Author: The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development and the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation
Year: December 2021
The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) are proud to present Going Nowhere: Fact-finding Mission Report on Indigenous Communities, Fisherfolk: Harassment, Poverty and Climate Change in Indonesia.
This report is a continuation of FORUM-ASIA’s exploratory research designed to deepen its understanding of the interconnections between climate change, poverty, and human rights.
Focusing on three research locations in Indonesia, this report examines the state-defined economic development framework and highlights testimonies of Indigenous Peoples and fisherfolk whose rights are endangered by business operations stemming from this development model.
This report observes the links between economic, social, and cultural rights, civil and political rights, and climate change. The work done by the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) on legal aid, research, and policy advocacy for the rights of persons living in poverty and marginalized communities further highlight this link.
Further, by assessing specific cases of deforestation and coastal reclamation – both prominent activities fueling Indonesia’s narrative of development – this research holds that fisherfolk and indigenous communities systematically neglected by the government will face exacerbated poverty and rights violations in the face of the changing climate. These violations do not occur in isolation but often intersect, reinforcing each other as made evident through the case studies.
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