Category Archives: Land Tenure Issues

New Report Highlights Indigenous Territories and Community Rights as Alternatives to Forest Carbon Markets

Istanbul–The current logjam in the negotiations at the 10th session of the UN Forum on Forests regarding forest carbon offset markets and other funding mechanisms for forest conservation does not imply that deforestation cannot be halted, argues a new report … Continue reading

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Universal Periodic Review of Malaysia by Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (JOAS) – 2013

Submitting organizations Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia (or Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia, JOAS) is the umbrella network for 62 organisations[1] throughout Malaysia that represents different indigenous peoples’ organisations and communities. As the focal point for indigenous rights and advocacy in Malaysia, … Continue reading

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Cambodia: Indigenous communities receive land titles

Phnong minority villagers in Mondulkiri province, who have long feared they could be divided and swept off their land by powerful elites, breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when their communities became just the fourth and fifth in Cambodia to … Continue reading

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Land rights activists angered as India’s forest act undermined

The government’s decision to allow major infrastructure projects to go ahead without obtaining consent for forest clearance paves the way for the violation of village land rights, say rights groups. Land and tribal rights in India have been dealt a new blow … Continue reading

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‘Justice being taken away, then, what are kingdoms but great robberies?’…land grabbing and Indigenous Peoples.

A perspective from Forest Peoples Programme… ‘The importance of ensuring respect for the rights of forest peoples’ to control their forests, lands and livelihoods, becomes ever clearer and yet more contested. As the articles in this edition of our newsletter … Continue reading

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Philippines: Over 2,000 Indigenous Peoples In South Cotabato Awarded Land Titles

Some 2,686 farmers in Lake Sebu town, South Cotabato could finally claim they officially own the land they till. This came after the Department of Agrarian Reform in this province awarded to them as Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries their Certificates of … Continue reading

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