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The Women and Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Working Group (WESCR WG) of ESCR-Net undertook an analytical report in relation to housing, land and natural resources (HLNR)...

Developed thanks to the collective work of ESCR-Net Members

ESCR-Net member IWRAW-AP together with Cambodian Women’s Crisis Centre and Gender and Development for Cambodia (GADC), co-organized a “...

This guide has been written for all those practitioners who are confronted with land conflicts in the course of their work or are in a position to prevent them and/or include land governance as one pillar in post-conflict policies. It aims to broaden the understanding of the...

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.

National Fisheries Solidarity Organization (NAFSO), as a member of the World Forum of Fishers and World Forum of Fishers People, representing over 20...

With business self-regulation and corporate social responsibility schemes proving to be insufficient for addressing land grabbing-related human rights issues, a ...

While the role of the EU and its Member States in the global land grab has received comparatively less attention than the role of investment players like China and the Gulf States, the paper “Land Grabbing and Human Rights: The Role of the EU Abroad” shows that...

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The African Court on Human and Peoples Rights, at its 45th session on 26 May 2017 in Arusha, has ruled in favor of the Ogiek indigenous peoples in their claim against the Kenyan government, for consistent violations and denial of their land rights. The Court held,...