Upholding Human Rights in Jurisdictional Approaches: Some Emerging Lessons


Global sustainability standards for commodities often go beyond the requirements of national laws. Jurisdictional approaches aim to apply these standards to all commodity producers in sub-national areas. In this webinar Forest Peoples Programme presents lessons emerging from a review of four jurisdictional approaches, in Sabah in Malaysia, West Kalimantan and Central Kalimantan in Indonesia and Ecuadorian Amazonia. The studies reveal the vital importance of respecting human rights, especially to land, and the need for a resolution of land disputes, if sustainability criteria and development agency policies are to be upheld. With inputs from government and indigenous panelists from Malaysia and Indonesia, FPP staff will lead an exploratory and interactive discussion on how to make Jurisdictional Approaches human rights compliant.