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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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Plan de développement des peuples autochtones - 07.2005
Plan de développement des peuples autochtones - 07.2005

En 2005, le gouvernement du Gabon a publié un plan de développement des populations autochtones (PDPA). Il regroupe un certain nombre de dispositions pour les peuples autochtones auxquelles le gouvernement est censé adhérer et qui concernent leurs droits à la terre, leurs moyens de subsistance et leur participation équitable au processus décisionnel et de 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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