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[25/06/2012] How can pro-poor sustainable land tenure be secured? A discussion on communal vs. individual land rights.
This discussion will be running in three separate languages. Feel free to comment in Français or Español depending on preference. Dear all, I would like to invite...
Forest people’s groups say many governments are failing to protect their right to their ancestral lands, and argue that this neglect is damaging efforts to slow climate change. Their argument is...
WASHINGTON, Feb 5 2014 (IPS) - Global trends towards a strengthening of legal rights over land for local and indigenous communities appear to have slowed significantly in recent years, leading...
Forest tenure has shifted toward local communities and indigenous people over the past decade, led by Brazil, even as most of the world’s forests remain under government control, a coalition of...
[21/01/2014] Vulnerando los derechos y amenazando vidas: el proyecto de gas de Camisea y los pueblos indígenas en aislamiento voluntario
Oxford, Reino Unido (20 de enero de 2014) – Un informe del Forest Peoples Programme (Programa para los Pueblos de los Bosques) publicado hoy revela los graves impactos que el...
[21/01/2014] Violating rights and threatening lives: The Camisea gas project and indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation
Oxford, UK (20 January 2014) – A Forest Peoples Programme report published today reveals the severe impacts of Peru’s biggest gas project on indigenous peoples in “voluntary...
by Aparna Polavarapu (University of South Carolina - School of Law) Abstract: In sub-Saharan Africa and globally, battles for rights relating to customary law...
[13/01/2014] Saudi city of Jiddah pioneers plan to rebuild slums amid wider housing problems and grumbling
Saudi Arabia is quietly planning to raze slums in one of its largest cities to make way for newer, restored neighbourhoods as part of a wider plan to keep up with soaring demand for affordable ...
María Sangama, lideresa indígena de Loreto, comenta sobre los conflictos por recursos naturales en su región, la contaminación de las empresas de hidrocarburos, y otrassituaciones que afectan el...
[09/01/2014] Imminent forced eviction by Kenya threatens indigenous communities' human rights and ancestral forests
The Kenyan government has sent police troops to Embobut forest area (in Elgeyo Marakwet County, Western Kenya) to forcefully evict thousands of the indigenous inhabitants of the Sengwer and...