India - The relocation conundrum
How does one ensure the fundamental non-negotiables of equity, justice and sustainability? What values do we want to uphold and what will be the process to make that happen?
"For a while it appeared that the relocation issue had gone onto the back burner because we were not hearing about it a lot. It never disappeared for sure, because it was central in many of the discussions around the declaration of Critical Tiger Habitats, Critical Wildlife Habitats and the Scheduled Tribes and Other....."
Mar 27, 2012
Ethiopia: Government Suspends Allocations, Accelerates Domestic Preparation of Land.
The Ministry reported that it receives at least 400 monthly requests for information on investments in the area.
The Ministry of Agriculture denies human rights violations in the clearing of lands that amount to 42 percent of the region, claiming that the relocation of Indigenous peoples who formerly occupied to land was ‘voluntary.’
Mar 24, 2012
Leaked map reveals Ethiopia’s mass evictions plan
Leaked to Survival International, the map shows where Ethiopia intends to resettle tribes whose land and communities stand in the way of their ‘development’ plans.
"This leaked map reveals what the Ethiopian government has wanted to conceal – its intention to resettle indigenous tribes in the Lower Omo Valley. Taken together with the widespread reports of violent evictions and intimidation, it clearly shows Ethiopia’s end goal – and its refusal to respect the rights of anybody who stands in its way."
Mar 23, 2012
Honduras - World Bank REDD Project Not Consulting Indigenous Peoples
Support from the Ford Foundation for The Indigenous Peoples Confederation of Honduras's right to consultation.
The statement calls on the Government of Honduras to withdraw the draft REDD Readiness Proposal it submitted to the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
Mar 05, 2012
Kenya Continues To Drag Its Feet In Recognising Indigenous Peoples’ Ownership Of Wildlife Park
Two years on from the African Commission’s ruling the Endorois are still waiting for justice to be brought home
"Although the Commission recognised, for the first time in the continent, indigenous peoples’ rights over traditionally occupied land and their right to be involved in, and benefit from, any development affecting their land, the Endorois still have no land title, .."
Mar 03, 2012