UN DRIP

Rights groups alarmed over WB revision of its social and environmental safeguard policies

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By Cong B. Corrales, THE PCIJ BLOG - http://pcij.org/blog/2014/10/18/rights-groups-alarmed-over-wb-revision
Date of publication: 
18 October, 2014

International human rights groups have sounded alarm bells over a leaked draft of the World Bank’s proposed revision of its safeguard policies since it is seen to endanger local communities affected by the bank’s funded projects—specifically indigenous people’s communities.

The World Bank is currently revising its social and environmental safeguard policies.

Statement to the UN on human rights situation of Philippine indigenous peoples

Source: 
Stop the Killings of Indigenous Peoples Network in the Philippines
Date of publication: 
30 May, 2013

Below is a joint statement by Philippine indigenous peoples groups on the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) of the Philippines which was delivered to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Twelfth Session in New York on May 30. The statement was read by Rev. Rex Reyes of the Stop the Killings of Indigenous Peoples Network in the Philippines, also Secretary General of the National Council of Churches in the Philippines. Feel free to circulate far and wide. Thank you!

Tribe groups seek UN hand on rights violations

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By KIMBERLIE NGABIT-QUITASOL, Northern Dispatch - http://bulatlat.com/main/2013/05/27/tribe-groups-seek-un-hand-on-rights-violations/
Date of publication: 
27 May, 2013

BAGUIO CITY — Indigenous peoples groups sought the intervention of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) on the escalating human rights violations against indigenous peoples in the country in the ongoing meeting of the 12th Session of the UNPFII in New York, USA this May 20 to May 31.

In the intervention, Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) chairman Windel Bolinget pointed out that despite the Philippine government’s adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and other human rights treaties, the escalating human rig

Philippine Country Report in preparation for the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP)

Source: 
Tebtebba Foundation
Date of publication: 
12 November, 2012

PAVING THE WAY TO THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (WCIP)

DEAR FRIENDS,

The UN General Assembly decided, through its resolution A/RES/65/198 of 21 December 2010, to organize a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly in 2014, to be known as the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples (WCIP).(http://social.un.org/index/IndigenousPeoples/WorldConference.aspx). As a result, several initiatives and meetings to prepare for the WCIP are now in full blast.

Indigenous Peoples Raise Alarm Against Aggressive Mining Policy of Aquino Government

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RONALYN V. OLEA, Bulatlat.com - http://bulatlat.com/main/2011/04/11/indigenous-peoples-raise-alarm-against-aggressive-mining-policy-of-aquino-government
Date of publication: 
11 April, 2011

MANILA – A national alliance of indigenous peoples’ groups has once again raised the alarm against the effects of foreign-controlled large-scale mining.

The Kalipunan ng mga Katutubong Mamamayan ng Pilipinas (Kamp), together with Katribu party list and other groups, revived its national campaign dubbed as “Ancestral Lands at Risk of Mining” (ALARM) to defend the indigenous peoples’ territories against the onslaught of “imperialist mining.”

ALARM sites identified by the groups include Cordillera region, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mindoro island, Palawan, Surigao del Sur

4000 signatures of opposition of the Biggest Hydro-Dam in Mindanao filed before DOE today

Source: 
LRC-KsK
Date of publication: 
16 October, 2009

Manila, Philippines – The Menovu-Pulangiyen and Menovu-Dunnguanen tribes of Southern Bukidnon, particularly the Municipalities of Damulog, Kibawe, Dangcagan, Kitaotao, and Pres. Roxas of North Cotabato gathered 4000 signatures as a manifest of their strong opposition and objection of the proposed Pulangi V hydro-Electric Project.

The opposition was filed and officially received by the Department of Energy (DOE) Central office in Taguig City, Metro Manila today.

The proposed Pulangi V Hydro dam is the biggest in Mindanao which would generate at least 300 Megawatts.

Indigenous Peoples, Climate Change and the Right to Self Determination

Source: 
Cordillera Peoples Alliance
Date of publication: 
30 September, 2009

Such arrogance to speak of owning the land.
How can you own that which will outlive you?

Land is life, What is the most precious thing to man? Life. If life is threatened, what ought a man do? Resist.

Statement by Lambo of Subanon Tribe on Indigenous Justice Systems

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Speaker: Timuoy Noval Lambo (Philippines)
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4B
-UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Thank you Madam Chair for giving me this rare opportunity to shortly speak about our indigenous justice system.

To start with, Madam Chair, I am Timuoy Noval Lambo, a member of the Subanon Tribe of the Zamboanga del Norte province, Mindanao, Philippines. I am representing the Gukom Sog Pito Kodolungan, a group of Subanon families living in a separate adjoining communities and belonging to one common ancestor.

Statement by PIPLinks on extractive industries and indigenous peoples

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Presented by: Andrew Whitmore, on behalf of PIPLinks and the University of Middlesex, Department of Law
Date of publication: 
12 August, 2009

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Presentation under Agenda Item 4b
– UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Adjudication, remedies, repatriation, redress and compensation

Comments on paper A/HRC/EMRIP/2009/5 - Report of OHCHR organized International Workshop on the Natural Resource Companies, Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights