land dispute

a land dispute is a disagreement over land.

14 November 2017
Cambodia

More than 100 families in Takeo province have been given back their land after a dispute with the Sun Hour company and an individual landholder.

The move follows protests and in front of the Ministry of Land Management as families asked the government to resolve their problems.

The 137 families were told officially on Saturday that 915 hectares in Tram Kak district’s Trapaing Kranhoung commune would be restored to them.

7 November 2017
Brazil
  • Brazilian president Michel Temer has twice survived National Congress votes to initiate impeachment against him on extensive corruption charges.
  • Temer did so by selling out the environment, particularly the Amazon, to the ruralists who largely control the assembly.
  • Among the concessions made or promised to ruralists are presidential decrees to allow agribusiness to rent indigenous lands, forgiving unpaid environmental fines owed by landowners, and ending any enforcement of restrictions on labor “equivalent to slavery.”
7 November 2017
Tanzania

Members of the Samburu community who were living on a disputed land previously owned by retired President Daniel Moi have been slapped with a Sh11.8 million invoice by a Nairobi-based law firm.

Kaplan and Stratton Advocates demanded the money after an eight-year court battle in a case in which 248 members of the community sued the retired President for transferring 17,105 acres of their ancestral land in Laikipia North to the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS).

CASE DISMISSED

6 November 2017
Global

A busload of indigenous leaders have been crossing Europe to highlight their cause before the start of UN climate talks in Bonn

Of the many thousands of participants at the Bonn climate conferencewhich begins on 6 November, there will arguably be none who come with as much hope, courage and anger as the busload of indigenous leaders who have been criss-crossing Europe over the past two weeks, on their way to the former German capital.

6 November 2017
Myanmar

A Myanmar land rights activist who challenged illegal land grabs in northern Shan State was beaten to death this week by a mob of some 20 people, a fellow unionist told RFA’s Myanmar Service on Thursday.

Htay Aung, a member of the National Farmer’s Union was attacked by a mob on Wednesday in Iwine Parhe Village of Naungcho Township, northeast of the city of Mandalay and later died at Mandalay Hospital.

Naw Ohn Hla, chairwoman of the National Farmers Union, described to RFA the events leading up to the attack, for which three people have been arrested.

 

Other legal document
September 2017
Venezuela

El caso relatado en este documento está ubicado en lo que ahora se conoce como la comunidad Chaktapa de la cuenca Yaza, en el piedemonte de la Sierra de Perijá.

En menos de 40 años, el pueblo Yukpa perdió sus tierras planas del piedemonte de la Sierra de Perijá por la extensión de la frontera agropecuaria. Los ganaderos fundaron el municipio

28 October 2017
Colombia

Líderes sociales, campesinos, defensores de derechos humanos exigen el cese de la persecución y la criminalización al movimiento social, así como la detención de los asesinatos. 

 

La Cumbre Agraria Campesina, Étnica y Popular de Colombia convocó recientemente a una movilización nacional para repudiar la masacre en Tumaco (sureste) ocurrida el 5 de octubre por parte de la fuerza pública. 

29 October 2017
Colombia

The 50-year civil war is over but, in the Cauca Valley, indigenous communities are on frontline of fight against drug gangs, riot police and deforestation

A green-and-red flag flies over a cluster of bamboo and tarpaulin tents on the frontline of an increasingly deadly struggle for land and the environment in Colombia’s Cauca Valley.