State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012
Natural resource development projects such as logging and dams, oil and mineral extraction and large-scale agriculture have been successful in generating vast revenues across the globe. But at what cost to minorities and indigenous peoples?
In its flagship annual publication, State of the World's Minorities and Indigenous Peoples 2012, Minority Rights Group International documents hundreds of case studies about marginalized groups who have been adversely affected by exploitation of the resources found on, or under, their ancestral lands. It also considers land rights around the world. Download the full report here.
MRG has put together a series of revealing case studies from around the world on land rights and natural resources:
- Australia: Aborigines halt Rio Tinto mining project
- Burma: Dams feed ethnic conflict
- Cambodia: Kuy people rally to save ‘our forest’
- Chile: Anti-terror law used against Mapuche activists
- China: Hard times for nomads in Tibet
- China: Tibetans stop mining on sacred mountain
- DRC: Buela community at a disadvantage
- Ethiopia: Forced displacement and ‘villagization'
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- Gabon: Mining, dams and repression
- India: Adivasis fight mega-dams
- India: Land and life lost in Bihar
- Iran: Azeris protest against dams and government neglect
- Iran: River diversion dries up Ahwazi Arab land
- Malaysia: Indigenous groups contest mega-dams in Sarawak
- Russia: Reindeer herders seek deal with energy giants
- South East Asia: The campaign against destructive palm oil
- Thailand: Indigenous people penalised for carrying out traditional practices
- Uganda: Land injustice for the Basongora
- Uzbekistan/Kazakhstan: Retreating Aral Sea displaces Karakalpaks