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The FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe.
In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal have quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.
Three Indonesian soldiers captured on video torturing two Papuan villagers last May have been sentenced to between eight and ten months in prison.
Visitors to the international tourism fair in Madrid today, (22 January 2011) were met by Survival protestors calling for a boycott of tourism to Botswana.
Kalahari Bushmen pleaded for the right to water in Botswana’s Court of Appeal on 17 January 2011.
Botswana’s Court of Appeal will next week begin a hearing to decide whether Bushmen living on their ancestral lands have the right to water.
Penan tribespeople in Sarawak, in the Malaysian part of Borneo, have launched a legal case against the logging giant Samling.
WikiLeaks has revealed Indonesia threatened President Obama’s visit to Jakarta this year unless America reversed its ban on military assistance.
The US has formally endorsed the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples, meaning that no countries now oppose it.
Barack Obama has been urged to support the UN Declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples. The United States is the only country that still opposes it.