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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LEMU

Protecting customary land tenure through Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books

LEMU worked with 8 communities in north and east Uganda to draft their customary land laws into Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books. The PPRR books have assisted local communities to protect their long-held customs and traditions, including their customary land tenure...

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Fundación Adsis

Identidad y manejo colectivo de la tierra en la defensa territorial de Tola Chica

La propiedad privada de la tierra, promovida por el Estado, fue desafiada por los pobladores de Tola Chica en el proceso de recuperación de sus tierras. Los comuneros enfrentaron diversas amenazas que ponían en peligro su territorio, desde traficantes de tierras hasta un grupo nacido al interior...

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Cornell University Blog

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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Gringo Tree

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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NES Madagascar

Learning from NES Madagascar. Good Practices from a Multi-Stakeholder Platform

NES Madagascar stands out for the inclusiveness of the approach it adopted since its creation. In 2012 an inception workshop to discuss land issues was organised by involving numerous stakeholders from the civil society, the private sector, academia, the Government and donor agencies. Based on...

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