Indigenous rights

16 Jan 2021
The Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) is calling for voters to back their Council of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand bill, which proposes to set up a formal indigenous peoples’ council to give Thailand’s indigenous population the opportunity to resolve community rights issues in ways that are suitable to their way of life.
21 Dec 2020
Members of the indigenous Karen communities living near the Kaeng Krachan Forest Complex have raised concerns over unresolved community rights issues ahead of the Thai government’s 4th nomination of the forest for world heritage status in 2021.
8 Dec 2020
Indigenous human rights defender Saw Paul Sein Twa, Kaw K’sa of the Salween Peace Park and founding member of the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), has been awarded the 2020 Goldman Environmental Prize, which recognizes individuals for their sustained and significant efforts to protect the natural environment.
12 May 2020
Indigenous woman human rights defender Katima Leeja was visited by a plainclothe military officer around a week after she led a protest against alleged violence from forest authorities in a land dispute confrontation. 

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