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Reports & Research
April 2021
Northern Africa
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Syrian Arab Republic
United Arab Emirates
Yemen

It is widely understood that effective use of land, the sustainable production of food and development are linked. Yet, creating effective policy, which takes into account broader notions such as economic prosperity and social justice, especially in the context of competing claims to land use and title, still presents significant challenges.

Datasets
December 2019
Africa
Latin America and the Caribbean
Asia
Global

This table provides a listing of official documents required for the legal recognition of land tenure rights and land transactions. The data base covers 68 countries in the world, including most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This data base was prepared for national statistical organizations, research institutes and others undertaking population surveys on land tenure.

December 2018
Global

ABSTRACTED FROM LA VIA CAMPESINA PRESS RELEASE: The UN Declaration aims to better protect the rights of all rural populations including peasants, fisherfolks, nomads, agricultural workers and indigenous peoples and to improve living conditions, as well as to strengthen food sovereignty, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity.

Attacks and criminalization of Indigenous Peoples defending their lands and rights
Reports & Research
August 2018
Global

The Secretariat has the honour to present to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, prepared pursuant to Council resolution 33/12.

Legislation & Policies
December 1996
India

The Provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 or PESA  is a law enacted by the Government of India for ensuring self governance through traditional Gram Sabhas for people living in the Scheduled Areas of

Policy Papers & Briefs
May 2003
India

This document is the culmination of a year-long exercise of a community-led process for ground truthing the violations of environmental conditions laid out in the Coastal Regulation Zone approval for a large infrastructure, coal handling and port facility in the Mundra region of Kutch district in the western Indian state of Gujarat.

Legislation & Policies
June 2005
India

A special economic zone (SEZ) is an area in which business and trade laws are different from rest of the country. SEZs are located within a country's national borders, and their aims include: increased trade, increased investment, job creation and effective administration. To encourage businesses to set up in the zone, financial policies are introduced.

Legislation & Policies
December 1997
India

An Act to provide for the setting up of a Land Reforms and Tenancy Tribunal in pursuance of Article 323B of the constitution of India and for the adjudication and trial by such Tribunal of disputes, claims, objections and applications relating to, or arising out of, land reforms or tenancy in land and other matters under a specified Act and for matters connected therewith or

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