compulsory acquisitions

14 April 2017

The decision by the government of Jigawa State to hand over 12,000 hectares of land spread across four local government areas to a Chinese investor is threatening the livelihood of about 150,000 persons in the state.

The 12,000 hectares are spread across Gagarawa, Taura, Suletankarkar and Garki local government areas of the state.

The state government had in 2014 signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with the Lee Group to allocate land to the company to set up a sugarcane plantation with a view to setting up a Sugar factory.

Legislation & Policies
January 2012

"The national land law acknowledges and upholds the public rights to land and objects related to land, and confers the public powers on the state through powers to make regulation, make policy, manage, and exercise and make supervision as stated in the fundamentals of the Acquisition of Land"

20 February 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.

11 February 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.

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.