Honduras

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Honduras

Honduras is a lower-middle-income country with 51% of its population living below the national extreme poverty line, while 52% of the population lives in rural areas. Honduras’ economy is largely based on services, and 13% of the total GDP relies on agriculture.

The Constitution of 1982 recognizes property rights and gives the state the authority to administer and manage the use of land. In 1992, the Law for the Modernization and Development of the Agricultural sector established measures for boosting land markets, simplifying expropriation and restricting land invasion. It also allowed farmers to obtain rights for the land they were illegally occupying.  The Civil Code of 2005 allows for real property purchase, acquisition, donation, use, rent, mortgage and legal protection of land. Honduras has also signed the ILO Convention 169, recognizing indigenous peoples’ rights to their traditional lands.

Land disputes in Honduras are frequent, particularly due to the violation the land rights of indigenous peoples and ethnic groups. The Property Law of 2004 set the mechanisms for dispute resolution through conciliation, arbitration and court proceedings.  

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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

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    4 July 2017
    Honduras

    Assault on daughter of environmentalist Berta Cáceres, who leads indigenous rights group, heightens fears of violence against campaigners in Honduras

    The daughter of the murdered Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres has survived an armed attack, just weeks after being named leader of the indigenous rights organisation formerly led by her mother.

    24 June 2017
    Belize
    Honduras

    The event, titled “Honduras: The Fight for Reparations,” is scheduled to last for 12 days.

    A delegation of six Garifunas from Belize are scheduled to travel to the Honduran Caribbean coast on Sunday to learn about Garifuna struggles and victories for land repossession, reparations and other ancestral fights.

    The event, titled “Honduras: The Fight for Reparations,” is scheduled to last for 12 days and was organized by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, OFRANEH, and Witness for Peace, WFP, an organization promoting solidarity between peoples in the Americas.

    11 May 2017
    Honduras

     

    “Stop environmental destruction and get out of our territories!”

    The Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, COPINH, issued a statement on Thursday slamming “right-wing invaders” who are allegedly burning crops to intimidate Indigenous Lenca land defenders.

    24 March 2017
    Honduras
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    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    • Only 30% of the world’s population has a legally registered title to their land.
    • As discussed at the Land and Poverty Conference 2017, secure land rights are important for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity at the country, community, and family levels.
    • The World Bank supports countries to secure land rights for their populations, especially women, Indigenous Peoples, and other vulnerable groups.

    Partners

    Secretaría General Iberoamericana

    SESGIB

    Organización Intereclesiástica para la Cooperación al Desarrollo Centroamérica

    ICCO

    Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe

    SELA

    Cooperativa Sulá Batsú

    Plataforma Agraria

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    Reports & Research
    June 2017

    Es una realidad que hay contradicciones en cuanto al manejo y la tenencia de la tierra en América Latina, siendo una situación importante que impacta en las economías locales y en la vida de millones de personas. Aunque en las últimas dos décadas la mayoría de los países latinoamericanos han implementado en su legislación medidas para promover el acceso y derecho de la mujer a la tierra, siguen existiendo limitaciones que no han permitido un mayor avance hacia la equidad en la distribución de la tierra.

    Journal Articles & Books
    May 2017

    A growing body of evidence suggests that criminal activities associated with drug trafficking networks are a progressively important driver of forest loss in Central America. However, the scale at which drug trafficking represents a driver of forest loss is not presently known. We estimated the degree to which narcotics trafficking may contribute to forest loss using an unsupervised spatial clustering of 15 spatial and temporal forest loss patch metrics developed from global forest change data.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2012

    Los programas de atención a la reducción de emisiones provenientes de la deforestación o degradación de los ecosistemas, como es el caso de REDD+ y otros programas de incentivos forestales como son los pagos por servicios ambientales (PSA), podrían constituir una oportunidad para el fortalecimiento de los procesos de conservación, aprovechamiento sustentable y reducción de la pobreza en la región mesoamericana, y en particular en los territorios y comunidades indígenas.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2013

    Desarrolladas en colaboración con las agencias de las Naciones Unidas, la sociedad civil y otras organizaciones, las insignias de las Naciones Unidas buscan despertar conciencia, educar y motivar a los jóvenes a cambiar su comportamiento y a ser agentes de cambio activos en sus comunidades locales. La serie de insignias puede ser usada por maestros o profesores en clases escolares y por dirigentes juveniles, especialmente por grupos de guías o scouts.

    Journal Articles & Books
    May 2016

    Esta guía ha sido diseñada con el objetivo de desarrollar en los pueblos indígenas capacidades para la gestión de sus bosques de forma eficiente y competitiva, pero respetando sus propios intereses como pobladores, administradores y usuarios de los bosques y sus recursos, así como su identidad cultural marcada por tradiciones ancestrales que impregnan su convivencia y su relación con los recursos naturales.

    Reports & Research
    December 2014

    The Right to Food and the Responsible Governance of Tenure: A dialogue towards implementation aims to provide guidance for the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) which were endorsed in May 2012 by the Committee on World Food Security. More specifically, the study begins with a general introduction of the global context within which the developing process of the VGGT took place.