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.
ILC Member Vidya Bhushan Receives Dr Ambedkar International Award 2016!
Monday, 23rd May 2016
The ILC would like to extend a warm congratulations to Vidya Buhshan, founder of ILC member organisation Social Development Foundation (SDF) on being awarded the Dr Ambedkar International Award for 2016!