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  1. Library Resource
    Land tenure in rural low land Myanmar

    From historical perspectives to contemporary realities in the Dry Zone and the Delta

    Journal Articles & Books
    Reports & Research
    October, 2017
    Myanmar

    This study emerged out of an identified need to document social processes leading to land insecurity, and those leading to investment and sustainable use of lands by rural populations. Focusing on the Delta and Dry Zone, the main paddy producing regions of Myanmar, this analysis unravels the powers at play in shaping rural households’ relationship to land.

  2. Library Resource
    Cover Reponsible Large Scale Land Acquisitions Mekong

    An Online Dialogue, Summary Report

    Reports & Research
    November, 2017
    South-Eastern Asia

    The Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG) project, MLIKE (Mekong Land Information and Knowledge Exchange),  and the Land Portal co-facilitated an online dialogue on “Responsible Large Scale Agricultural Investments in the Mekong Region” on 09-27 October 2017. The full dialogue can be read here. This report delineates the key messages emerging from the dialogue.

  3. 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.

  4. Library Resource
    Other legal document
    September, 2017
    Venezuela

    El caso relatado en este documento está ubicado en lo que ahora se conoce como la comunidad Chaktapa de la cuenca Yaza, en el piedemonte de la Sierra de Perijá.

    En menos de 40 años, el pueblo Yukpa perdió sus tierras planas del piedemonte de la Sierra de Perijá por la extensión de la frontera agropecuaria. Los ganaderos fundaron el municipio

  5. 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.

  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
    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.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 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.

  9. Library Resource
    Land of Sorrow: Human rights violations at Myanmar’s Myotha Industrial Park cover image
    Reports & Research
    September, 2017
    Myanmar

    (Paris, Yangon) Myanmar may soon face a land conflict epidemic as a result of the growing influx of investments and the consequent demand for land, unless laws and policies that adequately address land rights issues are urgently adopted and implemented, FIDH warned in a new report published today.

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