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Human Rights Standards for Conservation, Part II: Which International Standards Apply to Conservation Initiatives?

Harry Jonas, Dilys Roe, Athene Dilke

Book/Report, 36 pages

This paper identifies the wide range of international instruments, CBD decisions, and IUCN resolutions and recommendations, that contain provisions relevant to upholding the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in a conservation context. Over 30 broad categories of rights are identified. It forms Part II of a series of three papers that aims to serve as a foundation for developing an accessible Guide to Human Rights Standards for Conservation.

Three supporting documents are linked to this paper:

*Provisions from international legal instruments relevant to the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities(pubs.iied.org/G03847)

*Decisions of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity that reference Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities rights and concerns(pubs.iied.org/G03848)

*IUCN resolutions that reference Indigenous Peoples’ and local communities’ rights and concerns (pubs.iied.org/G03849)

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  • IIED code: 14645IIED
  • Published: Nov 2014 - IIED
  • Theme: Biodiversity
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-114-8
  • Language: English

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A problem faced by conservation actors trying to understand the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities is that they are enshrined in a wide range of international instruments. This paper identifies the relevant body of human rights law, CBD decisions, and IUCN resolutions and recommendations that contain provisions relevant to upholding the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in a conservation context.

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