News - Land Rights

35,000 Ugandans left homeless as private firms share Kiryandongo land

2nd Mar 2020
The government says the contentious territory was empty space and unoccupied public land but residents claim they hold it under customary ownership. (Source: Daily Monitor)


Breaking the silence: Industrial oil palm and rubber plantations bring harassment, sexual violence and abuse against women

14th Mar 2019
Life around industrial oil palm and rubber plantations is marked by violence. (Source Grain.org)


Myanmar land ownership law could displace millions of farmers

3rd Mar 2019
Under a land reformation act, millions of farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land they have tilled for generations. Many are unaware of the danger they face. Peter Yeung and Carlotta Dotto report from Yangon. (Source DW.com)


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)


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