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  1. Library Resource
    Manuals & Guidelines
    March, 2017
    Global

    This note is part of an Action Notes series and provides guidance for governments and companies on how to ensure that agricultural investments respect existing land rights, both formal and informal, and thereby avert land disputes.

  2. Library Resource
    Training Resources & Tools
    April, 2017
    Global

    This guide is intended for practitioners who are confronted with land conflicts in the course of their work or are in a position to prevent them and/or include land governance as one pillar in their policies. It aims to broaden the understanding of the complexity of causes that lead to land conflicts in order to provide for better-targeted ways of addressing such conflicts, and provides a number of tools with which to analyse land disputes. In addition, this guidebook discusses a wide variety of options and tools for settling ongoing land conflicts and for preventing new ones.

  3. Library Resource
    Videos
    October, 2017
    Global

    Scarred Lands and Wounded Lives is a compelling documentary exploring the under-reported environmental impacts of war and preparations for war. The film confronts the immensely broad ecological and human ramifications of everything from technological development and natural resource exhaustion to weapons testing and modern warfare itself.

  4. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2017
    Global

    Claims to land and territory are often a cause of conflict, and land issues present some of the most contentious problems for post-conflict peacebuilding. Among the land-related problems that emerge during and after conflict are the exploitation of land-based resources in the absence of authority, the disintegration of property rights and institutions, the territorial effect of battlefield gains and losses, and population displacement.

  5. Library Resource
    Safeguarding Human Rights in Land Related Investments cover image

    Comparison of the Voluntary Guidelines Land with the IFC Performance Standards and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework

    Reports & Research
    July, 2017
    Global

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of national Food Security (VGGt) represent a new international legal instrument, which was adopted unanimously in 2012 by the United nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS). the Guidelines are a soft law instrument that does not create new, legally binding obligations for states or responsibilities for private actors, but that applies existing governance standards, particularly for human rights, to the management of land.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2017
    Global

    In the accelerating process of urbanization and social transition era, industrialization, urbanization and construction of urban-rural integration also inevitably leads to the land expropriation, land conflicts have become important issues in the development process.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2017
    Global

    This report provides information on due diligence and effective conflict management through consultation in the context of community land conflicts. It identifies some key steps to follow to integrate community land conflict into enhanced project risk assessments.

  8. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2017
    Global, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia

    Legally recognized and secure land and resource rights are fundamental to the advancement of global peace, prosperity, and sustainability. From the development of human cultures to the realization of democracy itself, tenure security underpins the very fabric of human society and our relationship to the natural environment. Today, insecure tenure rights threaten the livelihoods and wellbeing of a third of the world’s population, and with it, the very future of our planet.

  9. Library Resource
    Defenders of the Earth cover image

    Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016

    Reports & Research
    July, 2017
    Global

    2016 saw a record 200 killings of people defending their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries.

    It has never been deadlier to take a stand against companies that steal land and destroy the environment. Our new report Defenders of the Earth found that nearly four people were murdered every week in 2016 protecting their land and the natural world from industries like mining, logging and agribusiness.

  10. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2017
    Global

    The Global Report on Internal Displacement presents the latest information on internal displacement worldwide caused by conflict, violence and disasters.

    There were 31.1 million new internal displacements by conflict, violence and disasters in 2016. This is theequivalent of one person forced to flee every second.

    New displacements by conflict and disasters in 2016.

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