News - Land Rights

Latin American countries sign legally binding pact to protect land defenders

12th Mar 2018
New treaty compels states to investigate and punish killings and attacks on people defending their land or environment (Source: The Guardian)


Brazil announces end to Amazon mega-dam building policy

4th Jan 2018
Brazil’s government this week announced a major shift away from its policy of building mega-dams in the Brazilian Amazon (Source: Mongabay)


Rights of indigenous peoples in Peru make a step forward

22nd Nov 2017
After months of struggle, the government in Peru has committed to respecting the rights of indigenous communities affected by oil exploitation. (Source Oxfam Peru)


Tanzania ends hunting deal near Loliondo with UAE royal family; compromised government officials

14th Nov 2017
Tanzania ends hunting deal with Dubai royal family (Source: Africa Sustainable Conservation News)


First global pact backing indigenous land rights launched

3rd Oct 2017
The International Land and Forest Tenure Facility dedicated to securing the land rights of indigenous communities worldwide has been formally launched. (The Straits Times)


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