CHR and ANGOC conduct a consultation on securing human rights in business ventures
Thursday, 24th May 2018
The Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines (CHR) in partnership with the Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC), with the support of the International Land Coalition (ILC), organized a multi-stakeholder consultation on the Philippine National Action Plan (NAP) on Business and Human Rights last 11 May 2018, at the CHR Central Office in Quezon City, Philippines.
Connecting strategies: A round-table discussion with ILC members in Asia on land issues
Friday, 18th May 2018
ILC Asia in collaboration with CIFOR held a roundtable discussion on global land related themes, presenting speakers from various ILC member organizations such as FAO, Oxfam, AIPP, KPA, WRF and CIFOR. The meeting was held in the framework of ILC Asia facilitator and focal point team building, which took place in Bogor Indonesia on 17-19 April 2018.
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.
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.
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.