Respect, protect and strengthen the land rights of women and men living in poverty, ensuring that no one is deprived of the use and control of the land on which their well-being and human dignity depend, including through eviction, expulsion or exclusion, and with compulsory changes to tenure undertaken only in line with international law and standards on human rights.

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Propiedad comunitaria, mapeo participativo y recuperación del territorio

Propiedad comunitaria, mapeo participativo y recuperación del territorio

Las comunidades mayas q’eqchi’es de El Aguacate, Mabilá y Chirujá, en el Municipio de San Luis, implementaron un plan de innovación facilitado por la Pastoral Social del Vicariato de Petén. El objetivo fue transferirles la metodología del mapeo participativo y promover el empoderamiento legal....

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Pastoralists resist land grabbing_Photo credits Musa Usman MBOSCUDA

Pastoralists resist land grabbing

The case describes how a Mbororo pastoralist community in Cameroon defended their land rights against attempts by the Archbishop of the Bamenda Archdiocese, Cornelius Fontem Esua and the Catholic University of Cameroon to dispossess them of land they occupied since 1904. The case illustrates the...

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Cartografía participativa y conservación territorial en la Comunidad de Huachón_Photo credit Pedro Tipula IBC

Participatory mapping and land conservation in the community of Huachón

The peasant community of Huachón achieved legal recognition of their territory in 1935. However, it did not have a map or updated legal documents of the communal property. At the same time, the water supply faced various threats. An innovation plan designed and facilitated by the Instituto...

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Mapeo participativo de la comunidad de Miguel Bikan_credits Wangki Tangni

Participatory construction of 3D maps strengthens indigenous land management

Three dimensional maps (3D) were built in the three communities of Miguel Bikan, Waspam and Sahsa, in the Autonomous Region of the Caribbean North Coast. The aim was to contribute to the establishment of a community land monitoring & information system. This system...

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Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action_Photo credits Andrea Fiorenza

Halting land grabbing by local elite through sustained legal action

The village of Rampur, in the Dinajpur district of Bangladesh, was established on public ‘khas’ land in 1953 by landless farmers. However, in the following decades, different groups of local elites claimed the land and tried to evict the villagers. Thanks to...

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Dinajpur District, Bangladesh_Photo credits  Andrea Fiorenza

Twenty years of legal struggle to obtain ownership of public ‘khas’

In 1994, the landless villagers of Rajarampur in Dinajpur district, Bangladesh, applied for access to public ‘khas’ land (government owned land available for allocation according to government priorities) that had been lying fallow for years. In 1995 they occupied 115 acres of this fallow land....

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