Examining the Rights of Peoples in South Asia

On August 9, 2021 the international community will commemorate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Yet, organizations such as the ILO, have noted inconsistent protections for Indigenous Peoples in places throughout Asia. South Asian Tribal People continue to face challenges relating to migration, forced displacement, and human rights violations. Further, the loss of identity and culture is becoming commonplace. COVID 19 has exacerbated many issues for Indigenous People in South Asia. In order to continue to raise awareness around tribal rights, The Common Good Foundation presents a series of lectures titled, “Examining the Rights of Peoples in South Asia.”  The situations examined include Nepal, Kashmir, India, and Pakistan.

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2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference Program

Pomme D’Or Hotel, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
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In partnership with The Jersey Law Commission, The Resolution Journal, the Jersey International Centre of Advanced Studies and sponsored by The World Peace through Law Section of the Washington State Bar Association, Save Our Shoreline Jersey, Earth Protect Jersey. This program has been approved for 7.5 CPD credits by the Jersey Law Society.

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CFP: 2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference

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The Common Good Foundation in partnership with the Jersey Law Commission and in collaboration with JICAS, is hosting the 2021 Environmental Crimes and Protection Conference on September 16- 17, 2021 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

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REPORT: Navigating Business and Human Rights in South Asia

The Common Good Foundation has launched its report “Navigating Business and Human Rights in South Asia” which can be accessed below.

The report covers three thematic areas: children’s rights, indigenous peoples rights, and the environment. The report includes recommendations on how governments and businesses can align themselves with international principles on human rights.

To download the report please click here or you can read below

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2020 Mass Atrocities and Human Rights Seminar

The CGF in partnership with University of Stirling School of Law (UK) is hosting its 3rd Human Rights and Mass Atrocity Seminar September 17-18, 2020 at Stirling Court Hotel. The seminar is chaired by Dr. Damian Etone and Regina M. Paulose.

The seminar will cover topics such as genocide, cybercrimes, environmental crimes, and business and human rights. The 2018 program can found here (available for purchase) and the 2019 program can be found here.

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Podcast: People’s Tribunals – Do They Achieve Anything?

People’s Tribunals are independent, peaceful, grassroots movements, created by members of civil society, to address impunity that is associated with ongoing or past atrocities. As such, they offer society an alternative history and create a space for healing and reconciliation to take place that may otherwise be stifled by political agendas and legal technicalities. Since the 1960’s, People’s Tribunals have grown and developed to address many kinds of situations, from genocide to environmental degradation.

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Podcast: The impact of COVID 19 on Indigenous People’s rights

We urge Member States and the international community to include the specific needs and priorities of indigenous peoples in addressing the global outbreak of COVID 19.” ~ Chair of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Anne Nuorgam.

In this episode of the HJ Talks About Abuse podcast, Alan and Regina Paulose discuss the impact of coronavirus on indigenous peoples from a human rights perspective.

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Report: Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and Indigenous Groups in Asia

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights aims to protect and promote the basic necessities for life which includes rights to adequate healthcare, access to food and water, education, and to take part in cultural life.  The report examines whether or not these rights have been fully granted to indigenous groups within Asia. Highlighting the voices of the groups who participated, the report concludes with recommendations on how state parties can strengthen the application of the Convention for indigenous communities in Asia.

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Call for Papers: 2020 Environmental Crimes Conference

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The Common Good Foundation in partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, The Center for World Indigenous Studies, The Jersey Law Commission, and The Resolution Journal, is hosting the 2nd Environmental Crimes Conference on October 1st and 2nd 2020 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, United Kingdom.

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