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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NES Togo

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

Good practices in NES Togo are strictly connected with the genesis of the NES itself. Firstly, the process of setting up a multi-stakeholder platform was strongly shaped by an influential and experienced resource person, hired as a consultant in the initial phase of the NES to support the...

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NES Cameroon

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

NES Cameroon has a structure that guarantees effective decision-making and task distribution within the multistakeholder platform. It features a NES Secretariat, and three bodies: 1) a National Platform, bringing together all NES stakeholders in the country; 2) a Steering Committee of ten...

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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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IRRI

Négociation d’une compensation équitable d’une expropriation en s’appuyant sur la loi

Pour les besoins d'une extraction minière, la société QMM et l’Etat ont agi sous l’ancienne loi afin de  disposer de terrain en déclarant que de nombreux occupants fonciers, installés depuis des décennies sur le site minier bien avant la délivrance du permis minier par  l’Etat à QMM, ,ne sont...

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OPDP

Litigation for the Restoration of Ogiek Land Rights in Kenya

The Ogiek community brought a land rights case against the Government of Kenya at the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, after exhausting all local redress mechanisms. The case attracted attention from the international community, and helped to hold the government to a higher standard...

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