extractive industries

Description
Synonyms
agrofuel industries
palm oil industries
mining

Briefing Note: A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This briefing note, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, outlines a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

A Collaborative Approach to Human Rights Impact Assessments

Reports & Research
Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

Dom Cappio | Foto: Divulgação

Os mercadores de sonho e a transposição do rio São Francisco. Bem social, direito de todos, transformado em bem econômico, direito de alguns. Entrevista especial com Dom Luiz Flávio Cappio (Brasil)

Friday, March 24, 2017

"O Projeto de Transposição de Águas do Rio São Francisco é eleitoreiro, e por isso é muito oportuno usá-lo em momentos como este que temos pela frente, as eleições de 2018”, afirma Dom Luiz Flávio Cappio à IHU On-Line, em entrevista concedida por e-mail, ao comentar a inauguração de primeira parte da transposição do rio São Francisco, que foi comemorada tanto pelo 

Amazon’s indigenous call for open dialogue with extractive industry leaders

Monday, March 20, 2017

 

Indigenous rights leaders from a Catholic Church network traveled to Washington, D.C., to highlight human rights violations against people in the Amazon and to call for prior consultation with extractive industries pursing projects on their lands.

Pan-Amazonian Church Network Vice President Pedro Barreto Jimeno told Humanosphere that Friday’s hearing was the first time Amazonian people were the primary focus of a human rights hearing at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Washington, D.C.

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Mines, terres, territoires : Conférence du Pôle foncier

30 March 2017

Location

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
17, rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée
MONTPELLIER
France
FR

Source: Foncier&Développement

Journée d’animation thématique

Dans le cadre du programme MSH-Sud

« Les politiques de la terre au Sud: entre Etat, marchés et dispositifs coutumiers »

Mines, terres, territoires

30 mars 2017

Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de MONTPELLIER,

17, rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée

Organisée par le Pôle Foncier et la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme de Montpellier (MSH-Sud)

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Le secteur privé camerounais réclame davantage d’accès à la propriété foncière pour les agro-industries

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Date: 15 mars 2017

Source: Agence Ecofin

Par Brice R. Mbodiam

The Political Economy of Land Governance in Viet Nam

Reports & Research
April 2016

This country level analysis addresses land governance in Viet Nam in two ways. First, it summarises what the existing body of knowledge tells us about power and configurations that shape access to and exclusion from land, particularly among smallholders, the rural poor, ethnic minorities and women. Second, it draws upon existing literature and expert assessment to provide a preliminary analysis of the openings for and obstacles to land governance reform afforded by the political economic structures and dynamics in the country.

Innovative Approach to Land Conflict Transformation: Lessons Learned From the HAGL/Indigenous Communities’ Mediation Process in Ratanakiri, Cambodia

Reports & Research
July 2016

In the Mekong region, conflicts between local communities and large scale land concessions are widespread. They are often difficult to solve. In Cambodia, an innovative approach to conflict resolution was tested in a case involving a private company, Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), and several indigenous communities who lost some of their customary lands and forests when the company obtained a concession to grow rubber in the Province of Ratanakiri. The approach was developed by CSOs Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Inclusive Development International (IDI) with the support of QDF funding from MRLG.

The Recognition of Customary Tenure in Myanmar

Reports & Research
November 2016

This thematic study presents an analysis of customary tenure arrangements in Myanmar and identifies key challenges and opportunities for strengthening the recognition of customary tenure in the country. Drawing on examples from various regions and states, the study highlights key features of customary tenure systems, which vary depending on history, geography, resource base, ethnicity and social organization. It shows that customary tenure includes both communal land and private plots claimed by individuals or households, such as paddy land or permanent upland crops.