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25 January 2023
Liberia

In response to allegations of companies polluting rivers, the Liberian government has conducted assessments, sometimes imposed fines, and re-affirmed its commitment to ensuring a clean and safe environment. However, its fines have always been lenient and insufficient to lead multi-million-dollar firms to significantly rethink their practices.

24 January 2023
Tanzania

The government of Tanzania is further escalating the pressure on the Maasai to forcve them out of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area  by seizing their cattle. Once captured, the cattle are auctioned off and exported from the area, unless the owners manage to get it back by paying a ransom to the authorities.

The artisanal operators of the Soremi / DR site 2
21 January 2023
Congo

Le gouvernement a décidé, lors du conseil des ministres du 19 janvier, de suspendre à l’immédiat l’exploitation artisanale des polymétaux sur l’étendue du territoire national. Cette décision fait suite au désordre qui règne actuellement sur le site de la Société de recherche et d’exploitation minière (Soremi), basée à Mfouati, dans le département de la Bouenza.

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20 January 2023
Global

The Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) seeks an individual consultant or organisation to devise a methodology(s) for mapping land ownership patterns in urban areas, through a process of creating ownership maps for four cities in different regions.

Cox’s Bazar has lost 2,500 hectares of forest land due to the Rohingya influx which began in 2017
17 January 2023
Bangladesh

A move last year by the Bangladesh government to erase protections for a swath of reserved forest and award it to the country’s soccer federation for a training facility garnered outrage — but is only one example of how protected forests across the country continue to be degraded.

17 January 2023
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Global

In this episode of the LandUP! podcast, we wanted to better understand a largely unexplored subject matter: the land rights of persons with disabilities. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities defines Persons with Disabilities as including those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

A coal mine in Tenggarong, East Kalimantan
16 January 2023
Indonesia

 

Experts call for stronger land use planning as extent of Indonesian forest lost  to coal mining is revealed

Members of the Orang Asli Seletar tribe with their lawyers at the Court of Appeal this morning.
12 January 2023
Malaysia

An Orang Asli Seletar tribe in Johor, whose ancestral land was taken and sold to developers, will be relocated on new land to be gazetted for their settlement.

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