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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Identity and collective land management for the territorial defence of Tola Chica

By reclaiming their land, the inhabitants of Tola Chica challenged private land ownership, which was the type of tenure the State promoted. Co-proprietors faced various threats which could endanger their territory, from land traffickers to a group from the community which has been...

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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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Lutte contre l’accaparement de terres et récupération de terres litigieuses par des paysans organisés_Photo credit CICODEV

A peasant movement tackles land grabbing and reclaims disputed land

This is the outcome of an advocacy campaign led by CICODEV Africa and the Collectif des Paysans sans Terre de Diokoul against land grabbing in the rural community of Diokoul Ndiawrigne, in Senegal. This 2-year campaign involved 99 farmers from 4 villages and aimed at reclaiming 400 hectares of...

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Community association succeeds in securing land thirty years after dispossession

Between 1941 and 1965 communities in the Capricorn District Municipality, Limpopo Province, were dispossessed of their lands. Members of the community were issued ‘trek passes’ when they refused to become labour tenants on the land they occupied. These passes were old apartheid style documents...

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Network of legal services facilitated the legalization of 3353 rural properties

The Agrarian Reform of the 1980s in Nicaragua left some 50,000 beneficiaries without adequate regularization of their land tenure. The Rural Legal Services Program (PSL) by Nitlapan-UCA established a national network of lawyers and specialists in regularization, legal technical assistance and...

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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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