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Somsak Ochuenjit © 2020 Private
10 May 2021
Thailand

(New York) – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Somsak Onchuenjit, a lawyer and land rights activist, in Trang province in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Successive Thai governments have failed to prevent or adequately respond to attacks against human rights defenders who represent landless farmers.

Online book launch: Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region
19 May 2021
Laos
Myanmar
Thailand

The new book Migration and Women’s Land Tenure Security in the Greater Mekong Sub-region draws on country-level and ethnographic research, based on a collaboration between FAO and Chiang Mai University.

Organizers: 
Mekong Land Research Forum
Dr. Tajamul Haque at ILDC 2018
8 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Pranab Choudhury
India

In Dr. Tajamul Haque’s untimely demise on 2nd May, India has lost a scholar policy maker, a champion of the causes of farmers, tribal, an advocate of land rights for women and dalits and a messiah for marginal farmers and tenants. With his departure, farmers lost a tireless, fearless advocate at the echelon of power corridors, while for ministers and secretaries, gone now is a highly knowledgeable yet an unassuming pragmatic advisor.

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Recent events

LANDac Conference 2021
30 June 2021 to 2 July 2021
Global

Land, Crisis and Resilience

30 June – 2 July 2021
afternoons (CEST), online

The LANDac Annual International Conference offers a podium for knowledge exchange between researchers, practitioners and private sector representatives interested in land governance for equitable and sustainable development. Anticipating that the COVID-19 global crisis will continue to restrict travel and large-scale events, the LANDac Annual International Conference 2021 will be held in an online format.

Organizers: 
LANDac
FIG Working Week 2021
21 June 2021 to 25 June 2021

Location

Online
Netherlands
NL
Global

The fact that the Working Week has been transformed to take place virtually brings in new opportunities. This special e-Working Week will be accessible from all over the world, allowing the whole FIG Community with over 250.000 members from 120 countries to join in the event.

Organizers: 
International Federation of Surveyors (FIG)

Recent blogs

Dr. Tajamul Haque at ILDC 2018
8 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Pranab Choudhury
India

In Dr. Tajamul Haque’s untimely demise on 2nd May, India has lost a scholar policy maker, a champion of the causes of farmers, tribal, an advocate of land rights for women and dalits and a messiah for marginal farmers and tenants. With his departure, farmers lost a tireless, fearless advocate at the echelon of power corridors, while for ministers and secretaries, gone now is a highly knowledgeable yet an unassuming pragmatic advisor.

Dr. Tajamul Haque: A Land Rights Champion
8 May 2021
Authors: 
Mr. Tim Hanstad
India

The day I first met Dr. Tajamul Haque, I did not realize I was meeting the man who would change the trajectory of tens of millions of lives across India – and my own.  

Recent news

Merged districts embroiled in land disputes after getting rid of terrorism
6 May 2021
Pakistan

PESHAWAR: Terror incidents reduced significantly in erstwhile Fata after merger with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The credit for improvement goes to the security forces and other institutions.

Somsak Ochuenjit © 2020 Private
10 May 2021
Thailand

(New York) – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Somsak Onchuenjit, a lawyer and land rights activist, in Trang province in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Successive Thai governments have failed to prevent or adequately respond to attacks against human rights defenders who represent landless farmers.

Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan sign deal to end border disputes
26 March 2021
Kyrgyzstan
Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan has received swathes of land while granting Uzbeks control over irrigation resources.

(Photo: Kamchybek Tashiyev in Tashkent. Credit: Kyrgyz government)

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