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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LEARN, SHARE AND BE INSPIRED: Learning from the Database of Good Practices - Diverse Tenure Systems

ILC’s Commitment 3 seeks to recognise and protect diverse tenure and production systems upon which people's livelihoods depend, including communal and customary tenure systems of smallholders, indigenous peoples,...

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Legal and psycho-legal counselling to defend land rights

While Cameroon’s Constitution recognises the ethnic diversity of the country, pastoralists are often marginalised and their access to land is insecure. Through its Access to Justice Program, MBOSCUDA provided legal and psycho-legal counselling to help the Mbororo assert their claims to communal...

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Community association succeeds in securing land thirty years after dispossession

Between 1941 and 1965 communities in the Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province, were dispossessed of their lands. Members of the community were issued ‘trek passes’ when they refused to become labour tenants on the land they occupied. These passes were old apartheid style documents...

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Land entitlement empowers indigenous communities

Four communities, three of the Indigenous Mozonte and one of the Telpaneca indigenous group, implemented Innovation Plans designed and facilitated by the National Union of Farmers and Cattlemen (Unión Nacional de Agricultores y Ganaderos or UNAG). The plans aimed to...

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Participatory mapping of customary forest use to influence spatial planning

Participatory mapping of customary land and forest use has proven to be an effective tool to empower indigenous peoples in view of claiming access rights to natural resources. The tool also has the potential to influence local spatial planning. This case study describes the positive and negative...

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