Recent years have witnessed a resurgence of interest in indigenous, traditional and customary approaches to peace-making in the context of civil wars. Supporters claim that indigenous approaches to peacemaking are participatory and relationship-focused, and that peaceful outcomes have a higher chance of community adherence than template-style international peace interventions effected through the `liberal peace'. Using historical and contemporary examples, this article assesses the feasibility of a complementary relationship between customary and Western forms of peace-making.
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Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosJunio, 2008Global
Library ResourceDocumentos de conferencias e informesMarzo, 2018Global
This guide provides information on how to engage in consultation following the FPIC principles with Indigenous Peoples and local communities before undertaking forestry management activities on the lands they legally or customarily own and/or use. It
• encourages and supports discussion among stakeholders, Indigenous Peoples, and FSC on the recognition of the right to FPIC, and
• provides a framework for the development of generally acceptable guidelines for companies seeking FPIC.
Library ResourceManual y guíasEnero, 2013Global
This guide offers a three-point framework for companies seeking to integrate FPIC principles into their policies and apply them in the operations. This includes
• complying with the requirements for FPIC under international and national law,
• implementing FPIC principles throughout the project life-cycle, and
• extending FPIC processes to all project-affected communities in line with good practice guidance. It also seeks to
• articulate the relevance of FPIC to company policy and practice, and
Library ResourceManual y guíasSeptiembre, 2018Global
This primer includes an overview of valuation and compensation best practices that illustrates the relationship between valuation and compensation and other steps and elements of responsible investment. It describes how to develop and implement valuation and compensation practices that lead to fair and adequate compensation to the community and individual land users impacted or displaced by an investment. It is intendend for government agencies and private sector actors.
Library ResourceMultimediaJunio, 2019Global
2 days to change the world through Indigenous rights
On 22–23 June 2019, the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) will be held in Bonn, Germany, focusing on tackling climate change by improving rights for Indigenous peoples and local communities. Alongside the U.N. Bonn Climate Change Conference (SBSTA 50), the event will bring together more than 1,500 global Indigenous leaders, scientists, politicians, activists, youth, members of the private sector, creative thinkers and more.
Library ResourceDocumentos de política y resúmenesMarzo, 2020África oriental, Mozambique
One of the key aspects of the Mozambican legal framework for land is that Mozambican nationals can acquire tenure rights through inheritance, via peaceful occupation or through customary channels These usufruct tenure rights, known by the Portuguese acronym ‘DUAT’ (Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra), can be held individually or jointly.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosEnero, 2015Etiopía
This paper examines the role of customary pastoral institutions in managing conflicts. It indicates thatintra‐ethnic conflicts can be managed customarily because of shared norms attributed to the social proximity and cultural homogeneity, whereas managing inter‐ethnic conflicts goes beyond the capacity of elders' council exercising customary law. The introduction of ethnic‐based federalism and historical political relations between different ethnic groups has weakened customary institutions in managing inter‐ethnic conflict.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosDiciembre, 2013Ghana
Studies draw attention to gender inequalities in land tenure. While some insist that gender inequalities in land tenure exists others do not. This paper discusses a study that examined gender issues in customary land ownership in the Wa Municipality. It sought to understand and find ways of bridging the gender gaps, if any. A survey covering 151 respondents comprising Chiefs, Tendamba, women and family heads was undertaken. The research revealed significant disparities between men and women regarding access to and ownership of land.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosNoviembre, 2020Sierra Leona
Within the framework of implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT), this paper summarizes the empirical findings from three sequentially related phases of the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) VGGT programme, implemented as a pilot project in 2018. The methodology used relied first on context analysis of the critical aspects influencing and hindering women´s land rights.
Library ResourceArtículos de revistas y librosJulio, 2005Nigeria
This paper considers possible answers to these difficult questions by focusing on two issues: the evolution of legal norms in response to both endogenous and exogenous changes, and the role that African customary law and indigenous dispute resolution has played in promoting coordination and cooperation among group members, thereby reducing violent conflict. This paper explores legislative actions taken by the Nigerian government that impede the continued evolution of these relatively elastic customary legal norms.
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