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Knowledge generation is an important foundation for increasing understanding and for pushing for change. In this database, you can find all of our resources, which include books, manuals, briefings, human rights reports and urgent alerts. 

In Thai: Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 127
ISBN number: 87-90730-30-5
Publication language: Thai
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 2000
Release month/day: 2000
The book gives an overview of the status and plight of indigenous peoples in various regions of the world. How do they define themselves, what sets them apart from other peoples? Why do we need to show interest for their specific problems - these and other questions are dealt with in this book.
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Les Droits de L'Homme et Peuples Autochtones: Un Guide Pratique sur le Système de L'O.N.U.

Author: Florencia Roulet
Number of pages: 189
ISBN number: 87-90730-14-3
ISSN number: 0105-6387
Publication language: French French
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: sep-99
Ce manuel a été écrit pour aider les peuples autochtones et leurs représentants à utiliser les nombreux mécanismes de l'ONU concernant les droits de l'homme. Pour la majorité des peuples autochtones l'ONU apparaît comme un profond mystère. On ne connaît rien ou peu de choses, sur ses objectifs, ses structures, ses relations intérieures, sa manière de fonctionner et sur les résultats d...
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The Indigenous World 1998-99

ISBN number: 87-90730-12-7
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, Latin America, América Latina, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 1999
This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1998 and 1999 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas, with a special focus on indigenous women.
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Indigenous Peoples and Protected Areas in South and Southeast Asia. From Principles to Practice

Number of pages: 334
ISBN number: 87-90730-18-6
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: jun-00
This book compiles the insights, discussions and recommendations that were the outcome of the presentation of 12 case studies at a very productive and highly intensive conference in Kundasang, Malaysia, in December 1998. By focusing on case studies, the goal was to encourage a problem-solving approach which takes into account both the principles regarding indigenous peoples' involvement in the est...
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The Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 111
ISBN number: 87-90730-08-9
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
This book is a compilation of reports and papers mostly taken from the official United Nations documentation. It also includes the background to the discussion on the establishment of a Permanent Forum for indigenous peoples and a technical description of the United Nations system. The goal of this publication is to offer a work document, which will be useful in the debate concerning the process o...
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Indigenous Affairs 1/99

Number of pages: 64
ISSN number: 1024-3283
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, International, Internacional
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
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Saami Parliamentary Co-Operation. An Analysis

Author: John B. Henriksen
Number of pages: 100
ISBN number: 87-90730-11-9 
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Norway, Noruega, Sweden, Suecia
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
The goal of this book is to create a basis for initial concrete evaluations of the question of establishing a joint political body for the Saami Parliaments elected by the Saami people in the three Nordic countries. The first part of the report consists of general background material. These chapters contain a large part of the content of the total report, since knowledge about the past is necessar...
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The Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Maroons in Suriname

Author: Ellen Rose Kambel and Fergus MacKay
Number of pages: 206
ISBN number: 87-90730-17-8
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Suriname, Surinam
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-99
The book describes and analyses the Surinamese legal system as it relates to the rights of indigenous peoples and Maroons. The rights of these peoples have not been systematically addressed in this context before, nor have they ever been the subjects of extensive academic research. The book provides a good starting point for discussions of the rights of indigenous peoples and Maroons, hopefully le...
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Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples: A Handbook on the UN System

Author: Florence Roulet
Number of pages: 176
ISBN number: 87-90730-07-0
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1999
Release month/day: apr-98
This book gives a detailed description of the existing international mechanisms for prevention and compensation of serious violations of the fundamental rights of indigenous peoples. This IWGIA document aims to dispel the mystery which surrounds the workings of the United Nations, and to reduce the suspicion which some people hold towards the organisation whilst moderating the exaggerated optimism...
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In Swahili: Wenyeji Asilia Katika Afrika Mashariki, Kati Na Kusini

Number of pages: 148
ISBN number: 87-90730-44-5
Publication language: Swahili
Country publication is about: Tanzania
Region publication is about: Africa, África
Release year: 2001
Release month/day: mar-01
The book is a compilation of contributions from the conference on hunter-gatherers and pastoralists in Arusha, Tanzania in 1999. First published in Indigenous Affairs 2/99. Translated from English Also available in French - Voix Africaines
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The Indigenous World 1997-98

Number of pages: 400
ISBN number: 87-90730-00-3
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, Latin America, América Latina, Oceania, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 1998
Out of print! This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1997 and 1998 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.
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East Timor: Occupation and Resistance

Number of pages: 288
ISBN number: 87-984110-7-1
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: East Timor, Timor Oriental , Indonesia
Region publication is about: Asia
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
This book is a collection of articles written by internationally known experts, activists and politicians. The document provides a broad and in-depth picture of the consequences of the Indonesian occupation of East Timor concentrating developments in recent years. East Timor is a small country where a regional superpower, Indonesia, has violently occupied and annexed the territory of the indigenou...
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From Principles to Practice: Indigenous Peoples and Biodiversity Conservation in Latin America

Number of pages: 304
ISBN number: 87-984110-5-5
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
The book is the result of a conference held in Pucallpa, Peru, where representatives from indigenous organizations, environmentalists and independent experts met to discuss different methods for managing the protected areas of Latin America. This is a particularly important issue for the region given that 80% of Latin America's protected areas are inhabited by indigenous peoples. The meeting discu...
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Indigenous Women: The Right to a Voice

Number of pages: 328
ISBN number: 87-98-4110-6-3
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
"Indigenous Women: The Right to a Voice" contains a collection of articles and interviews focusing on the situation of indigenous women today. With a few exceptions, the articles have been written by female indigenous grass roots activists and academics from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania. The document gives a vivid picture of the many different realities and problems indigenous women are ...
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Liberation through Land Rights in the Peruvian Amazon

Author: Pedro García Hierro, Søren Hvalkof & Andrew Gray
Number of pages: 220
ISBN number: 87-90730-05-4
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Peru, Perú
Region publication is about: Latin America, América Latina
Release year: 1998
Release month/day: apr-98
This book is an attempt to reflect the process of implementing an ambitious project of territorial planning in the Ucayali region for the demarcation and titling of indigenous communities. The first section of the book, written by lawyer Pedro García Hierro, concerns the background of the project, describing the conditions of slavery to which the indigenous peoples of Ucayali were subjected. In t...
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The Indigenous World 1996-97

Number of pages: 329
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: Africa, África, Arctic, Ártico, Asia, Latin America, América Latina, North America, América del Norte , Pacific, Pacífico
Release year: 1997
This book provides an overview of the present situation and crucial developments in 1996 and 1997 among indigenous peoples in Asia, Africa, the Arctic, the Pacific and the Americas.
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Slaveri i 90erne. Gældbundne indfødte

Number of pages: 100
ISBN number: 87-980717-5-0
Publication language: Danish Dansk
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: jul-97
Overalt i verden fratages indfødte folk deres jord. De bliver udnyttet økonomisk og ender ofte som gældsslaver. Med eksempler fra Bolivia, Peru, Paraguay, Indien, Nepal, Taiwan/Kina, Filippinerne og Indonesien beskrives nutidige former for slaveri. Det handler om gældbundne indfødte, der - fordi de er indfødte - diskrimineres, frarøves deres jord og ender som gældsslaver. Der er omkring 35...
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Enslaved Peoples in the 1990s. Indigenous Peoples, Dept Bondage and Human Rights

Number of pages: 224
ISBN number: 0900-918-40-3
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
The book describes and reveals how indigenous peoples suffer from slavery often in the shape of debt bondage and prostitution. The cases discussed cover indigenous peoples in India, Nepal, Taiwan/China, the Philippines and Indonesia in Asia. In South America cases from Peru, Bolivia and Paraguay are revealed. The enslaved peoples are often tropical rainforest dwellers or mountain hill tribes. In t...
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Honour Bound: Onion Lake and the Spirit of Treaty Six. The International Validity of Treaties with Indigenous Peoples

Number of pages: 127
ISBN number: 87-980717-7-7
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Country publication is about: Canada, Canadá
Region publication is about: Arctic, Ártico
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
When the United Nations approved the Study on Treaties, Agreements and other Constructive Arrangements between States and Indigenous Peoples in May 1989, Treaty Six Chiefs invited the Special Rapporteur, Miguel Alfonso Martínez, to attend an Elders and Treaty Six Chiefs' meeting. The meeting was not an attempt to make a historical reconstruction. It was a spiritual and descriptive re-creation of ...
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Indigenous Heritage and Self-Determination. The Cultural and Intellectual Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Author: Tony Simpson
Number of pages: 232
ISBN number: 87-984110-0-4
ISSN number: 0108-9927
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
This book aims to examine and critically analyse the possible legal mechanisms and processes which could be used by indigenous peoples in the protection and management of their cultural and intellectual property. This IWGIA document studies the historic and legal context in which the debate on the rights of indigenous peoples has developed and analyses mechanisms such as the Convention on Biologic...
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Indigenous Peoples: Environment and Development

Number of pages: 359
ISBN number: 87-984110-2-0
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English English
Region publication is about: International, Internacional
Release year: 1997
Release month/day: apr-97
The book is a compilation of the proceedings of the conference of the same title held in May 1995 in Zürich, Switzerland, supplemented by a few other relevant articles on the issue. The authors of the articles are well known environmentalists, indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and activists like Pedro Garcia Hierro, Prasert Trakansuphakon, Darell A. Posey, Jeffrey A. McNeely, Sona Jharia Min...
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