illegal occupation

Illegal occupation is the disposition of land without rights.

23 May 2017


Frustrated over the pace of housing delivery and poor living conditions in informal settlements in South Africa, a group of people from informal settlements in Tshwane municipality in May gathered to protest poor, overcrowded living conditions.

They also demand resettlement, after attempts to occupy a nearby space was met with threats by private land owners.

5 May 2017

KOIDU, Sierra Leone, May 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A dispute over a bridge in eastern Sierra Leone thought to span diamond deposits has divided a local community with a foreign mining company accused of illegally mining the area after volunteering to rebuild the overpass.

The Congo Bridge in Koidu, the capital of Kono District, was deemed by local authorities to be in danger of collapsing after years of illegal small-scale mining around the base.

3 May 2017


Monrovia - Amid the prolonged delay in the passage of the Land Rights Act into law, the Civil Society Working Group on land rights in collaboration with its partners are doing everything possible to ensure the passage of the act.

The group, in collaboration with the Rights and Rice Foundation on Monday, May 2, held a one-day national consultation dialogue with many organizations on the passage of the draft Land Rights Act.

1 May 2017


A group of indigenous leaders in northeastern Brazil came under a brutal attack late Sunday by ranchers in a violent escalation of territorial disputes. The attack is the latest in a string of sometimes deadly assaults on activists.

Indígenas: "É motivo de preocupação o fracasso do estado em proteger as terras indígenas de atividades ilegais, especialmente em mineração e madeireiros", indicaram relatores das Nações Unidas (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)
4 May 2017

Genebra – O Brasil “fracassou” em proteger os direitos dos povos indígenas.

A constatação foi feita por relatores da ONU em documentos que serão utilizados como base para um exame na sexta-feira (5) da política de direitos humanos do Brasil, em Genebra.

“É motivo de preocupação o fracasso do estado em proteger as terras indígenas de atividades ilegais, especialmente em mineração e madeireiros”, indicaram relatores das Nações Unidas, citados no informe distribuído para todos os governos.

January 1998

To provide for the prohibition of unlawful eviction; to provide for procedures for the eviction of unlawful occupiers; and to repeal the Prevention of Illegal Squatting Act, 1951, and other obsolete laws; and to provide for matters incidental thereto.

Cooprdenadores do MTI e o deputado Marcelino Gallo
6 March 2017

Date: 6 March 2017

Source: peoplesworld

The Wayúu indigenous people make up nearly half the population of La Guajira department in Colombia’s extreme northeast. They won’t be finding much peace from the agreement Colombia’s government and FARC insurgents signed in late 2016 to end their war. The government’s chief negotiator, Humberto de la Calle, said as much in 2012 when negotiations were beginning.

 Indígenas Pankararu, representantes da Funai e AGU na Justiça Federal, em Serra Talhada (PE). Fotos: Ney Pankararu
24 February 2017

A crise que se arrasta há 30 anos na Terra Indígena Pankararu, sertão de Pernambuco, ultrapassou todos os limites. Posseiros que ocupam 20% do território tradicional, desrespeitando decisão judicial de desintrusão há décadas, têm impedido o povo de acessar um posto do Programa Saúde da Família, no município de Jatobá. "A Sesai (Secretaria Especial de Saúde Indígena) aparelhou o local para atender a população indígena. Como teve recursos da Prefeitura, os posseiros dizem que é só para atender quem não é índio", explica Sarapó Pankararu.

Journal Articles & Books
September 2016

Indigenous Peoples and local communities hold a large share of the world’s land area under customary systems. However, there is a tremendous gap between what is held by communities in practice and what is formally recognised by governments.