LIENIPs Categorical NO to Evenk Hydroplant
: 21/05/2009
: LIENIP News


All members of interregional public organization Information and Education Network of Indigenous Peoples Lauravetlan: Altai regional public organization of Kumandins Istok, regional public organization Information Center of Indigenous Peoples of the Altai Republic Birlik, regional public organization Informational Legal Center of Indigenous Peoples of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Karelia regional public organization Youth Legal Information Center of Indigenous Peoples Nevond, Khakass regional public organization Information Center of Indigenous Peoples of the Khakass Republic Aran Chula come out against Evenk hydroplant building. To this effect G. Shermatova, president of LIENIP, took part in the conference on the Russian Federations execution of International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination at the 73rd session of the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination. G. Shermatova addressed on the need to take efficient measures for implementation of the Federal Traditional Land Use Areas Act (2001); assignment of free land use to indigenous peoples in the revised Land Code and the Federal Traditional Land Use Areas Act, generation of prior and preferential access to natural resources in Forest and Water Codes; free and conscious consent of indigenous communities and paying higher-priority attention to their special needs while licensing of private companies for economic actions on the territories of traditional indigenous land use; guarantee of adequate compensation to concerned communities in license agreements and disapproval of Evenk hydroplant building and other large-scale projects threatening traditional life of indigenous peoples. The proposals were included into final remarks of the Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination.








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