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The Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) collaborated with two other organizations, Fields of View and the Forum against EWS Land Grab, to conduct a study and publish an impact assessment. The purpose of this is to highlight the real extent of the losses and costs incurred...

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The Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), recently published a report on BRICS, an acronym for a political/...

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Ekta Parishad is preparing to launch a new campaign for poor and marginalized people called Jai Jagat 2020. “Jagat,” in Hindi, means “all people in the world”....

Global Witness, the author of the report, Defenders of the Earth, showcases their research on the 200 land and environmental defenders’ deaths in 2016. The increasing suppression of environmental and land rights activism in many countries is spreading, and their right...

Lok Shakti Abhiyan joined the wider leadership of the National Alliance of Peoples Movements (NAPM) to call on...

On 9 June 2017, a law student, Stalin, was detained in India for 18 hours under suspicion of being part of a smuggling network. According to the Asian Human Rights Commission...

Supreme Court of India issues decision to protect land rights

In 2006, the Government of West Bengal agreed to let Tata Motors Ltd. (Tata Motors) construct and operate a car manufacturing unit in their state (Small Car Project). Accordingly, the West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation, Ltd. (WBIDC) acquired approximately 1000 acres of agricultural land for the project pursuant to the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 (L.A. Act), affecting the livelihoods of approximately 25,000 people – farmers, sharecroppers, landless laborers, and rickshaw pullers. The claimants in this case were five farmers and small landowners.

Indian social movement leader Prafulla Samantara has been awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize...