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  1. Library Resource
    United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas
    International Conventions or Treaties
    April, 2018
    Global

    The open-ended intergovernmental working group on a United Nations declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas, established by Human Rights Council resolution 21/19, has a mandate to negotiate, finalize and submit to the Council a draft declaration on the rights of peasants and other people working in rural areas.

  2. Library Resource
    Attacks and criminalization of Indigenous Peoples defending their lands and rights
    Reports & Research
    August, 2018
    Global

    The Secretariat has the honour to present to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, prepared pursuant to Council resolution 33/12. In the report the Special Rapporteur briefly refers to the activities undertaken since the submission of her last report, provides a thematic study on attacks against and the criminalization of indigenous human rights defenders and reflects on available prevention and protection measures. She concludes with recommendations on how various stakeholders can prevent violations and improve protection.

  3. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    December, 1996
    India

    The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 or PESA  is a law enacted by the Government of India for ensuring self governance through traditional Gram Sabhas for people living in the Scheduled Areas of India. Scheduled Areas are areas identified by the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2003
    India

    This document is the culmination of a year-long exercise of a community-led process for ground truthing the violations of environmental conditions laid out in the Coastal Regulation Zone approval for a large infrastructure, coal handling and port facility in the Mundra region of Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat. It presents compelling data on the nature of the violations, many of which were anticipated when local community members objected to the Waterfront Development Project (WFDP) of the Adani group in the region.

  5. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    June, 2005
    India

    A special economic zone (SEZ) is an area in which business and trade laws are different from rest of the country. SEZs are located within a country's national borders, and their aims include: increased trade, increased investment, job creation and effective administration. To encourage businesses to set up in the zone, financial policies are introduced.

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    December, 1997
    India

    An Act to provide for the setting up of a Land Reforms and Tenancy Tribunal in pursuance of Article 323B of the constitution of India and for the adjudication and trial by such Tribunal of disputes, claims, objections and applications relating to, or arising out of, land reforms or tenancy in land and other matters under a specified Act and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. Whereas it is expedient to provide for the setting up of a Land Reforms and Tenancy Tribunal and for adjudication and trial by such Tribunal of dispute s, claims, objections and ap

  7. Library Resource
    Legislation & Policies
    December, 1998
    India

    THE WEST BENGAL PREMISES TENANCY ACT, 1997 [WEST BENGAL ACT XXXVII OF 1997]

    [Assent   of   the   President   of   India   was   first   published   in the Calcutta   Gazette, Extraordinary, Part III, of the 28th December, 1998]

    An  Act  to  provide  for  the  regulation  of  certain  incidents  of  tenancy  of  premises  in Calcutta, Howrah and some other areas in West Bengal.

  8. Library Resource
    Legislation
    March, 1938
    India

    This Act may be called the West Bengal land Reforms Act, 1955. It extends to the whole of West Bengal [except the area described in Schedule I of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation Act, 1980, but not excepting the area included in the said Schedule, which, immediately before the coming into force of the Calcutta Muncipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1983, wascomprised in the municipality of Jadavpur, South Suburban or Garden Reach. 

    This act is modified up to the 1st January, 1999.

  9. Library Resource
    Legislation
    September, 1960
    India

    This Act may be called the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act, 1960.

    It extends to the whole of the State of Manipur except the hill areas thereof: Provided that the State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, extend the whole or any part of any section of this Act to any of the hill areas of Manipur also as may be specified in such notification. 

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