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Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia by Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) – 2013

Submitting organizations Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (or Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia, JOAS) is the umbrella network for 62 organisations[1] throughout Malaysia that represents different indigenous peoples’ organisations and communities. As the focal point for indigenous rights and advocacy in Malaysia, … Continue reading

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Land rights activists angered as India’s forest act undermined

The government’s decision to allow major infrastructure projects to go ahead without obtaining consent for forest clearance paves the way for the violation of village land rights, say rights groups. Land and tribal rights in India have been dealt a new blow … Continue reading

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Biodiversity conservation: The invisible guardians

Enforcing legal mechanisms can highlight Indigenous peoples’ importance in natural resource governance. Around the world, Indigenous peoples and local communities play a critical role in the protection and conservation of ecosystems and species and genetic diversity.  It is estimated that … Continue reading

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