Land Conflicts

Land Conflicts

A “land conflict” involves competing claims to large areas of land by groups, of a breadth and depth not easily resolved within existing law. There is often no consensus on the rules to be applied, and the parties may have quite different understandings of the nature of the conflict. As used in this paper, “conflict” implies tension and the danger of violence, but not violence unless this is specified. Longstanding potentials for conflict based in structural or other fundamental problems may be the result of “trigger” events turned violent. 

Source: USAID

2016 tem aumento de 232% na expulsão de famílias do campo
26 May 2017
Brazil

Segundo a Pastoral da Terra, mortes aconteceram durante ação de despejo em Pau D’Arco (PA) e reforçam aumento da violência no campo.

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Togo

Date: 16 novembre 2017

Source: Farmlandgrab

La Cellule de Réflexion de la Diaspora Tem en Allemagne dénonce l´injustice et soutient les fils et filles du Canton de Kadambara dans leur combat.

Qui a déjà oublié l´affaire de Chefferie de Kpario qui a fait couler beaucoup d´encre et de salive à Tchaoudjo il y a quelques mois?

Le problème de Chefferie opposant les populations allogènes aux autochtones Tem de la région est également une affaire de terres.

18 November 2017
India

 

Activists debunk land bank claims

Special Correspondent of The Telegraph

Ranchi: Two civil rights groups have questioned the state government's claim of having created a land bank of around 20.56 lakh acre, their doubts based on findings of a sample survey their members conducted at a block in Khunti district near Ranchi.

16 November 2017
Zambia

Some commercial farmers in Zambia's have acquired thousands of hectares while ignoring laws meant to prevent forced evictions, writes Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu from Human Rights Watch

Legislation & Policies
October 2014
India

An Act to provide for measures to curb organized attempts to grab lands whether belonging to the Government, wakf or the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments, local authorities or other statutory or non-statutory bodies owned or controlled or managed by the Government.

Reports & Research
December 2016
Global

This report prepared by FAO explores the challenges and opportunities represented by the complex interrelationship between forests, agriculture and sustainable development. It demonstrates that the sustainable management of both forests and agriculture, and their integration in land-use plans, is essential for achieving the SDGs, ensuring food security and tackling climate change.

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.

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14 November 2017
Senegal

Date: 13 novembre 2017

Source: Leral.net

La tension est palpable à Ndiakhirate où une vingtaine de maisons ont été démolies le samedi 4 novembre dernier par la SN HLM. Une semaine après le passage des engins, dans cette localité de la commune de Sangalkam, les victimes sont montées au créneau ce samedi, pour dénoncer ces agissements après des années de sacrifices pour obtenir un toit. 

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14 November 2017
Senegal

Date : 10 novembre 2017

Source : Farmlandgrab

Par : Abdoulaye KAMARA

Le Conseil municipal de Pakour, département de Vélingara, a octroyé 1000 ha de terres à Mamadou Sall, propriétaire d’une grande bananeraie à Gouloumbou, village à cheval entre les départements de Tambacounda et Vélingara. Les populations riveraines de la forêt en question s’opposent et invitent le maire Diarga Sané à annuler cette délibération.