Posts Tagged "free prior & informed consent"

Sixth Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

September 13, 2013

September 12 marked the sixth anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. KAIROS has endorsed a Joint Statement that marks this anniversary – Indigenous Peoples have the right to make…

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, UNDRIP Blog Updates

Partners in Guatemala question proposed moratorium and demand respect for Indigenous rights

July 22, 2013

On June 13, KAIROS signed onto an open letter to Guatemalan President Otto Molina Perez to support the call by Guatemala social movements for his government to revoke a mining license that had been recently granted to Vancouver-based Tahoe Resources….

Post filed in: Indigenous Rights, Latin America

Lutherans and Anglicans Issue Joint Declaration on Resource Extraction

July 17, 2013

At their historic Joint Assembly on July 4 and 5, 2013, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the Anglican Church of Canada discussed and passed a resolution committing their churches to action on the impacts of resource extraction on…

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Canadians Resisting Climate Change Despite Inaction at UN Talks

December 3, 2012

After the failure of UN climate negotiations in Copenhagen, Cancún and Durban over the last three years, it is difficult to be optimistic about the current round of talks in Doha, Qatar. The negotiations remain stalemated as parties reiterate their…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Ongoing Call for Justice from Yinka Dene Freedom Train

May 17, 2012

Forty members of the Yinka Dene Alliance travelled thousands of kilometres from their territories in British Columbia to Toronto to address the May 9, 2012 annual meeting of Enbridge Inc., sponsor of the Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline. The Yinka…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Fate of Tar Sands Pipelines Crucial for Climate Justice

January 12, 2012

KAIROS’ August 2011 paper outlines the key issues in the controversy over both the Gateway and Keystone pipelines.  Both violate the principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent as enshrined in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,…

Post filed in: Ecological Justice, Indigenous Rights

Joint Statement on Free, Prior & Informed Consent (FPIC)

May 25, 2011

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Tenth session New York, 16-27 May 2011 Agenda Item 3(c): Free, prior and informed consent Joint Statement of: Assembly of First Nations, Chiefs of Ontario, Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee), First Nations Summit,…

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A KAIROS Partner’s Views on the Climate Talks

December 7, 2010

Today I sat down with Javier Balderas, a KAIROS partner from the Tepeyac Human Rights Centre in Oaxaca, Mexico to learn about how climate change is being experienced in one of Mexico’s poorest states. Javier described how the campesinos and…

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