Millions of Adivasi and forest dwellers face eviction
Thursday, 14th March 2019
On 13 February, 2019 the Supreme Court of India ordered the evictions of indigenous peoples and forest dwellers in more than 16 states. The decision effectively rejects the claims of forest dwellers to use, manage and govern their native forests, according to the Forest Rights Act. If this were to be implemented, it could lead to the eviction of more than 2 million families. While the decision has been temporarily suspended by the Indian Government, it may yet go ahead. This video and legal brief (from Land Forum India) explain the current situation, and what is at stake for neglected forest communities.
Investors are grabbing an entire island in Indonesia to develop a resort, displacing the community and destroying local eco-systems.
Hundreds of families are facing the threat of eviction from the island of Pari in Indonesia in order to possess the whole island for a corporate tourist resort. This pristine 42,5-hectare island has been their home for generations and they have played a key role in protecting its fragile eco-system of mangroves and coral reefs, key to the fight against climate change. Today all of this is under threat but the community of 300 fisherfolk families refuses to give up and are mobilising to save Pulau Pari.
ILC LAC condemns the assault against UDEFEGUA General Coordinator
Latin America & the Caribbean
Monday, 26th March 2018
The International Land Coalition – Latin America and the Caribbean (ILC LAC) and the Working Group of the Latin American Initiative for the Protection of Defenders of Land and Territories* express their deep concern for the assault, on March 23rd 2018, perpetrated against human rights defender Jorge Santos, Director of the Human Rights Defenders Protection Unit of Guatemala (UDEFEGUA).