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December 2018
Global

ABSTRACTED FROM LA VIA CAMPESINA PRESS RELEASE: The UN Declaration aims to better protect the rights of all rural populations including peasants, fisherfolks, nomads, agricultural workers and indigenous peoples and to improve living conditions, as well as to strengthen food sovereignty, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity.

Attacks and criminalization of Indigenous Peoples defending their lands and rights
Reports & Research
August 2018
Global

The Secretariat has the honour to present to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, prepared pursuant to Council resolution 33/12.

Legislation & Policies
December 1996
India

The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 or PESA  is a law enacted by the Government of India for ensuring self governance through traditional Gram Sabhas for people living in the Scheduled Areas of

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2003
India

This document is the culmination of a year-long exercise of a community-led process for ground truthing the violations of environmental conditions laid out in the Coastal Regulation Zone approval for a large infrastructure, coal handling and port facility in the Mundra region of Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Legislation & Policies
June 2005
India

A special economic zone (SEZ) is an area in which business and trade laws are different from rest of the country. SEZs are located within a country's national borders, and their aims include: increased trade, increased investment, job creation and effective administration. To encourage businesses to set up in the zone, financial policies are introduced.

Legislation & Policies
December 1997
India

An Act to provide for the setting up of a Land Reforms and Tenancy Tribunal in pursuance of Article 323B of the constitution of India and for the adjudication and trial by such Tribunal of disputes, claims, objections and applications relating to, or arising out of, land reforms or tenancy in land and other matters under a specified Act and for matters connected therewith or

Legislation & Policies
December 1998
India

THE WEST BENGAL PREMISES TENANCY ACT, 1997 [WEST BENGAL ACT XXXVII OF 1997]

[Assent   of   the   President   of   India   was   first   published   in the Calcutta   Gazette, Extraordinary, Part III, of the 28th December, 1998]

An  Act  to  provide  for  the  regulation  of  certain  incidents  of  tenancy  of  premises  in Calcutta, Howrah and some other areas in West Bengal.

Legislation
March 1938
India

This Act may be called the West Bengal land Reforms Act, 1955. It extends to the whole of West Bengal [except the area described in Schedule I of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation Act, 1980, but not excepting the area included in the said Schedule, which, immediately before the coming into force of the Calcutta Muncipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1983, wascomprised in the

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