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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A Human Rights Approach to Rural Land Governance in Scotland

Community Land Scotland (CLS) has worked to strengthen a human rights approach to land governance through multi-stakeholder dialogue and advocacy. Previously, Scotland’s land tenure system was oriented towards private property rights. This has changed, with CLS working with the Scottish Human...

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Inter-agency task force for sustainable development of cross-border territories

Diverse institutions from different levels and organizational sectors with presence at the cross-border Trifinio region uniting the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, have coordinated and unified efforts in order to guide comprehensive and sustainable development. The...

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Coalitions foster citizen participation in decision making over land

While industrialisation, economic growth and climate change are increasing pressures over land tenure in Vietnam, more public attention over land disputes is helping to reduce land-based conflicts. Oxfam has facilitated the formation of two land governance...

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Organisational strengthening and protection of land rights

With the support of many organisations, the newly elected leadership of the local farming community of Santa Catalina de Moza has committed to respect, protect and strengthen land rights, by registering and geo-referencing family and community land. The community has adopted new administrative...

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Vigilant civil society enforces implementation of National Land Commission

This case illustrates how non-state actors collaborated with citizens to compel the Kenyan State to appoint a Land Commission, an institution provided for by the law. The objective of a decentralised and autonomous Land Commission was to improve land governance in Kenya and increase the...

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RISD’s intervention in pro-poor land policy implementation in Rwanda

This story shows the impact of a successful intervention by the Rwanda Initiative for Sustainable Development (RISD) in contributing to the implementation of pro-poor and equitable land policies in Rwanda. Through evidence-based awareness raising efforts, dialogue, advocacy and networking, RISD...

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