There is broad recognition, across the political spectrum and in both 'northern' and 'southern' countries, that justice reform, and more generally the promotion of the 'rule of law', are central to development policy, particularly in conflict-affected, fragile and violent contexts. More recently an increased focus on global security and the interaction between security and development as put a renewed emphasis on such efforts.
In an opening vignette to an otherwise insightful article, Carol M. Rose (2003) comparespeople who hold intellectual property rights to poor villagers in India. They put effort and timeinto developing small but productive properties, only to have the wild tiger or rogue elephant ofthe public domain trample them or eat them up. In extreme cases, IP "villages" are abandonedand left to "the jungle" of public property.
A small band of grassroots advocates has been helping communities in Sierra Leone secure better deals for their land, says Sonkita Conteh, from paralegal organisation Namati
The task at hand entails the critical review of the Land Laws of Tanzania, chiefly Act No.4 and Act No.5, 1999 and their subsequent revisions. This could not be done out of context, or by confining oneself solely to the statutes. It was pertinent to review the factors and processes that informed the legislation. Towards this end, an extensive literature review on various aspects related to land reforms in Tanzania was done.
In light of persisting land use conflicts and marginal productivity on village lands, a research in the captioned topic was deemed necessary. This report makes a review of policies on land and livestock agriculture behind the backdrop of the Constitution of the United Republic of Tanzania, policies on land and agriculture, and aspirations for land reform. Violations in land rights and prevailing tenure insecurity lasting for decades have skewed mindsets of many users and the land administrators. Policy implementation and enforcement are in dire need of enhancement.
This preliminary study involved consultation of responsible district government officials and relevant Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on various issues related to land and investments. Among other areas, the Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (SAGCOT) was selected as a study site and study used the Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) to obtain information. Questionnaire designed reflected land investment governance process thematic areas.
Climate change and its implications on development in Tanzania should not be understated or ignored. Instead, discussions on our changing climate should begin with the recognition that climate change is undermining efforts to eradicate poverty. Yet, scientific complexities, jargon, uncertainties and debate have led to a general lack of understanding and confusion on how to address a changing climate, including policy prescriptions.
El Instituto de Defensa Legal, la Fundación para el Debido Proceso Legal, la Clínica de Derechos Humanos de la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Seattle, en colaboración con el Centro Amazónico de Antropología y Aplicación Práctica (CAAP), la Asociación Paz y Esperanza, la Asociación Pro Derechos Humanos (APRODEH), Derecho Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (DAR), la Asociación Servicios en Comunicación Intercultural y CARE Perú, solicitaron a la Honorable Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (en adelante CIDH, Comisión Interamericana, Honorable Comisión o Comisión) una audiencia p