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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ILC members share with the world their good practices. Learn, share and be inspired by them. Read more


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La defensa territorial del valle de Íntag frente al extractivismo

El valle del Íntag forma parte de dos zonas biológicas muy importantes: los Andes Tropicales y la zona Tumbes-Chocó-Magdalena. En este valle existe una reserva de cobre y molibdeno que ha generado conflictos entre el Estado y las comunidades locales, por la incompatibilidad de las actividades...

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Creación de Reserva Comunitaria Junín para revalorar y defender el bosque

Como estrategia de resistencia ante el avance de la minería a gran escala en la zona de Íntag, las poblaciones locales crearon reservas comunales para proteger sus territorios. La Reserva Comunitaria de Junín fue una de éstas, creada en 1998 para proteger y reapropiarse de sus territorios. Entre...

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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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Women shout slogans during a protest rally in Gandhinagar on 18 June 2013. The protesters, mainly farmers, were protesting against the Gujarat government’s decision to develop Mandal-Becharaji as a special investment region (SIR)

Women and youth protests revert land dispossession by the State

In September 2012, the Government of Gujarat announced the creation of the Mandal Becharaji Special Investment Region (MB SIR). By covering 44 agricultural villages, the project would have caused the loss of livelihood to 60,000 people dependent on land. Two...

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Indigenous communities successfully claim right to free, prior and informed consent

The Toledo and Stann Creek districts in Southern Belize, and the Sarstoon-Temash National Park in particular, are home to Indigenous Maya people and Afro-descendant Garifuna people. Since 2006, these peoples are confronted with oil exploration and drilling in the park. The communities have...

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Communal Land Associations claim compensations for investments in their territories

Half of the total land area of Karamoja, a sub-region in Uganda, is held by communities on a customary basis. These communal lands are not demarcated or registered and are prone to land grabbing, mostly for tourism or mining. The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) has empowered communities to assert...

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