land rights

Synonyms
land rights
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.

25 June 2017
India

Tribespeople say individual ownership could lead to fragmentation of land

Edamalakudi’s Oorukkoottam — assembly of people in the tribal hamlet and officials — arrived at an unusual decision last month: no individual household in the panchayat would individually own forestland as guaranteed by the Forest Rights Act.

23 June 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.

23 June 2017
Brazil

As organizações da agricultura familiar, camponesa e indígena que participam da I Conferência Regional de Agricultura Familiar do Mercosul Ampliado, realizada no marco da XXVI Reunião Especializada da Agricultura Familiar (Reaf) durante esse semana em Olmué, no Chile, aprovaram nesta quinta-feira (22) uma declaração com a reafirmação do compromisso das entidades com os objetivos fundamentais da Reaf Mercosul enquanto espaço estratégico para o diálogo e elaboração de políticas públicas específicas para a agricultura familiar nos países participantes do bloco.

20 June 2017
Kenya

Many cash-strapped Maasai have become landless after subdividing and selling swathes of land to the south of Nairobi

NAIROBI, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya's opposition leader has raised tensions weeks ahead of elections by criticising the Maasai community's sale of ancestral land to other ethnic groups in an area hit by political violence in the 1990s, land rights experts said.

Many cash-strapped Maasai have become landless after subdividing and selling swathes of land to the south of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, where they used to roam with their cattle.

20 June 2017
Cambodia

Women from lakeside communities in Phnom Penh are leading a fight against the lake's destruction - but have faced a brutal crackdown by police

PHNOM PENH, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh's largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets - put women on the frontline to show a "gentle" face and prevent violence.

But it was wishful thinking.

Reports & Research
September 2006

Report produced in conjunction with the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights and assessing the forced displacement of Palestinian communities as a result of the West Bank Wall and its regime.

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Manuals & Guidelines
July 2007

Joint handbook by OCHA/IDD, UN HABITAT, UNHCR, FAO, OHCHR, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)

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Reports & Research
November 2009

Armed conflict broke out in Côte d’Ivoire in 2002, which caused the country to be divided in two: the north under the control of the Forces Nouvelles rebels and the south in the hands of the government. It also caused the mass displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. In the west of the country, and in particular in the two regions of Moyen Cavally and Dix-Huit Montagnes, the crisis provoked a series of successive displacements involving population groups with competing claims over land.

Mali

Farmers in Mali have gained critical new rights to their traditional land—and rural communities have gained much-needed economic stability—as a result of a historic new law.