Land tenure is the relationship, whether legally or customarily defined, among people, as individuals or groups, with respect to land. (For convenience, "land" is used here to include other natural resources such as water and trees.) Land tenure is an institution, i.e., rules invented by societies to regulate behaviour. Rules of tenure define how property rights to land are to be allocated within societies. They define how access is granted to rights to use, control, and transfer land, as well as associated responsibilities and restraints. In simple terms, land tenure systems determine who can use what resources for how long, and under what conditions.

Land tenure is an important part of social, political and economic structures. It is multi-dimensional, bringing into play social, technical, economic, institutional, legal and political aspects that are often ignored but must be taken into account. Land tenure relationships may be well-defined and enforceable in a formal court of law or through customary structures in a community. Alternatively, they may be relatively poorly defined with ambiguities open to exploitation.

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26 November 2017 to 23 December 2017
Facilitators: 
Miguel de Barros
CPLP

As florestas e sua gestão mudaram substancialmente nos últimos 25 anos. Embora globalmente, a extensão das florestas do mundo continue a diminuir à medida que as populações humanas e a procura de alimentos e terras continuam a crescer, a perda foi reduzida em mais de 50% (FAO, 2015).

2016 tem aumento de 232% na expulsão de famílias do campo
26 May 2017
Brazil

Segundo a Pastoral da Terra, mortes aconteceram durante ação de despejo em Pau D’Arco (PA) e reforçam aumento da violência no campo.

Closed
24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators: 
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Mozambique
Angola
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP countries
Mozambique
Angola
Equatorial Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Macao S.A.R
Timor-Leste
Portugal

 

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Mozambique
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Macao S.A.R

 

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15 January 2018
Nicaragua

Camilo Frank López, Felipe Pérez Gamboa y Celedonia Zelaya Poin aparecen en el informe anual de Defensores de DD.HH. en Riesgo de Front Line Defenders

 

Los nombres de líderes indígenas asesinados el año pasado en el Caribe Norte como Camilo Frank López, Felipe Pérez Gamboa, y Celedonia Zelaya Point, aparecen en el listado de 312 defensores y activistas de derechos humanos asesinados en 27 países, según el informe anual 2017 de Defensores de Derechos Humanos en Riesgo de Front Line Defenders, publicado al iniciar el 2018 en Dublín, Irlanda.

16 January 2018
Brazil

Ante el alarmante avance de los asuntos de carácter neoliberal que comprometen los derechos de los indígenas en Brasil, la Asociación de los Pueblos Indígenas advirtió que buscará apoyo de organismos internacionales.

De cara a las elecciones presidencial y legislativas de 2018 en Brasil, el Consejo Indigenista Misionario (CIMI) teme que se incrementen las amenazas a los derechos de los pueblos indígenas, debido al enfrentamiento con grupos conservadores en el Congreso Nacional brasileño. 

13 January 2018
Argentina

El gobierno presentó ayer su agenda para los pueblos originarios, que apunta, dijo, a garantizar derechos básicos a las comunidades y la propiedad de la tierra, un reclamo histórico de las cerca de 1.600 comunidades que viven en el territorio nacional.

16 January 2018
Latin America and the Caribbean
Chile

UN indigenous rights chief urges Chile to stop using the country's anti-terrorism law to prosecute the Mapuche people

BOGOTA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America is trampling on indigenous rights and jailing ever more campaigners to stifle opposition to big business taking over ancestral lands, according to a United Nations expert.

16 January 2018
India

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12: The state government has decided to scale up the implementation of Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017 in all districts.   Housing and Urban Development Secretary G Mathivathanan Friday asked collectors to initiate steps for the successful implementation of the Act.

11 January 2018
New Zealand

Samoans around the world are to petition the government to uphold the protection of customary land rights.

The Samoa Observer reported members of the Samoan Solidarity International Group will present the petition when parliament opens on the 23rd of this month.

Group member Unasa Iuni Sapolu says they want the 2008 Lands and Titles Act to be repealed.

Unasa says many of their concerns surround the Torrens system of registry of land titles which is enabled under the Act but which they say is contrary to traditional Samoan land rights.

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16 January 2018
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Chile

UN indigenous rights chief urges Chile to stop using the country's anti-terrorism law to prosecute the Mapuche people

BOGOTA, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Latin America is trampling on indigenous rights and jailing ever more campaigners to stifle opposition to big business taking over ancestral lands, according to a United Nations expert.

16 January 2018
India

Bhubaneswar, Jan 12: The state government has decided to scale up the implementation of Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act 2017 in all districts.   Housing and Urban Development Secretary G Mathivathanan Friday asked collectors to initiate steps for the successful implementation of the Act.

11 January 2018
New Zealand

Samoans around the world are to petition the government to uphold the protection of customary land rights.

The Samoa Observer reported members of the Samoan Solidarity International Group will present the petition when parliament opens on the 23rd of this month.

Group member Unasa Iuni Sapolu says they want the 2008 Lands and Titles Act to be repealed.

Unasa says many of their concerns surround the Torrens system of registry of land titles which is enabled under the Act but which they say is contrary to traditional Samoan land rights.

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