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Press Release: EU's 3142nd Council Meeting
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Joint Submission on the Human Rights Situation of Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the Philippines
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Proposal of Indigenous Peoples for inclusion to the  ASEAN Human Rights Declaration

“Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal in dignity and rights to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such, we thereby  recognizethe distinct identities and diverse cultures of indigenous peoples in ASEAN and commit ourselves to take measures to promote and protect the rights of indigenous peoples consistent with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.” go to full text link

 

Phillipines: Kalumaran Statement On World Indigenous Peoples' Day
Today’s (August 9) commemoration of the United Nation’s 1994 proclamation of the International Day of the World Indigenous Peoples, comes at an opportune time when we are also in the midst of Kadayawan festivities in Davao City in thanksgiving and tribute to the abundance and richness of culture and resources nurtured by many indigenous tribes in Mindanao.
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Press Release of the Sixth Meeting of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR)
Vientiane, 2 July 2011
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Statement UNSR. Tenth Session of UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
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Philippines: Relatives And Friends Of Martyred Environmental Activists Call On Pres. Aquino To Immediately Solve Killings
Relatives and friends of environmental martyrs launched the Justice for Environmental Defenders Campaign which aims to pursue justice for the human rights violations committed against environmental defenders. The activity also aimed to foster unity among the relatives of the victims of extrajudicial killings by sharing their experiences and their struggle for justice. Among those who attended the event are the relatives of slain environmental activists like Dr. Gerry Ortega, botanist Leonard Co, and Councilor Armin Marin. see fill text link

Press Release:
SWAN denounces Burma Army build-up and rape and in central Shan State. see full text link
 
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SAPA Working Group on ASEAN. see full text link
 
Indigenous people to get constitutional recognitionSays Suranjit
The government will recognise the indigenous people in the constitution of the country, Suranjit Sengupta, co-chairman of parliamentary special committee for constitutional amendment, said yesterday. read more link

Press Statement:
Indigenous Peoples Calls on The AICHR and The ASEAN to Address The Human Rights Issues of Indigenous Peoples
In the realization of the promotion and protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the peoples of ASEAN, the establishment of the AICHR is a step in the right direction.  However, its mandate needs to be strengthened in terms of human rights protection including the human rights of indigenous peoples. see full text link

Press Release: AICHR: A Window Dressing for ASEAN's Commintment to Human Rights see full text link

Report: Workshop on Tradition Livelihoods and Indigenous Peoples in Cambodia: see full text link