Indigenous peoples

Protection of environmentalists and indigenous peoples: systemic legal challenges regarding rights for future generations

Tony Oposa is committed to supporting research surrounding legal protection of environmentalists. This is due to his first-hand experience and the loss of a friend of his, an environmentalist in the Philippines. Too often this issue goes hand in hand with the defence of indigenous peoples’ rights. With four environmentalists murdered every week, it is clearly time to work together with international organisations, the civil society, universities and lawyers to make the voices of these ‘voiceless’ people heard.

The Normandy Chair for Peace will recognise those individuals who risk their lives in order to protect the environment and the rights of indigenous peoples, and tell their story. It will ensure this issue is considered within the overall reflections of the Chair.

The Normandy Chair for Peace will study and build upon the deliberation of the UN permanent forum on indigenous issues, and in particular work with indigenous Nations, to implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

To establish peace, the Normandy Chair will work for a recognition of Mother Earth – Pachamama – eliminating the doctrine of discovery and replacing the reference to “civilized nations” by a recognition of sovereignty of Indigenous Peoples.

The first key event will take place in Caen on Tuesday 22nd October 2020 in the form of a workshop involving four indigenous leaders. A project will also be presented by the alliance of Mother Nature’s Guardians to create forest sanctuaries. The Normandy Chair will work with Indigenous Peoples for the protection of sacred nature and the expansion of legal protections for natural areas at all levels.

20 posts in this line of research:

Intergenerational meeting with the Kogi people as part of the Science Festival
Indigenous peoples
5 octobre 2021 de 15h à 16h30 - Amphithéâtre de la MRSH (Université de Caen Normandie, Campus 1 - Esplanade de la Paix) ...
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Projection de « Terra libre »
Events
Cinema-Meeting Terra Libre by Gert-Peter Bruch | Documentary | 2h05min Forests, oceans, biodiversity, climate: 20 years after the Rio Earth Summit, hope ...
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Weaving Transitional Justice in Colombia: Land and Territorial Rights - Webinar 2
Transitional Justice and Environmental Issues
Weaving Transitional Justice in Colombia: Land and Territorial RightsThe Colombian transitional justice system, stemming from the peace agreement signed between ...
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Intergenerational Interview Hilario Gelbolingo Davide Jr
Indigenous peoples

Hilario Gelbolingo Davide Jr. is a former Ambassador/Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations in New York.

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Indigenous peoples and traditional communities. Towards a sanctuary of the forests through the transmission of ancestral knowledge
Indigenous peoples
The 3rd session of the cycle of intergenerational dialogues, organized by the Normandy Chair for Peace in collaboration with Sciences ...
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Cycle of Intergenerational Encounters - Indigenous Peoples #2: New Caledonia
Indigenous peoples
Ms. Yolène KOTEUREU: Defender of the rights of indigenous peoples, representative of the Djubea Kapume customary council, representative of ...
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Intergenerational Encounter Cycle - Indigenous Peoples #1: French Guiana
Indigenous peoples
This event is part of the Intergenerational Encounters with Indigenous Peoples series, monthly conferences for dialogue with representatives of indigenous ...
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Board Meeting #2
Transitional Justice and Environmental Issues
Two board meetings were held online, on February 3 and 5, 2021, in the presence of Tony Oposa, Chair leader, and Professor Nicholas ...
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The call of the earth
Indigenous peoples
e-session - Screening Meeting December 5, 2020 at 6pm The Call of the Earth : a film by Lucas Taffin (22 mn) The Earth ...
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Back in pictures - 3rd Normandy World Forum for Peace
Indigenous peoples
The third edition of the World Peace Forum, organized by the Normandy Region, began on October 1 at the Abbaye aux ...
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3rd Normandy World Peace Forum
Indigenous peoples
The third edition of the World Peace Forum, organized by the Normandy Region, will take place on October 1 and 2 at ...
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Meeting with members of the French Institute of Andean Studies in Colombia (IFEA), the Institute of the Americas - Andean Pole (IdA) and the French Embassy in Colombia
Transitional Justice and Environmental Issues
By Luis-Miguel Gutiérrez et Claudia Pineda February 18, 2020 – 2.30 pm February 25, 2020 – 4 pm (conference call) French Embassy in Colombia, Bogotá (Luis-Miguel Gutié...
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Project ATUPAMA
Indigenous peoples
The ATUPAMA project, supported by the Normandy Chair for Peace, aims to raise awareness among students in the Normandy region ...
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Minga Indígena - Congress of Indigenous Peoples COP 25
Indigenous peoples
Tuesday December 6, 2019 - Madrid Our house is in flames. Sanctuarization and reforestation, initiatives to avoid devastation. A rich panel of ...
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Screening - debate : Terra Libre
Indigenous peoples
December 5, 2019 - 6.30 pm Museo Nacional de Antropología - C/Alfonso XII, 68 - Madrid A film by Gert-Peter Bruch - ...
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Return on the meeting "Sanctuarization of the forests"
Indigenous peoples
Event organized by Émilie GAILLARD, General Coordinator of the Normandy Chair of Excellence for Peace (Normandy Region, CNRS, University of ...
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Sanctuarization of forests: meeting - debate with indigenous leaders / guardians of nature
Indigenous peoples
Event organized by Émilie Gaillard, Director of the Normandy Chair for Peace (Normandy Region, CNRS, University of Caen Normandy) in ...
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Amazon – What should be done for the Amazon?
Indigenous peoples
The dramatic news of wildfires in the Amazon, voluntary or not, coupled with the policy of the new Brazilian head ...
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