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Press Release (JPNUK): Seminar on CHT at the House of Lords on 04 July 2011

Press Release: Seminar on CHT at the House of Lords, on 04 July 2011 Lord Eric Avebury, Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Human Rights Group, with the co-operation of Jumma Peoples Network UK (JPNUK) organised a seminar on Chittagong Hill Tracts, which was held at the House of Lords on 4th of July 2011. Lord […]

United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, Report on the tenth session (16 – 27 May 2011)

(Extracted copy in relation to the recommendations on Bangladesh / CHT. For full report please click  10th Session Report 2011 102. The Permanent Forum takes note of the study by Lars-Anders Baer on the status of the implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 (E/C.19/2011/6). The Permanent Forum also takes note of the […]

Presentation of the study on the status of implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 at the UNPFII – 10th session, May 25, 2011

To download: LARS-PF11lars-anders280

Joint statement by Ain o Shalish Kendro, ASK: Ecosoc-accredited national NGO, supported by International Environment Network (IEN) at the Tenth Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York 16 – 27 May 2011

To download: Wasfia-Agenda 8 FINAL.WN Thank you, Madame Chairperson and warm and respectful greetings to all. I feel privileged and honored that I, as a Bengali, can add voice to the plight of the indigenous peoples of my land. However, a part of me also feels ashamed that I come here, as a Bengali, whose […]

Joint statement by Chittagong Hill Tracts Citizen’s Committee (CHT-CC), Indigenous Peoples Development Facilitators Forum (IPDFF), and Land is Life, at the 10th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues 16-27 May 2011

To download: U K Zan-Statement on CHT Accord Thank you, Madame Chair, for giving me the floor. I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your election as the chairperson of the 10th session of UNPFII and to all other members for their nominations to the Forum. Madame Chair, We are […]

Statement by the Saami Council at the 10th sessions 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations Headquarters, New York 16 -27 May 2011

To download: Sami-Council-Statement_v1 on CHT Accord I thank you Madam Chair for giving me the opportunity to address the Permanent Forum.The Indigenous Saami Council congratulates the Special Rapporteur on giving an overview of the current state of the implementation of the 1997 Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord. The Saami Council believes that the 1997 Chittagong Hill […]

Raja Devasish Roy’s statement at the 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York 16 – 27 May 2011

To download: RDR-CHT-Accrd-8-Final-Vrsn Madame Chairperson, Indigenous, state & non-governmental delegations, ladies & gentlemen CONGRATULATIONS TO RAPPORTEUR I offer my congratulations to Mr. Lars Anders Baer for his report on the Implementation Status of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 (E/C.19/2011/6). It is well-researched and factual, and contains reasonable and implementable recommendations. I also commend […]

PCJSS’s statement at the 10th Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, New York 16 -17 May 2011

To download: MKC-PF11angal282 Thank you, Madame Chair, distinguished Govemment delegates, honorable indigenous sisters and brothers, I, on behalf of PCJSS, political party of indigenous Jumma peoples which signed chittagong Hill Tracts (cHT) Accord in 1997, would like to take this opportunity to thank Special Rapporteur on the Study on the status of implementation ofthe cHT […]

Kapaeeng Foundation and Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum’s statement at the 10th Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

To download: Lina-Intervention on peace accord (Final) Thank you, Madame Chair, distinguished Government delegates, honorable indigenous sisters and brothers, I, on behalf of Kapaeeng Foundation, a national human rights organisation of indigenous peoples and Bangladesh Indigenous Peoples Forum, national platform of indigenous peoples, congratulate Mr. Lars-Anders Baer, the Special Rapporteur, for his authentic and excellent […]

Joint statement by Amnesty International and the International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs (IWGIA) at the 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues United Nations Headquarters, New York May 16-27, 2011

To download: joint statement ai+iwgia, 10th Session UNPFII-1 Thank you Madam Chair for allowing us this opportunity to address the Permanent Forum. We would like to start by complimenting the Special Rapporteur on his study on the status of implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997. The study provides a useful overview of […]

North American Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement on CHT Peace Accord at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, 10th Session. 15 – 27 May 2011

To download: IIWF-North America-PF11celeste293 Good morning. As this is the first time I take the floor, I congratulate the Chair and new Members of the Permanent Forum for their appointment. The North America Indigenous Peoples Caucus at the 10th session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues expresses our firm support for the following […]

Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus Statement at Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues 10th session, New York 16 – 27 May 2011

To download: GIPC UNPFII10 Statement CHT The Global Indigenous Peoples Caucus welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur on the status of implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord of 1997 and warmly thanks Mr. Lars Anders Baer for this important work. We also express our solidarity with the Indigenous Peoples of the Chittagong Hill […]

Statement by the Government of Denmark – Tenth Session of United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues -New York 16-17 May 2011

To download:   Denmark-Statement on peace accord  Madame Chair, distinguished members of the Permanent Forum, representatives of Indigenous Peoples and member states, Let me begin with congratulating the Special Repporteur on his report on the status of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Accord 1997. We find the report to be thorough and we welcome the recommendations and encourage […]

Asia IP Caucus Statement at 10th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues May 16 -22, 2011

To download: ASIA Caucus re CHTs Report Asia IP Caucus Statement. Delivered by Rukka Sombolinggi Madame Chair, Asia Indigenous Peoples Caucus would like to call for international solidarity to our brothers and sisters in the Chittagong Hill Tracts and to express our serious concerns for the appalling situation in that region. Since the Chittagong Hill […]

Revisiting CHT Peace Accord

17 May 2010 Photo: Courtesy Daily Star THE High Court Division on April 13 declared the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Regional Council Act of 1998 unconstitutional and illegal. On the government’s petition the judgement was later stayed for six weeks by the Appellate Division. Now the government has to seek leave to appeal, the granting […]

Verdict on CHT council stayed

16 April 2010 The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed for six weeks the High Court verdict that declared illegal and unconstitutional the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council Act 1998. Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice Md Muzammel Hossain also asked the government to file a regular leave-to-appeal petition with the SC against the HC […]

CHT regional council act illegal: HC

13 April 2010 The High Court on Tuesday declared Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council Act, 1998 illegal but ruled that the peace accord was legal. The HC bench of Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury passed the order upon two writ petitions filed by Badiuzzaman, a Bangalee settler in CHT, and Tajul […]

Press release: “Global Voices for Peace in the CHT” – Japanese MPs present the government an appeal with more than 35,000 signatures calling for full implementation of the CHT Peace Accord

Release Date:  21 March 2010 During a courtesy visit with Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at 7-8 P.M on 21 March 2010 at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Mr. Naoto Sakaguchi and Ms. Mieko Tanaka, Japanese Members of Parliament (House of Representatives, Democratic Party of Japan), presented the Prime Minister’s staff with the following appeal […]