Aprendizajes para salvaguardar territorios comunales y fortalecer la gobernanza indígena de la tierra en Perú
Latin America & the Caribbean
Miguel Macedo - Instituto del Bien Común
Monday, 23rd April 2018
El taller “Iniciativa de Tierras Comunitarias”, realizado en Kenia del 3 al 11 de febrero del 2018, nos abrió puertas para aprender cómo organizaciones de diversos países y contextos están trabajando con nuevas metodologías y enfoques innovadores para proteger los derechos a la tierra de los pueblos indígenas.
ILC partners in Asia call for wider recognition of land rights as human rights
Friday, 9th March 2018
The magnitude and intensity of land conflicts in Asia have increased over the years, with the continued rise of land and agricultural investments and continued competing claims for scarce natural resources. In various instances, governments and private sector entities alike have facilitated the displacement of rural communities, the deterioration of the environment and agricultural livelihoods, and the loss of lives through land concessions and businesses ventures.
Ensuring land tenure rights to marginalised and vulnerable communities in India
Friday, 9th March 2018
India faces enormous challenges in its quest to develop in a socially conscience, economically and environmentally just manner. In regards to developing responsible land governance, it remains a complex issue aggravated by a combination of systematic legal and institutional failures. Institutions that govern land, market and societies have fundamental weaknesses to address land and property issues of poor rural women and men, Tribals, and Dalits.
In Bangladesh, poor people become the most vulnerable victim of land grab practice because they do not have enough capacity to submit a lawsuit, and do not have financial resource to proceed the case to the court. Land grab issue continues occurring in the country, and putting the country’s food security at risk. Farmers’ arable land, water bodies, canals, and rivers are being grabbed viciously by group of people.
PIDP: ILC member in DRC protect land defender from criminalisation
Wednesday, 14th February 2018
Land rights defender, Mr Mwarabu Mbula Jean Koko, is in good health after spending a hell of time in the hands of the Congolese armed forces in March 2017. While Mr Mwarabu was mediating the conflict between two communities in Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), he was arbitrarily arrested, jailed and tortured. During this painful moment, a strategy coordinated by the Integrated Program for the Development of the Pygmy People (PIDP) in Kivu, supported by ILC, fought against his criminalisation, denounced his unfair treatment and brought him medical help. Protecting the civil and political rights of human rights defenders working on land issues is one of the ten commitments of ILC.
Tanzania: multiple stakeholders debate land governance challenges
Friday, 9th February 2018
Tanzania is currently reviewing its national land policy. To better enrich the process, the Tanzania Natural Resource Forum (TNRF) is encouraging inclusive participation of multiple stakeholders via public debates and discussions at all levels.
Knowledge inspires land reform process in Cameroon
Wednesday, 10th January 2018
Government representatives, Members of Parliament, Mayors, Traditional Authorities, experts and development actors shared experiences at the Parliament-Government experience-sharing forum on land management at the National Assembly in Yaoundé on 7-8 December 2017.