Could 2015 be a breakthrough year for community land rights?

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2015 is set to be a pivotal year for the global recognition of land and resource rights if momentum in protecting the world's forests and their communities can be kept up, land rights experts and campaigners said on Wednesday.

Judges in Canada, Paraguay, Chile and Colombia among others took the lead in enshrining the rights of communities, and legislators in El Salvador passed community land laws in 2014, all big steps in ensuring human rights are respected, the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) said in its annual review.

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