Access to Land & Tenure Security

Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

Source: GLTN

 

2016 tem aumento de 232% na expulsão de famílias do campo
26 Maio 2017
Brasil

Segundo a Pastoral da Terra, mortes aconteceram durante ação de despejo em Pau D’Arco (PA) e reforçam aumento da violência no campo.

24 Abril 2017 to 12 Maio 2017
Closed
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Moçambique
Angola
São Tomé e Príncipe
Cabo Verde
Guiné-Bissau
Brasil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP

 

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Angola
Brasil
Cabo Verde
CPLP
Guiné Equatorial
Guiné-Bissau
Moçambique
Portugal
São Tomé e Príncipe
Timor-Leste

 

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26 Junho 2017
Uganda

In April, three bus loads of men carrying sticks and machetes arrived in the village with the bulldozer - angry residents fought back

BUGABO, Uganda June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "This land is peaceful," said Abdul Seryazi, standing in his family fields in Bugabo, a village in central Uganda.

But a charred bulldozer alongside tells a different story.

In April, three bus loads of men carrying sticks and machetes arrived in the village with the bulldozer.

Angry residents fought back, fearing the land would be cleared, and the machine was set alight.

27 Junho 2017
Nigéria

Lagos state announced its intention to demolish the homes of around 300,000 people last year and this ruling is a landmark for residents resisting eviction

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A series of brutal, government-ordered evictions that left more than 30,000 Nigerians homeless were deemed "unconstitutional" in a landmark decision by the Lagos High Court on Wednesday, activists said.

27 Junho 2017
Moçambique

O GOVERNADOR de Tete, Paulo Auade, pediu à população da província para se empenhar, cada vez mais, nas actividades de produção de comida, para a garantia da sua segurança alimentar.

O governante, que falava ontem na cidade de Tete, por ocasião da celebração do 42.aniversário da proclamação da independência nacional, afirmou que o povo moçambicano deve estar, agora, preocupada com a libertação económica e imprimir o crescimento socioeconómico do país, para o alívio da pobreza.

Raylton Alves/ Banco de Imagens ANA
26 Junho 2017
Brasil
foto:Luis Macedo/Câmara dos Deputados
26 Junho 2017
Brasil

A votação de emendas do Senado à Medida Provisória 759/16, sobre regularização fundiária em áreas urbanas e rurais, é o destaque do Plenário da Câmara dos Deputados na última semana de junho.

Apesar de a MP já ter sido enviada à sanção, o ministro do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) Luís Roberto Barroso concedeu liminar determinando a votação, pela Câmara, de emendas aprovadas pelos senadores.

24 Junho 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.

23 Junho 2017
Global

23 June 2017 – Whether they are single, married, separated or widowed, women must be able to enjoy the inviolable right that they are not dependent on anyone, the United Nations has said, marking International Widow's Day.