News - Land Rights

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)


Six farmers shot dead over land rights battle in Peru

6th Sep 2017
The victims were targeted by a criminal gang who wanted to use their lands to grow lucrative palm oil, according to local indigenous leaders (Collyns / The Guardian)


‘We’d rather die than lose’: villagers in Indonesia fight for a land rights revolution

4th Sep 2017
A small community on the island of Sumatra is at the heart of a battle for traditional territories that could finally resolve the muddled and exploitative system of laws governing land ownership in Indonesia. (Bevins / the Guardian)


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