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9 December 2017
Argentina

Hugo Passalacqua entregó títulos de propiedad y permisos de ocupación, además dejó habilitada ampliación de red de distribución de agua e inauguró un tanque elevado. Con respecto a la entrega de 73 títulos de Propiedad y 26 permisos de ocupación, los beneficiarios son vecinos de Campo Grande, Campo Viera, Campo Ramón, Aristóbulo del Valle, Colonia Aurora, 25 de Mayo y 2 de Mayo. “Hoy tienen esa certeza de que la tierra donde van a vivir es de ustedes, esto es llevarle alegría a la gente. La política es eso, tratar de hacer feliz a la gente”, señaló el gobernador.

12 December 2017
Bolivia

Evo Morales planteará en la Cumbre del Clima de París las conclusiones de la Conferencia Mundial de los Pueblos sobre el Cambio Climático y los Derechos de la Madre Tierra.

El presidente de Bolivia, Evo Morales reafirmará en la Cumbre del Clima, a celebrarse en Francia, que el capitalismo es el problema sobre el cambio climático y no la solución.

Morales arribó este martes a París para participar en el evento en el que se establecerán lineamientos políticos, jurídicos, y económicos con el fin de debilitar o adecuarse al cambio climático.

14 December 2017
Colombia

El borrador de la propuesta que al respecto radicará el Gobierno el próximo año está en consulta previa. La legalización de la acumulación de baldíos y una modificación a la Ley de Víctimas, entre los puntos más criticados.

15 December 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean
Europe
  • The Mercosur trade bloc (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) and the European Union are expected to conclude trade negotiations and put finishing touches on a trade agreement by the end of this year.
  • That pact will include landmark indigenous human rights clauses meant to protect indigenous groups from violence, land theft and other civil rights violations.
Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
July 2016
Africa
South Africa

"The question presented before this Court concerns the determination of compensation in accordance with section 23(1) of the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act 3 of 1996 (“the Act”) due to the applicant. The merits of the matter were decided by Moloto AJ in Msiza v Director-General, Department of Land Affairs, and Others, case number LCC39/01, delivered on 16 November 2004. Moloto AJ held that the applicant qualifies as a “labour tenant” within the definition of the Act.

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
July 2016
Africa
South Africa

In this case, which was  heard before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment  Act 15 of 2014  was declared invalid. The Act, among other things, sought to extend the period in which land restitution claims could be  lodged. However, the court found that the Parliament did not sufficiently  consult with key stakeholders including those who had successfully  lodged claims under the previous Act of 1994. 

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
October 2016
Africa
South Africa

“The Langebaan lagoon is the only non-estuarine tidal lagoon in South Africa. It is situated on the West Coast, approximately 100 kilometres north of Cape Town. The mouth of the lagoon, on its northern side, is entered via Saldanha Bay1. The lagoon is a highly legislated area. It was proclaimed a marine reserve in 1973 in terms of the Sea Fisheries Act2 and in 1985 it was proclaimed part of the Langebaan National Park, whose name was later changed to the West Coast National Park.

Legislation & Policies
Jurisprudence
November 2016
Africa
South Africa

This is a judgement in the Land Claims Court which concerned the validity of land claims lodged under The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014. This act was an amended version of the Restitution of Land rights Act 22 f 1994 which differed by extending the time frame for persons, descendants, or communities who were disposed of land after 1913 to lodge land claims.  Previously the cut-off date under the 1994 to lodge claims was 31st December 1998. Under the 2014 Act, claims could up lodged from the passing of the act until 30 June 2019.

13 December 2017
Global

Indigenous peoples and other local communities play a vital role when it comes to mitigating the impact of climate change. But despite inhabiting 50 per cent of the world’s land, these communities legally own just 10 per cent of it. As a result, civil society groups are calling on governments around the world to scale up the protection of customary land rights.

11 December 2017
South Africa

Johannesburg – The Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that a black community holds a right to certain portions of the Salem Commonage in the Eastern Cape and was dispossessed of the land due to past racially discriminatory practices.

According to the judgment, penned by Justice Edwin Cameron and concurred by nine others, the community had rights – but not exclusive rights – to the commonage.