The article attempts to provide an understanding of the phenomenon of conflict in the Horn of Africa. It identifies and dicusses the political factor as the root cause of the problem of peace and security in the subregion. The paper does not argue that thee is a gap of literature on the conflicts in the Horn of Africa. The argument it is trying to present is taht many of the works on the subject taht the author has consulted and reviewed concentrate on conflict markers such as ethnicity, region, religion, etc.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2008Africa, Sudan, Eastern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Argentina
El presente trabajo analiza las situaciones problemáticas de tenencia de la tierra, particularmente las que afectan a la pequeña producción familiar. Partiendo del estudio realizado por PROINDER en base a la información del Censo Nacional Agropecuario de 1988, se presentan los cambios de tenencia y estructura de la tierra a nivel nacional incorporando los datos del Censo Nacional Agropecuario 2002. En segundo lugar se realiza una actualización de la información sobre las situaciones problemáticas de tenencia de la tierra identificadas en el trabajo anterior.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Sri Lanka
ABSTRACTED FROM INTRODUCTION:
This report provides an in depth analysis of the inheritance rights of children in Sri Lanka. Chapter 2 looks at inheritance rights of children from a human rights perspective. It examines the international human rights instruments which guarantee the right to adequate housing of children and which aim to protect their inheritance rights. It analyses the essential components of the right to adequate housing and looks at Sri Lanka’s obligations to protect and promote these rights.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchApril, 2008South-Eastern Asia
Illegal logging and its associated trade remains a serious threat to forests and people in Southeast Asia. However, despite having caught the attention of the international community more than a decade ago, the illegal timber trade still accounts for a significant portion of wood and wood products from this region.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2008Global, South-Eastern Asia
Forest-based conflict is one of the major global challenges for the international forestry agenda together with poverty, climate change, conservation, and biofuels. In this paper, we will estimate the scope of the problem for people and forests, identify the role of forest rights and tenure as part of the cause of and solution to conflict, and project future challenges.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2008Latin America and the Caribbean, South America, Brazil
O propósito deste Sertão Quilombola - a Formação dos Quilombos no Sertão de Pernambuco é publicizar os processos iniciais de territorialização e as diversas expressões de ocupação tradicional dos territórios quilombolas da Região. Dessa forma contirbui para desmistificar o senso comum que insiste em focar exclusivamente as ligações entre essas comunidades e reminiscências históricas de antigos quilombos de escravos fugitivos.
Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2008Brunei Darussalam
Since 1984, the Sultanate of Brunei Darussalam has chartered its post-independence course through its proclaimed ideological compass of MIB (Melayu, Islam, Beraja). All three pillars of MIB – Malay culture, the religion of Islam, and the institution of an absolute Monarchy - are traditional, long standing Bruneian features, which have been expertly crafted in the last two decades to act as the filter by which modernisation and development can occur.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2008Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa
This policy brief explores the importance of land issues in forced displacement in Kenya, drawing out their implications for current humanitarian and early recovery interventions in the wake of the violence and displacement that followed the 2007 elections. Key messages nclude:
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJuly, 2008Africa, South Africa, South America, Brazil
O artigo busca, por meio da análise da atuação do Movimento dos Trabalhadores Rurais Sem Terra (no Brasil) e do Landless People´s Movement (na África do Sul), analisar as formas emergentes que o Estado adquire nesses dois contextos sociais. O objetivo central é mostrar que nesses países, chamados aqui de não exemplares, é preciso que se desenvolva uma teoria complexa que rompa com o dualismo sociológico Estado/Sociedade civil.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2008Africa
Contains an overview and thematic notes on gendered access to land and property; legal reforms and women’s property rights; land dispute resolution; gender-responsive titling; case studies from Nepal and Honduras; further reading.
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