Land Rights

Hedge funds 'grabbing land' in Africa

BBC--Hedge funds are behind "land grabs" in Africa to boost their profits in the food and biofuel sectors, a US think-tank says.

US universities in Africa 'land grab'

Guardian UK--Institutions including Harvard and Vanderbilt reportedly use hedge funds to buy land in deals that may force farmers out.

Investor land deals exploiting Africa, report alleges

Reuters--Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor, according to a report released Wednesday.

Special Investigation Phase One: Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa

Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.

This Human Rights Day, Stand Up for Human Rights in Sri Lanka

December 10, 2016. This International Human Rights Day – themed “Stand up for someone’s rights” – there’s a lot to stand up for.  

Trump, Ethiopia: Neither is Normal

In the weeks since Donald Trump was elected, many have focused on the need to not normalize the man, his words, or his actions.1

This call is vital. We cannot normalize having someone in the White House who has become the very face of bigotry, islamophobia, white supremacy, misogyny, and contempt for the environment.

On Our Land (Français)

On Our Land raconte l'expérience des communautés rurales de Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée et donne la parole à celles et ceux qui voient leurs terres et ressources naturelles accaparées par une deforestation illégale massive. Le film évoque l'échec des politiques de développement en place dans le pays et le montre combat que mènent communautés et ONGs pour défendre leurs droits et les ressources naturelles dont elles dépendent.

US Government Support to Herakles Farms Project in Cameroon

Herakles Farms: Civil society letter to President Paul Biya, following the release of cables that show that US bullied Cameroon into approving the palm oil project.

US State Department Support to Herakles Farms Project in Cameroon

Herakles Farms: Civil society letter to US State Department, following release of cables showing US bullied Cameroon into approving palm oil project.