This video is part of one of the major activities of the L&A initiative “Collective Learning on Land Conflict Resolution” in Cambodia. It shows how important the solidarity of villagers is important to prevent land grabbing. The concerned village is in Taing Mlou village, Andoung Meas district, Ratanakiri province.
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Library ResourceManuals & GuidelinesVideosJanuary, 2017Cambodia
Library ResourceTraining Resources & ToolsMay, 2017Cambodia
In the Mekong region, conflicts between local communities and large scale land concessions are widespread. They are often difficult to solve. In Cambodia, an innovative approach to conflict resolution was tested in a case involving a private company, Hoang Anh Gia Lai (HAGL), and several indigenous communities who lost some of their customary lands and forests when the company obtained a concession to grow rubber in the Province of Ratanakiri. The approach was developed by CSOs Equitable Cambodia (EC) and Inclusive Development International (IDI) with the support of QDF funding from MRLG.
Global killings of land and environmental defenders in 2016Reports & ResearchJuly, 2017Global
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.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchSeptember, 2017Myanmar
(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.
Library ResourceConference Papers & ReportsDecember, 2017Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa
Comparison of the Voluntary Guidelines Land with the IFC Performance Standards and the World Bank Environmental and Social Safeguard FrameworkReports & ResearchJuly, 2017Global
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.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksAugust, 2017Zambia
Zambia is one of the countries in Africa with a high frequency of land conflicts. The conflicts over land lead to tenure insecurity. In response to the increasing number of land conflicts, the Zambian Government has undertaken measures to address land conflicts, but the measures are mainly curative in nature. But a conflict sensitive land governance framework should address both curative and preventive measures.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchFebruary, 2017Africa, Kenya, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Liberia, Mali, Senegal
This synthesis of our findings from an investigation of tenure risk in East, West, and Southern Africa, shows that a majority of tenure disputes are caused by the displacement of local peoples, indicating that companies and investors are not doing enough to understand competing claims to the land they acquire or lease. This failure in diligence is particularly noteworthy given that a majority of the disputes analyzed had materially significant impacts: indeed, a higher proportion of projects in Africa are financially impacted by tenure dispute than any other region in the world.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2017Brazil
Resumo: O presente artigo tem como objetivo abordar alguns dos aspectos acerca da demarcação de terras indígenas no Brasil, em especial, o entendimento e aplicação do denominado “marco temporal” pelos tribunais, como condicionante para determinar a tradicionalidade, ou não, destas terras. Da mesma forma, serão analisados os possíveis avanços dos direitos indigenistas após a promulgação da Constituição Federal brasileira de 1988.
An Online Dialogue, Summary ReportReports & ResearchNovember, 2017South-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.
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