indigenous land rights

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

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

Legislation & Policies
National Policies
July 2017
South Africa

Writ­ten sub­mis­sions on the Communal Property Associations Amendment Act to the Portfolio Committee Rural Development and Land Reform

Manuals & Guidelines
January 2014
South Africa

We believe that law should in principle assist vulnerable communities in changing power relations. Law is fundamentally a ‘neutral’ set of rules that constrains power by requiring decisions and actions of those in power to comply with legal rules, rights and obligations. Unfortunately, we have seen the powerful appropriate law as a tool for only protecting and strengthening their interests.

6 December 2017




Justiça Federal derrubou em caráter liminar a portaria que tirava o direito dos índios guarani de ocupar uma área de mata no Parque Jaraguá, na Zona Norte de São Paulo.

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Green
27 November 2017
South Africa

Dynamic country portfolios combine detailed narratives with Linked Open Data to provide comprehensive overviews of land governance systems

19 June 2018 to 29 June 2018


Columbia University New York , New York
United States
New York US

Next Training: June 19-29, 2018
Location: Columbia University

Reports & Research
August 2014

This report comprises of a comprehensive assessment of the status of land governance in the Indian state of Odisha, by using the World Bank’s Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF) during 2013-1014. This report presents its findings. The assessment was taken up in nine distinct thematic areas of land governance as envisaged in the LGAF.

Indigenous women in Davao City, Philippines. Photo by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ/Flickr
14 November 2017

SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for the United Nations (UN) Victoria Tauli-Corpuz discussed indigenous peoples’ (IPs) rights in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on October 25 at Leong Hall.

Tauli-Corpuz’s talk emphasized upholding the rights of indigenous peoples (IPs) to achieve SDG 1, which aims to end poverty; SDG 2, which aims to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture; and SDG 10, which focuses on reducing inequality.

9 November 2017

Recommandation à l’intention des participants à la réunion du Groupe d’experts des Nations Unies et de l’extérieur chargé des indicateurs relatifs aux objectifs de développement durable (IAEG-ODD) – 11- 14 novembre 2017, Manama, Bahreïn