Land, Justice and Human Rights: Ten-point demand of Sarawak’s indigenous communities

Author: Pesticide Action Network - Asia & the Pacific, Published on: 15 November 2013

…[T]he survival of indigenous communities in the rainforests [of Sarawak] is being threatened and their human rights violated by large-scale palm oil production and logging. There is a need to engage Malaysian authorities on their national and international commitments on upholding IP rights. The loss of access to and control of land and territories has a tremendous impact on IPs, including the loss of their food diversity; sources of basic daily needs like clothing and medicines; livelihoods and; their very survival and culture…[This online petition presents the] ten-point demand of Sarawak's indigenous communities [from the Federal Government of Malaysia and the State Government of Sarawak]…

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