In many countries, unidentified private individuals and legal entities obtain significant economic benefits from land. This lack of transparency can make it harder for affected communities and governments to hold them accountable for land use decision-making and any sort of violation they commit. It can also leave investors open to risk if they do not know who is truly behind a company they are doing business with.
Over the last 50 years, most Asian countries have gone through a shift from subsistence agricultural systems to industrialized economies. In Indonesia, the major shift came in 1966, when General Suharto successfully staged a military coup. Under his presidency, Indonesia experienced the “New Order”. A key aspect of this regime was trade and industrial expansion. Changes were made to foreign and domestic investment laws to facilitate growth, including the removal of most controls on private investments.
Throughout 2017, Spatial Collective applied new technologies to the data capture element of land registration in order to test whether affordable tools for documentation of land exist, whether these tools can reach the accuracy standards required by the state, and whether communities can replicate the work of a professional surveyor. To do this, our research looked into the land demarcation process, determined whether new technologies were of quality and met national standards, and gauged the most cost-effective tools which are widely accessible to local c
Brief highlights key attributes of national constitutions, laws, and regulations that play a fundamental role in protecting indigenous and rural women’s rights to community forests and other community lands. These legislative best practices were derived from a 2017 analysis of over 400 national laws and regulations, Power and Potential, which evaluates the extent to which women’s rights to community forests are recognized by national law in 30 low- and middle-income countries across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Land – its access, control and ownership – lies at the heart of power relationships within Uganda. The struggle for land is deeply intertwined with the struggle for women’s rights. Women’s access to and control over resources and economic decision making is fundamental to the achievement of their rights. Despite some progress, inequality between women and men in ownership and control of land remains stark. Women’s rights organisations (WROs) in Uganda have identified changing patterns of land use as a major problem affecting women across the country.
In October 2008, the NGO GRAIN published the Report “SEIZED! The 2008 land grab for food and financial security”. This moment can be referred as the birthday of the recent but fast-growing literature on land grabbing or – with a more politically correct expression – Large Scale Land Acquisitions (LSLAs).
This publication provides practical and evidence-based guidance on how to improve women’s access to land as an essential element to achieve social and economic development and enjoyment of human rights, peace and stability in the specific context of the Muslim world. The challenges faced by women living in Muslim contexts do not substantially differ from those faced by women in other parts of the world: socially prescribed gender roles, unequal power dynamics, discriminatory family practices, unequal access to justice are the most common.
Esse Caderno Pólis é fruto do projeto “Capacitação de agentes locais: instrumentos didáticos para o ensino da regulação urbanística” desenvolvido pelo Instituto Pólis e apoiado pelo Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Este projeto parte do reconhecimento de que foi cumprida uma primeira etapa após a aprovação do Estatuto da Cidade, em 2001: a de construção de uma rede e disseminação por todo o território nacional de um grau básico de conhecimento a respeito do Estatuto da Cidade.
Por sua origem e significado social, a Carta Mundial do Direito à Cidade é, antes de tudo, um instrumento dirigido ao fortalecimento dos processos, reivindicações e lutas urbanas. Está chamado a constituir-se em plataforma capaz de articular os esforços de todos aqueles atores - públicos, sociais e privados - interessados em dar plena vigência e efetividade a esse novo direito humano mediante sua promoção, reconhecimento legal, implementação, regulação e prática.
O ano de 2014 nos deixou a sensação inequívoca de que não será facilmente esquecido. Após a polêmica celebração dos 50 anos do golpe militar, e ainda no inquietante reverberar das jornadas de junho do ano anterior, a sociedade brasileira viveu um processo eleitoral absolutamente denso de tensões e radicalizações.