Tools & Guides

Toolkit to protecting land rights in the DRC

Forest Peoples Programme- This toolkit provides NGOs with information about the legal framework for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo with regard to their lands, territories and natural resources. It also provides useful information on the international and regional mechanisms which NGOs, and the indigenous peoples and local communities they work with, can use in order to claim their rights and advocate for the DRC government to respect its legal obligations at the international and regional level.

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BAHASA

Toolkit on the Project Complaint Mechanism of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

CEE Bankwatch- This guide is written for NGOs, local communities and individuals affected by  European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) investments. The guide discusses considerations for lodging a complaint with the EBRD’s Project Compliance Mechanism (PCM).

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Human Rights & Grievance Mechanisms

SOMO – This website provides information and tools to file complaints against a company, business or multinational corporation in order to prevent, stop and seek justice for negative impacts caused by their business activities. Mechanisms covered include those of the African Development Bank, the World Bank and International Finance Corporation and the Asian Development Bank, regional human rights bodies, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

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The Accountability Resource Guide

Accountability Counsel – This guide offers tools for redressing human rights and environmental violations by international financial institutions, export promotion agencies and private corporate actors.

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Housing and Land Rights Monitoring Toolkit

Habitat International Coalition – This toolkit covering the following topics:  legal security of tenure; freedom from dispossession; public goods & services; environmental goods & services (natural resources, land & water); affordability, finance; habitability; accessibility (physical); location; cultural appropriateness; information, education, capacity and capacity building; participation and self-expression; movement resettlement, nonrefoulement, return & restitution; security (physical) and privacy.

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Follow the Money: An Advocate’s Guide to Securing Accountability in Agricultural Investment

Inclusive Development International- This guide provides practical guidance on strategies for identifying actors along agricultural investment chains and holding them accountable for land and human rights violations.

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How to Deal with Projects that Involve Forced Evictions and Displacement

UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing – This guide summarizes international human rights standards applicable to involuntary displacement caused by so-called “development projects” before, during and after evictions, and instructions on how to submit a complaint to the UN Special Rapporteur if your rights are being violated

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A Handbook on UN Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based Evictions and Displacement

Amnesty International India, Housing and Land Rights Network, Youth for Unity and Voluntary Action – This handbook introduces the UN Guidelines, which serve as a potential tool to prevent forced evictions and ensure adequate rehabilitation and resettlement based on human rights standards if evictions are unavoidable.

ENG

Indigenous Women and the Inter-American Human Rights System: A Toolkit on Mechanisms

Forest People’s Programme – This toolkit , which contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American system, is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the system effectively.

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ESP

A Community Guide to the International Finance Corporation’s Performance Standard 7 on Indigenous Peoples (PS7)

Forest Peoples Programme – This guide assists indigenous communities in defending their customary lands in the face of development investments financed by the International Finance Corporation.

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Indigenous Peoples and World Bank Projects: A Community Guide to the World Bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy (OP/BP4.10)

Forest Peoples Programme – This guide explains the rules that World Bank projects must obey and explains the rights of indigenous peoples to be consulted fairly and honestly about World Bank projects and to refuse a project if it does not respect their rights and needs.

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Training Manual on Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) in REDD+ for Indigenous Peoples

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) – This training manual was developed to build the capacities of the indigenous peoples, networks and organizations to advocate and work for the effective implementation of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for indigenous peoples in the activities and projects relating to REDD+.

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KHM

What is REDD+? A Guide for Indigenous Communities

Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP), Forest Peoples Programme (FPP), International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) & Tebtebba – This book is designed to provide indigenous peoples and their organizations with information on REDD+, an understanding climate change, and the implications for the  collective rights of indigenous peoples

ENG

Indigenous women’s rights in the African system

Forest Peoples Programme- The toolkit has been created in order to introduce indigenous women, and the organisations which represent them, to the African system of human and peoples’ rights. It highlights the different routes available to ensuring that the rights of indigenous women are valued and taken into account by the African Commission.

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Realizing Indigenous Women’s Rights: CEDAW and Indigenous Women

Forest Peoples Programme- A guide to using the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women to defend and protect the rights of indigenous women.

ENG

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