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    1. How indigenous land rights factor into climate goals

      The Christian Science MonitorFeb 04 09:01 AM

      A panel of forest policy groups pressed for more action Wednesday, saying the public and the private sector could help raise awareness about the toll efforts to designate forests as 'protected' or increase agricultural production can have on indigenous people.

    2. By Evelyn Lirri KAMPALA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As candidates canvass for votes in Uganda's Feb. 18 presidential election, contenders are promising sweeping reforms to resolve land conflicts, one of the country's hottest political issues. Elton Joseph Mabirizi, an independent candidate hoping to unseat President Yoweri Museveni, says he would set up a tribunal to settle land conflicts ...

    3. [Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Conditions are ripe for a global leap forward in recognising the land rights of indigenous people and forest communities, but investors and the public need to pressure governments to make it happen, an international network of forest policy groups said.

    4. By Umaru Fofana BO, Sierra Leone (Reuters) - A Sierra Leone court has convicted six people opposed to a palm oil project in which French conglomerate Bollore owns a major stake of destroying trees and inciting the local population to protest over land rights. In a ruling on Thursday, the court in the town of Bo found that the defendants, who include a former lawmaker and are members of a local ...

    5. ( Burness Communications ) Six weeks after negotiators in Paris placed tropical forests at the centre of the global battle against climate change, experts at a London event said government resistance to recognition of local land rights threatens global prospects to stop deforestation and fuels conflict costly enough to repel investors.

    6. [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Kampala -As candidates canvass for votes in Uganda's Feb. 18 presidential election, contenders are promising sweeping reforms to resolve land conflicts, one of the country's hottest political issues.

    7. Special courts for tribal land rights to continue in Jharkhand

      IANS via Yahoo Maktoob NewsJan 28 06:22 AM

      Ranchi, Jan 28 (IANS) The Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) of Jharkhand decided here on Thursday that Scheduled Area Regulation (SAR) courts will continue to exist, but the system of transferring tribals' land after giving them compensation will end. The members agreed that the SAR courts were being misused and land of the tribals was being transferred after giving compensation to them through ...

    8. Ranchi, Jan 28 : The Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) of Jharkhand decided here on Thursday that Scheduled Area Regulation (SAR) courts will continue to exist, but the system of transferring tribals' land after giving them compensation will end.

    9. Today Hyperloop Transportation Technologies filed a permit to build a 5-mile prototype in Quay Valley — a utopian, eco-friendly community planned for Central California. And while we’re rooting for them to succeed with their test track, it still doesn’t change the Hyperloop’s largest challenges. Because the biggest hurdle isn’t the tech behind Hyperloop, it’s the land rights and every other ...

    10. Court grants Arctic village rights over hunting and fishing after lawyers for state were accused of ‘rhetoric of race biology’ Sweden’s nomadic reindeer herders have won a 30-year battle for land rights in a court case that has seen accusations of state racism towards the country’s only indigenous people. A decision in Gällivare district court on Wednesday granted the tiny Sami village of Girjas...

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