candidates for claiming status as indigenouspeoples who are entitled to extensive rights in international law.
Emerging international norms on indigenouspeoples seem to recognise a set of rights of indigenouspeoples as a group. 4 In addition to minority rights under Article 27 of the International
1 Introduction In many African countries the right to health of indigenous populations remains neglected with little or no attention from the governments. Thus, health policies and programmes are often developed that do not meet the needs of indigenouspeoples. Apart from the fact that indigenous
Languages are the foundation on which cultures are created. Languages distinguish peoples, provide identity and make language speakers part of unique groups. 1
Indigenouspeoples throughout the world have often seen their languages and cultures disregarded, denigrated or
Large-scale resource exploitation, as well as infrastructure and development projects turn indigenouspeoples into the most affected populations in land-related issues. At the same time, indigenouspeoples’ land rights debates represent a highly contentious controversy in
1 Introduction Ownership of, and access to, land and resources is a continuing issue involving indigenouspeoples in Malaysia. The term “indigenouspeoples” referred to in this article adopts the same meaning as used in the context of international law. They include the Orang Asli (‘original
This article examines the effectiveness of the assistance provided by the Roman Catholic Church to indigenouspeoples who have encountered large-scale corporate mining 1 in the Philippines. Over the ten years from 1985 until 1995, largely as a result of the influence of the
However, in Africa, as elsewhere, even though the indigenouspeoples have contributed least to climate change, according to United Nations Development Group Guidelines on IndigenousPeoples Issues ( unggipi ), “they are the first to face its impact”. 3 This is not surprising considering that their
The constant and ever-increasing demand for primary natural resources necessary to the global economy is having a particularly negative impact on the livelihood of indigenouspeoples globally. 1 Usually living in areas rich in natural wealth, indigenouspeoples’ lives are
started in 2015. See http://www.husarctic.org/en/ .
Ensuring the respect and protection of indigenous self-determination requires adequate involvement by indigenouspeoples in the governance of their environment, their land and natural resources at all levels of the decision
corporations – try to limit the scope of consultation and consent processes, indigenouspeoples continuously push for gaining control and decision-making power about measures affecting them and their territories.
On a global level, the right to prior consultation and the principle of fpic have been