National Action Plan for Business and Human Rights is formulated in Bangladesh
Monday, 10th September 2018
The discourse on business and human rights is relatively new for the International Land Coalition (ILC), nevertheless, it has been realized that the business community (corporations in particular) must indeed be involved in discussing the impact of their business operations on rural people in general, because ILC generally puts forward what is commonly known as dialogue involving many parties in order to resolve land issues (multi-stakeholder platforms).
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 India, land reform is currently a forgotten agenda. Immediately after India’s independence, the Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru promised to eliminate the intermediaries and restore land to the tiller resulting in the passing of historic Zamindari Abolition Act in 1956. Yet unfortunately, land has never became the core agenda of the successive governments despite various revolutionary steps through social movements.