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  1. By Alisa Tang KLONG SAI PATTANA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Along a mud road deep inside oil palm and rubber plantations in the southern Thai province of Surat Thani, handwritten signs tag grim evidence of a struggle for land that began two decades ago, and then turned violent and deadly. One sign points to the area illegally used by a palm oil company. Somporn was the first of four...

  2. By Beh Lih Yi JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two men were charged in a Malaysian court on Friday over the killing of an indigenous land rights defender, in a case which has cast a spotlight on tribespeople's decades-long struggle for recognition. The duo were respectively charged with the murder and abetting in the murder of Bill Kayong in the city of Miri, in the eastern state of ...

  3. South Africa's Constitutional Court on Thursday declared invalid a law that re-opened a process for blacks to make claims on land taken from them during the apartheid era, citing lack of consultation before the law was passed, Talk Radio 702 said. The Restitution of Land Rights Bill was among the first laws passed by the country's first democratic government in November 1994. Many people failed...

  4. The Constitutional Court has ruled that the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act is invalid as of Thursday.

  5. By Magdalena Mis ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new global standard for recording land information will help to improveland rights, food security and boost economic development, the backers of the initiative said on Thursday. Land and property rights are key to tackling poverty but some 70 percent of land and property around the world is not officially registered. The International Land ...

  6. By Alisa Tang KLONG SAI PATTANA, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Klong Sai Pattana, a rural community carved out of an illegal oil palm plantation by land rights campaigners, new arrivals are given a one-year trial run at being farmers. If the newcomers pass the year-long test in organic farming and sustainable development, they are permitted to stay. If not, they move on and their ...

  7. Liberia's failure to pass a long-awaited law recognizing the rights of rural communities to their ancestral lands could plunge the West African nation back into civil war, a coalition of civil society groups said on Thursday. The draft Land Rights Act, which would acknowledge customary rights to land, was submitted to Liberia's Senate in September 2014, but activists have criticized a lack of ...

  8. JAKARTA - Two men were charged in a Malaysian court on Friday (July 15) over the killing of an indigenous land rights defender, in a case which has cast a spotlight on tribespeople's decades-long struggle for recognition. Mohamad Fitri Pauzi, 29, and Lie...

  9. JAKARTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two men were charged in a Malaysian court on Friday over the killing of an indigenous land rights defender, in a case which has cast a spotlight on tribespeople's decades-long struggle for recognition. The...

  10. Sarawak DAP leader Chong Chieng Jen says the party stands by land rights advocacy groups in demanding justice for fallen Miri PKR branch secretary who was shot dead.

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