: mar-10
Red Spotted Ox is the fascinating autobiography of an East African pastoralist, as told to Pat Robbins in the early 1970s. Domonguria lived near the Kenya - Uganda border during a time of rapid cultural change. In this book, he describes Pokot traditions and history, while also recounting his fights with lions and enemies, initiation rites, raids, scandals, romances, sorcery and celebrations. T...
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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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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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