Land Rights

Mere Extension of Time to Sri Lanka Will Accomplish Nothing and Only Delay Justice: Warns Anuradha Mittal

Anuradha Mittal, the Executive Director of the Oakland Institute has warned that granting more time to Sri Lanka to implement the UN resolution will only delay justice for those who have already waited for a very long time.

Sri Lankan Government Fails on Promises of Resettlement, Demilitarization, and Reconciliation

Oakland, CA—As the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meets to discuss transitional justice and human rights in post-war Sri Lanka, a new report from the Oakland Institute, Justice Denied, exposes the many issues that continue to plague land release and resettlement in the country, and the failure of the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its international commitments to transitional justice.

Justice Denied: A Reality Check on Resettlement, Demilitarization, and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Justice Denied exposes the many issues that continue to plague land release and resettlement in the country, and the failure of the Sri Lankan government to fulfill its international commitments to transitional justice.

The World Bank’s Land Conference: Pro-Poor Bluff to Serve Neo-Colonialism

This March 20, 2017, the World Bank’s 18th Annual Land and Poverty Conference begins, featuring a session where Bank specialists will deliver their assessment on the “quality” of land regulations globally. In particular, the Bank’s staff will comment on the implementation and findings of the Doing Business (DB) and the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA), two projects that rank countries’ regulatory environment, including land and property registration policies.

Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out!

This testimonial was originally published in the recently released report of Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out!

by Oakland Institute

Ecologist Special Report: Taking on the Logging Pirates in Papua New Guinea

Communities across Papua New Guinea oppose the theft of their land for logging and palm oil operations made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies. 
FRÉDÉRIC MOUSSEAU reports

International NGO Releases Report on Illegal Logging in PNG

Bruce Hill

An international NGO says foreign logging companies are continuing to operate in parts of Papua New Guinea where the practice was supposed to have stopped.

The claim is made in the Oakland Institute's report "Taking on the logging pirates".

The Institute's policy director Frédéric Mousseau says the report is only one part of their effort to tell the world what's going on in PNG's forests.

Taking On the Logging Pirates: Papua New Guineans Speak Out Against Illegal Logging, Palm Oil, and Corruption

Oakland, CA—A landmark report from the Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates, Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out! elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies.

Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out!

A landmark report from the Oakland Institute, Taking On the Logging Pirates: Land Defenders in Papua New Guinea Speak Out! elevates the voices of communities across the country who are opposing the theft of their land, made possible by the corrupt practices of local officials and foreign companies.

Communities Being Left Behind in the Fight for Land in Uganda

In a Uganda forest reserve, green goals and community land rights are at odds. It's a story being played out across Africa, as investors scramble to lease and buy vast tracts.

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