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Why rights to livelihoods of indigenous ethnic communities in the Mekong region matter

Working on claiming rights to livelihoods, especially land rights and forest rights, of indigenous ethnic communities is never an easy job, particularly in the contexts of the Mekong region countries (mainly Vietnam, Lao PDR) where governments continue to exercise strong centralized powers.

Rights to livelihoods are fundamental and essential to everyone. And this is especially true for those who are marginalized or disadvantaged of opportunities in the society, often known as indigenous groups, tribal communities, and ethnic minorities. The terms referring to these groups may vary depending on countries or nations.

In this document, we (the Livelihood Sovereignty Alliance - LISO - an alliance comprises of three leading local NGOs: SPERI-CIRUM-CODE) define the target groups with whom we have long been working together to claim their rights to livelihoods as indigenous ethnic communities in the Mekong region.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Ethnic minorities and indigenous people
  • Forests and forestry
  • Land
  • Livelihood rights
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Viet Nam
Copyright Yes
Version / Edition 1
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Culture Identity and Resources Use Management 12C Pham Huy Thong Street, Ngoc Khanh Science Village, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi Tel: +84 (24) 37622368 Email:

Author (corporate) Livelihood Sovereignty Alliance - LISO
Publisher Culture Identity and Resources Use Management (CIRUM)
Publication date 2014
Pagination 49
Keywords rừng cộng đồng,land right,quyền đất đai,community based forest land allocation,phân bổ rừng cho cộng đồng,phân bổ rừng theo luật tục,customary law based forestland allocation,customary law,luật tục,indigenous right,quyền của người DTTS,indigenous knowledge,hiểu biết về DTTS,community based land use,quyền sử dụng đất cho cộng đồng,payment of forest environment service,chi trả phí dịch vụ môi trường rừng,REDD+,giao rừng cho cộng đồng dân cư,dùng luật tục dân tộc để quản lý rừng,chi trả dịch vụ môi trường rừng,UNDRIP
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Date modified March 26, 2019, 10:53 (UTC)