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    Reports & Research
    June, 2020
    Cambodia

    Eviction and relocation are longstanding issues that have had severe consequences for poor communities in Phnom Penh. The right to housing is a fundamental human right, and one that is often ignored throughout the eviction and relocation process. Since the 1980s, Phnom Penh has witnessed the eviction and relocation of more than 50 communities, around 9,832 families, more than 40,000 people, most of whom suffered and continue to suffer as a result of the process.

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    Reports & Research
    June, 2005
    Global

    At its fifty-sixth session the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human
    Rights, in its resolution 2004/2, welcomed the progress report of the Special Rapporteur and
    requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to circulate
    the draft principles on housing and property restitution for refugees and displaced persons
    contained therein widely among non-governmental organizations, Governments, specialized
    agencies and other interested parties for comment, and requested the Special Rapporteur to take

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    Access to farmland gets quick and dirty in sub-Saharan Africa cover image
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2017
    Sub-Saharan Africa, Mozambique, Uganda, Ghana, Senegal

    Who can access and use the land? The answer to this age-old question is changing fast in many parts of rural Africa. Land that used to be allocated within the community by chiefs is now increasingly changing hands in more diverse ways. The wealthy and well-connected within the community or from further afield are frequently able to override local statutory or customary land rights, dispossessing the previous occupants or forcing them to divide their already small plots of land.

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    Perceptions From Farm Owners in Resettlement for Airport Expansion Project. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2015
    Tanzania

    This paper analyses the resettlement process and procedures followed during the displacement of communities from Kipawa and Kigilagila settlements to pave way for the expansion of the Dar es Salaam International Airport in Dar es Salaam city. The paper is based on findings of a PhD research project carried out between 2010 and 2013 that explored procedures and process which caused displacement of the receiving community while resettling the displaced residents from Kipawa and Kigilagila.

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    Perceptions From Farm Owners in Resettlement for Airport Expansion Project. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2015
    Tanzania

    This paper analyses the resettlement process and procedures followed during the displacement of communities from Kipawa and Kigilagila settlements to pave way for the expansion of the Dar es Salaam International Airport in Dar es Salaam city. The paper is based on findings of a PhD research project carried out between 2010 and 2013 that explored procedures and process which caused displacement of the receiving community while resettling the displaced residents from Kipawa and Kigilagila.

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    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2015
    Tanzania

    In early 2015, Maasai and Datoga citizens living in the Morogoro region of Tanzania were victims of deadly, ethnic violence. According to reports from local media, the assaults were instigated by public figures interested in acquiring land, and state authorities have not intervened to protect Maasai citizens. Police protection has instead been given to others who are illegally cultivating officially registered Maasai land. 

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    Reports & Research
    March, 2013
    Tanzania

    Pastoralists in Tanzania are suffering from many human rights violations, including forced evictions from their lands. This report gives a comprehensive analysis of the human rights situation of indigenous peoples in Tanzania, and documents cases of human rights violations against Maasai pastoralists during 2011. 

    The information contained in this report is a result of a comprehensive survey and human rights analysis, which used both primary and secondary data collection methodologies covering a total of 10 districts and 18 villages. 

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    Awareness and Participation of the Local Communities

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    November, 2012
    Tanzania

    The study reveals a lack of accountability and governance in managing biofuel investments in the country. As a result, biofuel investments have done little to alleviate poverty, empower villagers, and protect the environment. As villages were unprepared, hastened to make decision, and were lured by words of the investors and leaders who promoted the benefits of the investment more than its threats.

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    The Case of Bioshape, Kilwa District

    Peer-reviewed publication
    November, 2013
    Tanzania

     One of the most wellknown biofuel investments was that of Bioshape, which acquired approximately 34,000 ha in Kilwa District for the cultivation of jatropha.

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