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    1. By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers from northeast Thailand traveled to Bangkok on Tuesday to demand that police and human rights groups investigate the disappearance of a prominent land rights activist who went missing last month. Villagers and campaigners fear for the safety of 65-year-old Den Kamlae who was fighting for his community to be awarded legal title to ...

    2. By Paola Totaro LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Helen Clark, the former prime minister of New Zealand, has warned that global climate change goals cannot be achieved without a united push to secure land rights for the world's indigenous forest communities. Clark, who announced her bid to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary general of the United Nations last month, said a worldwide push to ...

    3. As part of Morning Edition's "A View From Here" series, David Greene visits ranchers in central Montana to hear how the struggles over land rights may inform their views of the presidential election.

    4. By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Argentina must do more to ensure indigenous groups can defend theirland rights and claim title deeds without facing intimidation and violence from security forces, a U.N. expert said. Mutuma Ruteere, U.N. special rapporteur on racism and related intolerance, also called for indigenous groups - which make up roughly two percent of ...

    5. Thai villagers seek answers to disappearance of land rights activist

      Reuters via Yahoo! Singapore NewsMay 10 10:05 AM

      By Alisa Tang BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Villagers from northeast Thailand travelled to Bangkok on Tuesday to demand that police and human rights groups investigate the disappearance of a prominent land rights activist who went missing last month. Villagers and campaigners fear for the safety of 65-year-old Den Kamlae who was fighting for his community to be awarded legal title to ...

    6. By Matthew Ponsford LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lack of tenure over ancestral lands lies at the root of violent clashes on land leased to foreign palm oil producers in Liberia, a leading researcher said. The eruption of rioting on April 4 on a plantation in northeastern Liberia is the most recent case in more than a decade of conflict over land, with Liberians protesting against ...

    7. Land titling to start on Chroy Changvar

      Phnom Penh PostMay 16 05:50 PM

      Land rights groups have cautiously welcomed an announcement that, beginning tomorrow, plots would start to be measured and land titles assigned to those who will be affected by the controversial Chroy Changvar Satellite City.

    8. Manitoba Metis, Liberal government sign memo of understanding over land rights

      The Canadian Press via Yahoo Canada NewsMay 27 08:35 PM

      A potential settlement expected to reach billions of dollars could be presented to Manitoba’s Metis as early as September after the Liberal government signalled it is taking steps to fulfil a 146-year-old disagreement over land. On Friday, Indigenous Affairs Minister Carolyn Bennett signed a memorandum of understanding with the Manitoba Metis Federation. The document outlines the government’s ...

    9. St. Croix River Family takes Land Use Fight to US Supreme Court

      5 Eyewitness News St. PaulMay 27 04:56 PM

      A metro family has taken their land rights fight all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Murr family St. Croix River cabin has been in the family for nearly 60 years.

    10. A controversial documentary about land rights in Papua New Guinea has premiered at a prestigious international film festival but with key pieces of footage edited out and replaced by a narration by Australian actress Sarah Snook following a court injunction.

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