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  1. Library Resource
    Country Reports on Human Rights Practices
    Reports & Research
    April, 2011
    Mauritania

    Mauritania is a highly centralized Islamic republic with a president as head of state. The legislative function is exercised by the Senate and National Assembly, the former consisting of representatives chosen indirectly by municipal councilors and the latter directly elected by the voters. The legislative bodies were weak relative to the executive. The election of Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz as president

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    September, 2011
    China

    According to the data of survey on farmers' land right from Rural Development Institute (the USA) , Renmin University of China and Michigan S ate University, this paper conducts empirical analysis on farmers' willingness to accept compensation ho e land is expropriated and the related influencing factors by adopting Logistic model. The study indicates that the proportion of farmers' non-agricultural income, the level of economic development in the region, participation right and right to vote, exert conspicuous impact on farmers' satisfaction degree whose land is expropriated.

  3. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011

    Peri-urban areas in Africa are usually dynamic with respect to land tenure. Statutory, informal and customary tenure systems often co-exist and interfere with each other. This disclosure of legal pluralism often leads to lower levels of tenure security, especially for people with low incomes. Pro-poor land administration tools have been designed to cater for the poor. The question arises whether these tools have the desired impact. This question is answered by confronting the existing tenure regimes with the pro-poor land administration tools.

  4. Library Resource
    Resource Contracts
    Training Resources & Tools
    January, 2012
    Global

    ResourceContracts.org is a repository of publicly available oil, gas, and mining contracts in machine-readable, searchable, open data format. ResourceContracts.org promotes greater transparency of investments in the extractive industries, and facilitates a better understanding of the contracts that govern them. This site provides summaries of contracts and their terms to facilitate understanding of important provisions in the documents.

  5. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2011
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    After three days of deliberations on the findings of a decade of research and initiatives across Africa, conference participants presented this series of recommendations affirming women’s rights to ownership, access, and control of land. Specific recommendations are directed towards actions to be taken by governments, intergovernmental organizations, and civil society organizations that focus on customary law; women’s economic empowerment, food security and the environment; political conflicts; and in relation to poor women and urban land.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    Land distribution is highly skewed in Africa, where women’s ownership of land is a small percentage of that owned by men. Women frequently lack the resources to acquire land in their own right and are further disadvantaged by discriminatory inheritance laws, customary practices and market structures. This report summarizes presentations at the symposium on women’s rights and access to land.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Cameroon, Sub-Saharan Africa

    The study investigates the state of women’s land rights under statutes and customary practices in Cameroon and how the conception of these rights affects women’s role in the economy. It concludes that the future of women’s land rights will depend largely on a complete change of the current land management system and instruments, which are outdated and inadaptable to the present socio-economic context. Legal literacy and women’s individual empowerment are critical elements necessary to accompany any land reform that will ensure women’s land rights are a reality and not an empty slogan.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Zimbabwe, Sub-Saharan Africa

    The project report summarizes women’s lived-experiences with regard to land reform issues. The research aimed to generate knowledge about the linkages between access, rights, and security, and barriers to land access faced by women beneficiaries of the Fast Track Land Reform Programme in Zimbabwe. It analysed the allocating processes and authorities, as well as resettlement patterns under the programme, including details of the resettlement model, land size, and date of access to the land.

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2011
    Colombia

    Research has become a driving force behind upcoming
    land restitution efforts in Colombia, where for decades
    peasants have lost land by violent means. The initiative
    is especially important for women, who have also built
    new networks in pursuit of a broad range of social goals.

  10. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2011
    Sub-Saharan Africa

    The core of this book focuses on recent findings from sub-Saharan Africa, where researchers in 14 countries have explored the topic from many angles: legal, customary, political, and economic. Researchers from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), academics, and grassroots activists worked together with communities, exploring the experiences of women in specific contexts.

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