Access to Land & Tenure Security

Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

Source: GLTN

 

Open
26 November 2017 to 23 December 2017
Facilitators
Miguel de Barros
CPLP countries

As florestas e sua gestão mudaram substancialmente nos últimos 25 anos. Embora globalmente, a extensão das florestas do mundo continue a diminuir à medida que as populações humanas e a procura de alimentos e terras continuam a crescer, a perda foi reduzida em mais de 50% (FAO, 2015).

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.

Closed
24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Mozambique
Angola
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP countries

 

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Angola
Brazil
Cape Verde
CPLP countries
Equatorial Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Mozambique
Portugal
Sao Tome and Principe
Timor-Leste

 

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13 December 2017
Latin America and the Caribbean

Buenos Aires, 13 dic (elmundo.cr) – La persistente desigualdad continúa actuando como un freno poderoso al desarrollo de América Latina y el Caribe en general, y de sus áreas rurales en particular, señaló hoy el Representante Regional de la FAO, Julio Berdegué, en el Simposio sobre Comercio y Desarrollo Sostenible.

El simposio se desarrolla al margen de la 11a Conferencia Ministerial de la Organización Mundial del Comercio, en Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Global

Por Silvia Martínez, Prensa Latina, 16 de diciembre de 2017

Roma (PL) El 2017 marcó un retroceso en la noble meta de hambre cero señalada por la ONU para 2030, al registrarse 38 millones de personas más en el ejército de los hambrientos del planeta comparado con 2016.

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.

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

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.