26th Session of the Human Rights Council
All over the world Indigenous peoples are suffering negative impacts on their enjoyment of their human rights due to the activities of transnational corporations and other businesses operating in or near their lands and territories. Such impacts were recognized as ‘disproportionate’ by the former representative of the Secretary- General, Professor John Ruggie. Due to this situation, indigenous peoples’ organizations and support groups greeted the consensus adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (herein, ‘the Guiding Principles') as a first step towards ensuring accountability and appropriate remedy where their human rights are violated by business activities, while underlining the importance of moving towards binding instruments to that end.
Published On Thursday, June 26, 2014.
The Orang Seletar of Kampung Sungai Temon and Bakar Batu in Danga Bay, Johor won another round in the ongoing potentially long and difficult court case to secure their rights over their customary territories. On Tuesday, 24 June 2014, the Court of Appeal dismissed the application ...
Published On Monday, June 30, 2014.
Benki Piyako, son of the chief of the Ashaninka tribe, a centuries-old indigenous community in Brazil’s Amazonian state of Acre, is not your conventional personality. Dressed in jeans and T-shirt, he could easily be mistaken for a 30-something-year-old with a penchant for bodybuilding. It is ...