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Human Rights Standards for Conservation, Part III: Which redress mechanisms are available to peoples and communities affected by conservation initiatives?

Jael E. Makagon

Discussion paper, 32 pages

Despite the wealth of international law that confers rights on Indigenous Peoples and local communities and responsibilities on a wide range of conservation actors, it is often difficult for communities to find effective mechanisms to obtain redress when injustices occur. This paper is intended to help clarify which official redress mechanisms exist and how they can be used. It forms the final part of a series of three papers that aims to serve as a foundation for developing an accessible Guide to Human Rights Standards for Conservation.

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  • IIED code: 14646IIED
  • Published: Nov 2014 - IIED
  • Theme: Biodiversity
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-115-5
  • Language: English

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Despite increased recognition that conservation initiatives can violate the human rights of indigenous peoples and local communities, addressing 'unjust' conservation remains a contemporary problem. IIED and Natural Justice sought feedback on a series of papers that aimed to serve as a foundation for clear guidance about the human rights obligations of conservation actors, and specific details of the rights and forms of redress available.

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