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Time for Action – Tales of Voice, Visibility and Opportunity

RED PLENARY:  WHAT IS NEXT IN THIS TIME FOR ACTION?

AUTHOR: George Barrett

Hosted on the International Land Coalition’s website

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 572 more words

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Chiapas: Bishop Felipe Arizmendi presents his resignation to the Pope

Don Felipe Arizmendi (@CEM)

On 1 May, Felipe Arizmendi Esquivel, the bishop of the San Cristóbal de Las Casas diocese, reported that he has sent in his letter of resignation to Pope Francis, now that he has reached 75 years of age. 241 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: Ocosingo Public Ministry threatens human-rights defender


In a press-release published on 23 April, the Fray Pedro Lorenzo de la Nada Center for Human Rights denounced the threats made by the prosecutor from the Public Ministry, Rodolfo Manuel Gómez Gutiérrez, against the human-rights worker Manuel Hernández Aguilar, originally from Betania, Ocosingo municipality. 278 more words

Human Rights

A New Land Rights Paradigm that Could Improve Disaster Management

Jamal Browne of Land and Property Network (LPN) speaks on the linkage between land tenure, disaster risk and vulnerability. He also highlights the utility of the Continuum of Land Rights approach in broadening the mandate of land administration systems within developing countries, and in efforts at promoting comprehensive disaster management. 73 more words

Land Rights

Addressing Nepal's Land and Property Woes Post-Disaster Hinges on Local Leadership

Jamal Browne

The numerous stories of Nepal’s unlikely earthquake heroes and survivors have spread across social media platforms as only the most compelling headlines could. The intrigue of the stories is as much about the heroics of the rescuers – often, ordinary men and women – as it is about the survivors themselves. 963 more words

Land Rights

‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014 By Gladson Dungdung

‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014
By Gladson Dungdung

In order to address historic injustices committed against mainly indigenous peoples of India under the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, the Government of India enacted the ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013’ (LARRA) on 27 September, 2013 and the Rules for the LARRA on 19 December, 2013. 106 more words

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