Through an investigation of the constitutional, legal and policy frameworks grounding the specialised protection of the STs, and the administrative and financial apparatuses that effectuate those protections, as well as compilations of data on the preponderance of dams and mines in the Scheduled Areas, the Report presents some insights on why th

The Centre will continue its freeze on recognition of rights of tribals and other forest-dwellers over forest lands, as mandated under the Forest Rights Act (FRA), 2006, until the Ministry of Envir

NAINITAL: Activists protesting against the Pancheshwar dam project have alleged that environmental and forest clearances are being taken for two separate dams in the name of one Pancheshwar dam (Pa

This report discusses the critical role of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in the context of emerging climate and development priorities, and the unprecedented opportunity to scale up the recognition and protection of community land and resource rights—both for the benefit of rural peoples and for the realization of global peace and pro

This status report on the implementation of the Forest Rights Act (FRA) in the state of Tamilnadu has been compiled with the intention of providing an overall idea regarding the situation of the Tribal communities and FRA in the state.

Up to 2.5 billion people hold and use the world’s community lands, yet the tenure rights of women—who comprise more than half the population of the world’s Indigenous Peoples and local communities—are seldom acknowledged or protected by national laws.

Up to 2.5 billion people hold and use the world’s community lands, yet the tenure rights of women—who comprise more than half the population of the world’s Indigenous Peoples and local communities—are seldom acknowledged or protected by national laws.

Goldman Environment (Green Nobel) prize winner Prafulla Samatara remembered Rabi Ray, the founder member of Lokshakti Abhijan, and gave him the credit for the award.

This report is an outcome of the Community Forest Rights-Learning and Advocacy Process (CFR-LA) which was initiated in 2011 to facilitate exchange of information and experiences to reinforce national level efforts for evidence-based advocacy on Community Forest Resource Rights (CFRs) under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwelle

Adivasis who seek their constitutional rights are being criminalised by the state, and the Forest Rights Act, 2006 is being rampantly violated, said several adivasi community groups that deposed before the Independent People’s Tribunal on the Status of Implementation of the Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) in New Delhi on 15 December, 2016.

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