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customary land rights

Customary land rights refer to the enjoyment of some use of land that arises through customary, unwritten practice rather than through written codified law.

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Peer-reviewed publication
October 2020
Sub-Saharan Africa

Although land forms the basis for marginal livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa, the asset is more strategic for women as they usually hold derived and dependent rights to land in customary tenure areas.

Land Portal Annual Report 2019
Reports & Research
July 2020
Global

The interrelationship between secure land rights and economic development has gained increasing recognition, as a driver of economic development around the world. For indigenous peoples and communities, women and other vulnerable groups, secure land rights are fundamental for reducing poverty and boosting their shared prosperity.

Peer-reviewed publication
June 2020
Ghana

Inequalities in land rights exist globally, both in formal and customary settings. This is because land rights are either strong or weak, and held by various categories of people. The weaker variants of the inequalities tend to stifle tenure security, reduce land use, and threaten the food security of those dependent on the land for survival.

Peer-reviewed publication
June 2020
Ghana

Typically, peri-urban areas are havens and vulnerable receptors of customary land rights (CLRs) disputes due to the intrusion of urban activities or an uncoordinated mix of both.

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Journal Articles & Books
June 2020
Asia
Timor-Leste

Assente na análise de vários conflitos pelo acesso à terra em Timor-Leste, este artigo busca compreender a íntima relação existente entre o moderno direito de propriedade e as estratégias coloniais-capitalistas de apropriação de recursos, uma relação geradora de injustiças.

BTI 2020 Country Report Sri Lanka
Conference Papers & Reports
May 2020
Sri Lanka

The period under review covers 20 months under a coalition government, a constitutional crisis and a few months when the president and the prime minister, leading different political parties, jockeyed for position. There was little political progress under the coalition government.

Reports & Research
April 2020
Guinea

Guinea’s 450 megawatt Souapiti dam, scheduled to begin operating in September 2020, is the most advanced of several new hydropower projects planned by the government of President Alpha Condé. Guinea’s government believes that hydropower can significantlyincrease access to electricity in a country where only a fraction of people have reliable access to power.

Le barrage, qui, selon le gouvernement guinéen, commencera à produire de l’électricité en septembre 2020, provoque le déplacement de 16 000 personnes de leurs foyers et de leurs terres. © 2020 Cellou Binani
Reports & Research
April 2020
Guinea

Le barrage de Souapiti, qui devrait à terme fournir 450 mégawatts après sa mise en service en septembre 2020, est le projet d’énergie hydraulique le plus avancé parmi plusieurs nouveaux projets planifiés par le gouvernement du président guinéen Alpha Condé.

Grassroots Justice in a Pandemic: Ensuring a Just Response and Recovery
Policy Papers & Briefs
April 2020
Global

Communities around the world are reeling from the repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic and measures taken to contain it. Now more than ever, the ability to know, use, and shape the law is critical. Access to health care and various forms of relief hinge on the ability to know one’s rights and navigate complex systems.

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