Celebramos la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad guatemalteca a favor de los pueblos

Celebramos la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad guatemalteca a favor de los pueblos

publicada originalmente por Movimiento Mesoamericano contra el Modelo extractivo Minero (M4) El pasado viernes 27 de mayo el Consejo de Pueblos de Occidente -CPO- de Guatemala dio a conocer la resolución de la Corte de Constitucionalidad guatemalteca en relación los amparos presentados para hacer valer el derecho fundamental a la...

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

South Africa’s Communities’ right to say no to mining and to decide on its own development must be respected and all intimidation stopped, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a memorandum handed to the Australian High Commissioner, Mr Adam McCarthy today. The memorandum was handed over by the organisation’s chairman,...

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

Take Action to prevent the destruction of Sami Forest Lands in Finland

  • Written on: 24 March 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests in Finnish Lapland and the homeland of the Sámi indigenous people if a new Forestry Act legislation passes in the Finnish Parliament next week. Both Indigenous Sámi leaders and Arctic scientists are concerned about the proposed new reforms. All of the Sámi reindeer herding...

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

Finland: State Forestry Company About to Seize Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests

21st March 2016 The State Forest Agency “Metsähallitus” About to Seize Total Control of Sámi Indigenous Key Old Growth Forests For Economic Uses If New Law Passes in Finland: Moratorium Is Needed At Once An unprecedented land grab threatens the last old growth forests of Finnish Lapland and the Sámi home area...

Useful guides to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Useful guides to Free, Prior and Informed Consent

Free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) represents the highest standard possible for the involvement of Indigenous Peoples in decision-making processes about large projects. FPIC entitles indigenous peoples to determine the outcome of decision-making that affects them – it is not merely a right to be consulted about projects that others...