RFUK publishes first national legal study on ILO Convention No. 169 in CAR

The Central African Republic (CAR) ratified the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Convention No. 169 on indigenous and tribal peoples in August 2010, becoming the first African country to adopt the Convention. This historic development for indigenous peoples in the country and on the continent places an obligation on the CAR Government to ensure that national laws and policies are coherent with the provisions of C169.

In this context, the Rainforest Foundation UK, who supported the ratification process, has developed a first study in collaboration with the CAR High Commission on Human Rights and Good Governance (the national CAR institution in charge of the human rights policy), local NGOs, indigenous representatives and the ILO to analyze the conformity of the CAR legislation with Convention No. 169. The study reviews all national relevant laws and makes specific recommendations on how best to harmonize CAR legislation and ILO C169. It will be presented and discussed at national level to develop further strategic and legal planning.

Download the report in full by clicking the link below (French only).

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