Case study: Shipbo-Konibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya
Loopholes in Peruvian land law have left the Shipibo-Konibo community of Santa Clara de Uchunya exposed to takeover by palm oil companies. While fighting to uphold their internationally recognised rights and attempting to halt the conversion of their traditional forests into giant plantations of oil palm the community have faced appalling, undermining tactics from the companies. 4 community members have sadly lost their lives, but this is just the tip of the iceberg of abuse the community have faced.
Case study: Customary community of Nagari Koto Baru
As land disputes over palm oil plantations in West Sumatra, Indonesia flare up, community leaders and human rights defenders are being subjected to increasing intimidation and criminalisation by local police allegedly spurred on by planters.