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ABSTRACTED FROM INTRODUCTION:
In pursuing its aim to develop housing rights jurisprudence in Sri Lanka and in building the capacity of practising lawyers in the field of housing rights, COHRE Sri Lanka initiated a research project on housing and land laws in Sri Lanka. This publication is based on the findings of this project and is intended to provide an introduction to Sri Lanka’s housing and land laws. Its detailed analysis is confined to the main laws relating to land and housing.
ABSTRACTED FROM INTRODUCTION:
This report provides an in depth analysis of the inheritance rights of children in Sri Lanka. Chapter 2 looks at inheritance rights of children from a human rights perspective. It examines the international human rights instruments which guarantee the right to adequate housing of children and which aim to protect their inheritance rights. It analyses the essential components of the right to adequate housing and looks at Sri Lanka’s obligations to protect and promote these rights.
Land-based sectors in the Philippines are affected by institutional
weaknesses in various ways, including overlapping and conflicting
policies, laws and programmes, a lack of reform in public land
management and inadequate funding for urban development, disaster
mitigation and climate change. Land governance has thus been given
paramount importance in recent years. However, security of tenure
for all remains a challenge as the existing institutional set-up fails
to respond to the needs of people in the land, fisheries and forestry
Conference Papers & Reports
This paper was prepared for presentation at the “2015 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty” in Washington DC last March 23-27, 2015 by Violeta P. Corral of the National Confederation of Small Farmers and Fishers Organizations (PAKISAMA), Philippines.
The Gender Evaluation Criteria (GEC) project was jointly implemented by PAKISAMA and Asian Farmers Association (AFA), support by the International Land Coalition (ILC).
Africa, Djibouti, Kenya, Ghana, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal
La pandémie de Covid-19 est sans aucun doute l’événement majeur de santé publique qui a marqué les êtres humains, les sociétés et les esprits dans le monde entier et particulièrement l’Afrique. Tous les gouvernements ont adopté des mesures de santé publique, notamment le confinement et d’autres mesures exceptionnelles dans le cadre de l’état d’urgence sanitaire, pour réduire la propagation du virus. La chute soudaine de l’activité humaine a des conséquences sur l’environnement, et l’utilisation/exploitation des ressources naturelles, notamment la pêche.
The Philippines is basically an agricultural country with about 30 per cent of the total land area of the country cultivated by almost 5 million farmers. However farm area devoted to agriculture has been decreasing due to land conversion. The basic problem is that Filipino farmers do not have the ability to buy their own lands. The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program was implemented to address this problem of landlessness thru redistribution of land.
SEC. 1. Title. — This Act shall be known as the "Anti-Squatting Law Repeal
Act of 1997."
SEC. 2. Repeal. — Presidential Decree No. 772, entitled "Penalizing
Squatting and Other Similar Acts" is hereby repealed.
SEC. 3. Effect on pending cases. — All pending cases under the provisions
of Presidential Decree No. 772 shall be dismissed upon the effectivity of this
SEC. 4. Effect on Republic Act No. 7279. — Nothing herein shall be
construed to nullify, eliminate or diminish in any way Section 27 of Republic
Discussion Paper in the context of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure (VGGT)
This discussion paper on the “VGGT and National Policies on the Governance of Tenure”3
been commissioned by the Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC) as a member of the Philippine
Development Forum – Working Group on Sustainable Rural Development (PDF-SRD).4 This
paper examines national policies as embodied in the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the
major land and natural resource laws passed by the Philippine legislature. This research is
supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
Implementation of the Land Governance Assessment Framework
Land is considered a vital resource for any nation. It serves as the platform for carrying out
social, cultural and economic activities. Access to land is an important means for promoting
growth and equity and achieving social justice in many countries. The process by which
decisions are made regarding access to and use of land, the manner in which those decisions are
implemented and the way that conflicting interests in land are reconciled are crucial in
determining whether the country has what it takes to derive the desired benefits from this
The 2012 Census of Agriculture (CA) reported 5.56 million farms/holdings1 covering 7.19 million hectares, which translated to an average area of 1.29 hectares per farm/holding. The number of farms/holdings increased from 1980 to 2012 by 62.6 percent as the average area of farms/holdings decreased from 2.84 hectares per farm/holding in 1980 to 1.29 hectare per farm/holding in 2012. This could be accounted to the partitioning of farms/holdings from one generation of agricultural holders/operators to their succeeding generation.
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