Von Jan Pingel

THE SABL LAND GRAB – Papua New Guinea’s ongoing human rights scandal

Neue Publikation von Act Now! (PNG) und Ozeanien-Dialog

Special Agricultural Business Leases (SABL) are being used by foreign companies to unlawfully occupy community-owned land in Papua New Guinea (PNG). This is despite the leases being
declared unlawful and universally discredited. This is happening with the connivance and support of PNG’s politicians and public servants. The foreign companies have been able to abuse the law to illegally lease land and grab forest resources from customary landowners — without their legally required consent, and often without any prior warning.
As a result of this state-sanctioned land grab, hundreds of thousands of people, most living in remote rural communities, have seen their traditional subsistence lifestyles and environment destroyed and are suffering a wide-range of serious and on-going human rights abuses.

Download: The SABL Land Grab

 

 

Von Jan Pingel

The Last Frontier – Tiefseebergbau in Papua-Neuguinea

The Last Frontier, a documentary series focusing on experimental seabed mining, an imminent venture in the Pacific.
This documentary presents the situation in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

Despite the experimental nature and a dearth of knowledge about hydrothermal vents and deep sea ecosystems, Nautilus Minerals Inc. is already prospecting PNG’s Bismarck Sea with an aim to begin mining as early as 2019.

This film highlights a general failure by authorities to incorporate sufficient environmental protections, as well as the norm of free, prior, and informed consent (FPIC) for indigenous peoples of the Bismarck Sea.

These are the voices of the guardians protecting the Last Frontier.

 

A video documentary by the Pacific Network on Globalisation (PANG)