- A state-owned plantation company, PTPN XIV, is evicting farmers to make room for an oil palm estate on the eastern Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
GENEVA, March 18 (Reuters) - Israel is depriving millions of Palestinians of access to a regular supply of clean water while stripping their land of minerals “in an apparent act of pillage”, a United Nations human rights investigator said on Monday.
Getting to the bottom of illegal plantations on Indonesia’s state owned forests
In an ideal world, palm oil production would cause no deforestation, and have a transparent and fair supply chain. In reality, the impacts of the sector have been the cause of ethical concerns worldwide.
Complaint Linked to World Bank Loan Alleges Land Seizures, Damage to Water Sources
We are very pleased to invite proposals for sessions for the LANDac Annual International Conference 2019. Practitioners, researchers, policymakers, all are welcome to organise a session at this year’s conference. We welcome workshops, panels, roundtables, debates, talk shows and other innovative formats.
Clashes between unidentified armed groups forced 263 families to leave their homes.
Over 700 Indigenous and Afro-Colombians from eight communities have been displaced in Tumaco, Colombia, forced out of their homes by violent clashes between unidentified armed groups on Jan. 16.
Thousands of people were killed and tens of thousands uprooted from their homes in the war, which ended in 2009
The Chilean delegate recognized that there's still a long way to go and regretted Catrillanca's murder by Carabineros.
Delegations from U.N. member states recommended that Chile should stop discriminatory practices against the Mapuche and other indigenous peoples in the South American country, after the universal periodic review at the Human Rights Council meeting in Ginebra.
The move is aimed at ending decades of deadly conflict and granting greater control over land and natural resources
BANGKOK - Nearly three million minority Muslims in southern Philippines voted on Monday in a referendum on autonomy, a move that is aimed at ending decades of deadly conflict and granting them greater control over their land and natural resources.
With less than two months before the newly amended Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management (VFV) Law goes into force, millions in ethnic rural areas now face the risk of eviction while others across the country may lose their lands upon return.
Call For Papers
The Research Center for Environment, Human Security and Governance (CERES), in partnership with many institutions, will organize it 5th International Conference on: Social-Ecological Systems: From Risks and Insecurity to Viability and Resilience (SES2019), Marrakesh, October 24-26, 2019.
On a late night in December, I arrived in the village of Lunjuk on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. A warm breeze welcomed me as I sat down with 30 women and men from Forum Petani Bersatu — the local farmers’ union — who had gathered to share stories of their ongoing struggle to reclaim their land.