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  1. Library Resource
    Out of the Cauldron, Into the Fire?

    Risk and the Privatisation of Uzbekistan’s Cotton Sector

    Reports & Research
    June, 2020
    Uzbekistan

    Ulster University and the Uzbek Forum for Human Rights has released the first sector wide study on corporate integrity in Uzbekistan.

    The report and associated policy brief focus on the cotton cluster system, a landmark privatisation initiative designed to improve agro-industrial productivity, and address the structural drivers of systematic forced labour in Uzbekistan. State-organised forced labour regimes in Uzbekistan’s cotton sector have attracted significant domestic and international criticism over the past decade.

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2012
    Eastern Africa

    The security of women’s entitlement to land and land-based resources in the East Africa region has been compromised by a combination of unfavourable laws and government policies, socio-economic change toward greater commoditization of and competition for land and land-based resources, and exclusionary practices defended as ‘customary’. Law, policy, and practice have excluded women in land ownership and control and made their access tenuous.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    April, 2015

    Public lands accounted for 80% of the country area until a decade ago. As Cambodia emerged from three decades of civil war and internal strife, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has granted more than 10% of the country area or 50% of the cultivatable land as large scale “Economic Land Concessions” (ELCs) to private companies, mostly foreign owned, in a mostly rigged process. Land disputes have become a permanent fixture in the press and a hot issue on human rights reports.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2015

    The Constitution of Kenya (2010) has provided the means for confronting new challenges to evictions and access to justice faced by vulnerable groups such as the residents of Mukuru. New jurisprudence has begun to emerge, addressing the human rights implications of evictions. Project researchers along with the Katiba Institute and Strathmore University’s School of Law work closely with the community to investigate different existing tenure arrangements in Mukuru to determine how the Constitution and land laws can be used to address challenges related to insecure land tenure.

  5. Library Resource
    The Role of Open Data in the Fight against Land Corruption

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    March, 2021
    Global

    Opening up land-related administrative data, combining it with data from other sources  and processing and making this data available as easily accessible information for women and men equally could be a means to counteracting land corruption in land management, land administration and land allocation. But does open data and enhanced data transparency indeed help to counteract land corruption?

  6. Library Resource

    Vol 3, No 1: March 2020, Special Issue 2 on Land Policy in Africa

    Peer-reviewed publication
    March, 2020
    Zambia

    In Zambia, security of tenure for communities residing under customary land tenure settings has in recent years increasingly come under threat owing to the pressures of high rate of urbanization, speculation, subdivision and conversion to state land, which effectively excludes marginal populations from accessing resources for their land. While customary land is a major resource for most Zambians, the inadequacy or total lack of documentation leads to tenure insecurity, making people susceptible to forced displacements, and frequent land disputes.

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    Vol 3, No 3: September 2020

    Peer-reviewed publication
    September, 2020
    Tanzania, Zambia, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    This study was on mitigating land corruption through computerisation of land governance activities that include land use planning, cadastral surveying, servicing of land, land allocation, land registration and titling and land development. Using evidence from Lubumbashi (Democratic Republic of the Congo), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) and Kitwe (Zambia), the study used both primary and secondary data to conclude that despite computerisation of land governance activities in Tanzania and Zambia, corruption still persists.

  8. Library Resource

    Recomendaciones para una agenda pública que garantice el derecho a defender derechos

    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Guatemala

    Entre los grupos de personas defensoras más vulnerables, este documento se centra en dos de los reciben el mayor número de ataques en la actualidad: las y los operadores de justicia y quienes de enden la tierra y el territorio. La expulsión del comisionado Iván Velásquez y del organismo que presidía, la Comisión Internacional contra la Corrupción y la Impunidad de Guatemala (CICIG), supuso un duro golpe al sistema de justicia y es una muestra clara de la regresión que se vive en el país.

  9. Library Resource
    Afghanistan Land Administration System Project (ALASP)

    Social Management Framework Final Report

    Reports & Research
    February, 2019
    Afghanistan

    The Afghanistan land sector is plagued by a multitude of problems linked to weak governance, corruption and lack of capacity. There are competing claims to land, widespread conflicts, resultant landlessness and poverty. Other issues are limited availability of undisputed farmland, difficulties in accessing grazing lands and many disputes over pasture lands. These issues are exacerbated by conflicting land ownership systems, insecure land tenure and registration, weak land governance environment and uncertain and incomplete legal frameworks.

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    Conference Papers & Reports
    March, 2015
    South America, Brazil

    Brazil has the fifth-largest national land area in the world and this land resource represents a critical asset for the country’s urban, agricultural, and economic development, also providing essential environmental services. Nevertheless, it has a historical lack of governance over its lands, failing to provide secure land rights and to control the extensive frauds resulting in public and private land grabs. The objective of this study is to depict evidence of these land grabs and propose a typology for analyzing them.

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