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territory whose owners legitimacy is drawn from prior occupancy (founding fathers).

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Policy Papers & Briefs
August 2015

In Kenya, insecure land tenure and inequitable access to land, forest and water resources have contributed to conflict and violence, which has in turn exacerbated food insecurity. To address these interlinked problems, a new set of laws and policies on food security and land governance are currently being introduced or designed by the Government of Kenya.

Shifting Cultivation in Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal
Reports & Research
July 2015

Shifting cultivation is a dominant form of farming in the eastern Himalayas, practised by a diverse group of indigenous people from the most marginalized social and economic groups. The survival of these indigenous people and the survival of their forests are inextricably linked.

Reports & Research
March 2015

La publicación aborda tres aspectos centrales de la problemática actual de la tierra en Paraguay: una aproximación a la demanda existente de tierras por parte de la población campesina e indígena, las políticas  públicas relacionadas al acceso a la tierra, y finalmente, aspectos fundamentales de la legislación vigente en esta materia.

indigenous women rights
Manuals & Guidelines
March 2015
Central America

This toolkit contains a series of information notes explaining different aspects of the Inter-American human rights system. It is designed to help indigenous women and their advocates to use the system effectively.

Reports & Research
February 2015

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: •This joint submission by the Coalition of Indigenous Peoples in Myanmar/Burma focuses on
the collective rights of indigenous peoples, particularly the thematic areas of land,
territories, and natural resources, development, and language and cultural rights, with
militarization, self-determination, and free, prior

Reports & Research
February 2015

Ivitiporä es un caso que muestra la lucha por la libertad y el territorio. Las estrategias para disputar el territorio, la compra de tierras para formar la comunidad y articularse con diversos actores e instituciones para reasentar a la población que se liberaba del yugo de la explotación o buscaba nuevas oportunidades en tierras más fértiles.

The fragmented land use administration in Indonesia
Peer-reviewed publication
February 2015

Tropical forests in Indonesia are subject to major transformation processes from native forests to other land uses, including rubber agroforestry as well as rubber and oil palm plantation systems.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2015

Con la anexión de las provincias de Arica y Tarapacá a Chile, los aymaras del altiplano debieron inscribir el dominio de sus tierras en los archivos conservadores de la propiedad, de acuerdo con el sistema jurídico del país, situación que otorga a estos registros documentales un papel importante como repositorio objetivo de un momento importante en la historia indígena regional y nacional.

Reports & Research
January 2015

This compilation of scoping studies on indigenous peoples in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Philippines reveals how the basic bond of indigenous peoples to land are threatened by forces far more powerful than they are equipped to face.

Reports & Research
December 2014

Land, and in particular agricultural land, is central to livelhoods in rural Zambia. Zambia is characterised by a dual legal system of customary and statutory law and by dual land tenure, with state land and customary land. A first wave of socialist-oriented reforms took place after independence in 1964, which abolished previously existing freehold land in favour of leasehold.