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Indigenous Peoples Law - 5/11 - 25.02.2011
Indigenous Peoples Law - 5/11 - 25.02.2011

The government with the support of OCDH and RFUK passed a new law on the protection and promotion of the rights of indigenous peoples in the Republic of Congo.  The law, which is the first of it's kind in the region, contains a number of important provisions for IPs including the right to land.   

 

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Gabon Indigenous Peoples Development Plan - 07.2005
Gabon Indigenous Peoples Development Plan - 07.2005

In 2005, the government of Gabon published an indigenous peoples development plan (IPDP). Inside are a number of provisions for indigneous peoples that the government is supposed to adhere to concerning their rights to land, livelihoods and equitable participation in decision making and services.

 

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

The UN Declaration on the rights of Indigenous People was adopted in September 2007. It is a "non-binding text that sets out the individual and collective rights of indigenous peoples, as well as their rights to culture, identity, language, employment, health, education and other issues".

 

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ILO Convention 169
ILO Convention 169


The ILO Convention 169 is the main international legal binding instrument on indigenous and tribal people. The Central African Republic became the first African country to adopt the convention in August 2010.


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