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Philippines President Aquino forms superbody to investigate human rights abuses

By Giovanni B. Reyes, Director of Kasapi In response to widespread denunciation of the unabated killings of indigenous peoples, the Aquino administration on November 23, 2012 created an inter-agency to investigate human rights abuses. Read more on the formation of … Continue reading

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UN Declaration On The Rights Of Indigenous Peoples On Customary Laws

Indigenous Peoples have the right to maintain and strengthen their own political, legal, social and cultural Institutions while retaining their right to fully participate in those institutions of the state – Article 5 Indigenous Peoples have the right to practise … Continue reading

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Indonesian House works on indigenous peoples bill

Lawmakers in the Indonesian House of Representatives are discussing a draft indigenous peoples bill aimed at protecting communities from injustice and marginalisation. “Violations of the rights of indigenous people continue to occur, although they played a key role in protecting … Continue reading

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Press Release: Indonesian Government Accepts Ancestral Domain Maps: Making Indigenous Peoples visible within the Nation State

Indigenous Peoples’ Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) and Network for Participatory Mapping (JKPP) have officially handed over ancestral domain map registered in Ancestral Domain Registration Agency (BRWA) to the Indonesia’s Geospatial Information Agency (BIG) and Presidential Delivery Unit for Supervision … Continue reading

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