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    Evaluating Responses to Domestic Land Grabbing in Northern Uganda

    Reports & Research
    May, 2014
    Uganda

    Unfolding analysis reveals two types of land disputes prevalent in postwar northern Uganda: cases that involve a legitimate cause of action and those that do not.1 Since mediation and alternative forms of dispute resolution rely on parties’ willingness to negotiate in good faith, cases featuring ‘bad faith’ and land grabbing—where powerful parties intentionally exploit another person’s vulnerability in order to illegally2 claim land—pose a serious challenge for local land dispute mediators. Such mediators must wrestle with whether and how to remain neutral in the face of injustice.

  2. Library Resource

    A SURVEY OF IDP RETURN AND RESETTLEMENT ISSUES AND LESSON: ACHOLI AND LANGO REGIONS

    Reports & Research
    February, 2008
    Uganda

    This is the second in a series of land studies for northern Uganda, whose core objective is to inform the Plan for Recovery and Development of Northern Uganda (PRDP) and the National Land Policy. It builds on the work of the first phase conducted in Teso region to present a more quantitative analysis of trends on disputes and claims on land before displacement, during displacement and emerging trends or occurrences on return for Acholi and Lango sub-regions.

  3. Library Resource

    ‘I lost my land. It’s like I’m not a human being.’

    Reports & Research
    September, 2011
    Uganda

    London-based New Forests Company (NFC) would seem to be the design blueprint of how a young modern company should conduct a major land investment in Africa in a responsible way. Oxfam’s investigations reveal that serious allegations by people who were evicted from land to make way for NFC’s operations remain unresolved. How will the company respond?

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2012
    Uganda

    This research forms part of a larger study on large-scale land acquisition in Uganda. There are three main components of this study: (1) a “risk map” that identifies areas “at risk” for land acquisition due to their high suitability for biofuel crop production; (2) a due diligence report on the existing land uses and users of land identified as “at risk” in the first activity; and (3) an assessment of the land acquisition process, including applicable social and environmental safeguards.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2017
    Uganda

    The ways in which people obtain land in Uganda are changing fast. Land that used to be secured through inheritance, gifts or proof of long-term occupancy is now more commonly changing hands in the market. Those with wealth and powerful connections are frequently able to override local rules and gain access to land at the expense of poorer individuals. Government-backed agribusiness investors receive large areas of land with benefits for some local farmers who are able to participate in the schemes, while other smallholders see their land access and livelihoods degraded.

  6. Library Resource
    Legislation
    July, 2017
    Uganda

    Compulsory acquisition is the power of government to acquire private rights in land for a public purpose, without the willing consent of its owner or occupant. This power is known by a variety of names depending on a country’s legal traditions, including eminent domain, expropriation, takings  and  compulsory purchase.

  7. Library Resource
    Thematic Case Study 3

    Lessons from responsible land investment pilots in sub-Saharan Africa, Case Study 3

    Reports & Research
    March, 2020
    Malawi, Mozambique, Western Africa, Ghana, Sierra Leone

    This paper is one of three thematic case studies resulting from a set of pilot projects undertaken jointly by civil society and private business partners from 2016–2019 in five countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These pilots sought to test how private companies could collaborate with civil society organisations and other stakeholders to implement responsible agribusiness investments that recognise and respect community land rights, and to develop innovative tools and approaches that could be adopted and implemented at greater scale.

  8. Library Resource
    January, 2008
    Ethiopia, Eastern Africa

    In Ethiopian development policies, pastoralist areas have recently attracted more attention. However, much debate and policy advice is still based on assumptions that see a sedentary lifestyle as the desirable development outcome for pastoralist communities. This paper investigates current practices of collective action and how these are affected by changing property rights in the pastoralist and agro-pastoralist economies of three selected sites in eastern Ethiopia.

  9. Library Resource
    January, 2011
    Uganda, Africa

    Most conflicts in the developing world take place in rural areas, displacing large numbers of civilians and disrupting their agricultural livelihoods. Rebuilding agriculture is an important strategy for post-conflict reconstruction. Agriculture is well suited to absorb demobilized combatants, improve food security, and enhance livelihoods. To stimulate agricultural production, post-conflict programs often have to provide agricultural inputs and assets including seeds, tools, and livestock that have been lost during the conflict.

  10. Library Resource
    Human Rights Watch

    Desocupações Forçadas e Insegurança da Posse da Terra para os Pobres da Cidade de Luanda

    Reports & Research
    May, 2007
    Africa, Angola
    Em Luanda, capital de Angola, o Governo despejou coercivamente e de forma violenta milhares de pessoas que viviam em áreas habitacionais informais com pouco ou nenhum aviso prévio. Em violação das próprias leis de Angola e das suas obrigações internacionais de direitos humanos, o Governo destruiu casas, culturas e bens pessoais dos moradores sem um processo justo e raramente concedeu indemnização.
     

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