RESOURCES

IPMSDL Founding Documents

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On Self-Determination and Liberation by Joanna Cariño

A paper on Self-determination and Liberation in time of the global crises presented during the “International Conference on Indigenous Peoples, Alternatives and Solutions to the Climate Crisis” in 2010.

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Human Rights Framework by Beverly Longid

A comprehensive Human Rights framework on Self-determination expanding up to the scope and meaning of Human Rights from the peoples’ perspectives of national liberation and self-determination.

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Declaration of Solidarity

The Declaration of Solidarity was signed by 47 participating organizations during the founding conference of IPMSDL in Baguio City, Philippines.

International Declarations

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Kawsak Sacha Declaration by the Kichwa People of Sarayaku

Kawsak Sacha (The Living Forest) Declaration of territory by the Kichwa People of Sarayaku in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador (2015).

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Kari-Oka II Declaration

The historic Kari-Oca II Declaration, signed by by over five hundred Indigenous Peoples from throughout the world, demands respect for IP rights and the dignity of Mother Earth and condemns the Green Economy as the privatization of Life.

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Universal Declaration of The Rights of Peoples

The 1976 Algiers Declaration lists people’s rights in 30 articles that codify the right to a national and cultural identity, the right to self-determination, and minority rights among others.

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UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The UNDRIP states that the rights contained within it “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the indigenous people of the world.”

Special Rapporteur

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ATTACKS AGAINST AND CRIMINALIZATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DEFENDING THEIR RIGHTS (2018)

A report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rightsof Indigenous Peoples to Human Rights Council regarding attacks against and the criminalization of indigenous human rights defenders.

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Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on The Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2015)

A report by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples regarding international investment agreements and investment clauses of free trade regimes and their impacts on IP rights.

iFiles

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iFiles 2017

A collection of news stories from 2017 depicting the continuing struggle of Indigenous Peoples for self-determination

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Indigenous Peoples’ Heroes Day (2016)

A tribute to the herosim of Indigenous Peoples who have committed to a lifetime of struggle for their peoples and lands.

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iFiles: Indigenous Peoples’ Struggles in the Philippines (2016)

The articles in this publication give attention to the situation of Indigenous Peoples in the Philippines: that of the horrors of extrajudicial killings, militarization of IP territories; the failure of an inutile Indigenous Peoples’ Rights Act; and the attacks on alternative learning schools for Indigenous children.

Publications

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Anti-Development Bank? (2018)

This collection of case stories underscores the ADB’s systematic maldevelopment and violations of individual and collective rights of Indigenous Peoples in Manipur, Sarawak, Cambodia, and Philippines.

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Merdeka Study Conference Proceedings (2017)

The proceedings of the 2017 Study Conference on West Papua Self-Determination and Liberation. Kindly email the Merdeka Network secretariat for a soft-copy. Click the link below (English).