compulsory acquisitions

Caucasus "Land grab" feared in remote UNESCO heritage site

Monday, February 20, 2017

For the people of Upper Svaneti, a remote sliver of land nestled high in the gorges of Georgia, the last words uttered by the dying are portents of the future.

And the future looks bleak.

Residents say the same ominous rattle has echoed over so many of its death beds this past year - "The Svans are in danger, be careful" - that villagers are now braced for battle.

The source of their deep unease - electricity.

Alertan inconstitucionalidad de DL 1333 que facilitará despojo de tierras

Saturday, February 11, 2017

El gobierno nos está aplicando medidas neoliberales que pretenden sacarnos de nuestros territorios a las comunidades campesinas y nativas, con el supuesto de grandes inversiones" manifestó Marcelino Bustamante, líder nacional de la Confederación Nacional Agraria (CNA)

Bustamante compartió cabina radial con el abogado Luis Hallazi durante el programa Kawsayninchis, en el que analizaron el reciente atropello de derechos indígenas que el gobierno nacional está haciendo con la aprobación de decretos legislativos.

The VGGT infographic on Land Book now displays 14 legal indicators on expropriation and compensation processes in 50 countries

Until now, a comprehensive study of national-level expropriation, compensation, and resettlement procedures in 50 countries across has not been conducted. My PhD research project, facilitated by the University of Groningen Faculty of Law, aims to bridge this gap by providing a broad comparative analysis of nation legal frameworks in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America to determine whether legal procedures in these countries adopt internationally recognized standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement.

Comunidades exigen titulación para frenar invasión de palma aceitera

Monday, January 30, 2017

Servindi, 18 de enero de 2017.- Elí Tangoa Lancha, vicepresidente de la Coordinadora de Desarrollo y Defensa de los Pueblos Indígenas de la región San Martín (CODEPISAM) y presidente de la Federación Regional Indígena Shawi de San Martín (FERISHAM) indicó que durante el 2016 más de un proyecto de palma aceitera intentó invadir territorio indígena.

Recap- Land Debate on Land Valuation and Fair Compensation

From November 28 to December 23, 2016, Land Portal hosted a successful Land Debate on land valuation and fair compensation. The debate focused on the question of what is fair compensation for land in cases of land tenure changes (e.g. expropriations and voluntary land transfers), and what measures are sufficient to ensure the livelihoods of affected landholders are restored.

Minutes from final session of the Conference on Fair Compensation (Cape Town, South Africa (Dec. 9, 2016))

The Rethinking Expropriation Law initiative hosted a Conference on Compensation for Expropriation in Cape Town, South Africa on December 7-9, 2016. The final session of the Conference took place on December 9 and aimed at discussing the development of a protocol on fair compensation.

For  the final session in Cape Town, scholars, judges, activists, and government officials from around the world sat together to provide input on what guidance and principles should be included in the protocol on fair compensation.

Recap-Conference on Fair Compensation (Cape Town) - Day 2 - Morning Session

SESSION 4: FACTORS OF COMPENSATION; VALUE OF LAND

Dr Shai Stern (Dr. Shai Stern (Professor of Law, Bar-Ilan University)

Restoring Justice in Expropriation Law

  • There is general agreement on the concept of fair or just market value for compensation, yet this concept is based on different ideas of justice
  • A Restorative conception of justice provides a coherent and circumstances’ attentive normative framework to address the most significant challenges related to compensation

 

Recap-Conference on Fair Compensation (Cape Town)- Day 1

  • Keynote speaker: Professor Hanoch Dagan (Tel-Aviv University):
    • Professor Dagan dedicated keynote address to Professor Dr. Van Der Walt, South African professor and renowned property law scholar, who passed away in November 2016
    • Professor Dagan's speech discussed the bridges between expropriation law and regulatory takings law.
    • A few of the key takeaways from Professor Dagan’s compelling speech: