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.

26 June 2017
Uganda

In April, three bus loads of men carrying sticks and machetes arrived in the village with the bulldozer - angry residents fought back

BUGABO, Uganda June 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - "This land is peaceful," said Abdul Seryazi, standing in his family fields in Bugabo, a village in central Uganda.

But a charred bulldozer alongside tells a different story.

In April, three bus loads of men carrying sticks and machetes arrived in the village with the bulldozer.

Angry residents fought back, fearing the land would be cleared, and the machine was set alight.

24 June 2017
Belize
Honduras

The event, titled “Honduras: The Fight for Reparations,” is scheduled to last for 12 days.

A delegation of six Garifunas from Belize are scheduled to travel to the Honduran Caribbean coast on Sunday to learn about Garifuna struggles and victories for land repossession, reparations and other ancestral fights.

The event, titled “Honduras: The Fight for Reparations,” is scheduled to last for 12 days and was organized by the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras, OFRANEH, and Witness for Peace, WFP, an organization promoting solidarity between peoples in the Americas.

Reports & Research
April 2017

Este informe impulsa, incentiva y reúne diversas miradas y posicionamientos, que emergen de las formas de acompañamiento comprometido a los movimientos por la tierra y defensa de territorios en siete países de Sudamérica.

20 June 2017
Cambodia

Women from lakeside communities in Phnom Penh are leading a fight against the lake's destruction - but have faced a brutal crackdown by police

PHNOM PENH, June 23 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cambodian activists fighting plans to transform Phnom Penh's largest lake into a luxury development made a tactical decision when they took to the streets - put women on the frontline to show a "gentle" face and prevent violence.

But it was wishful thinking.

22 June 2017
Brazil

Hoje (20) em Porto Velho aconteceu o lançamento do Caderno de Conflitos no Campo 2016, organizado pela Comissão Pastoral da Terra e a diocese de Porto Velho. O Relatório anual traz registros das ocorrências de conflito e de violência sofrida pelos trabalhadores e trabalhadoras da terra, e é uma referência no Brasil.

Reports & Research
June 2006

Forced displacement in Colombia is primarily a way to seize agricultural land from peasants and small farmers, and only to a lesser degree the unintended consequence of fighting between warring parties. (...)

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Reports & Research
September 2006

Report produced in conjunction with the Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights and assessing the forced displacement of Palestinian communities as a result of the West Bank Wall and its regime.

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