Land Rights

The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture

The Unholy Alliance, Five Western Donors Shape a Pro-Corporate Agenda for African Agriculture, exposes how a coalition of four donor countries and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is shaping a pro-business environment in the agricultural sector of developing countries, especially in Africa.

Response to the Swedish Energy Agency

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Dear General Director Erik Brandsma and Mattias Eriksson, Head of Market Development Department,

We want to express our dissatisfaction with your decision to continue to remain engaged in the Green Resources tree plantation project in Kachung, Uganda. This project is still deeply flawed—socially, ecologically and economically—and must be questioned in nearly all respects.

SIGN THE PETITION: PNG Government Investigate Tax Evasion by Logging Industry & Cancel Illegal Land Leases

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Dear Friend,

The Panama Papers have helped expose how politicians, criminals and corporations around the world hide their cash and avoid taxes. In Papua New Guinea (PNG), foreign owned logging companies are profiteering, using some of the same tricks.

Hungry and Frightened: Famine in Ethiopia 2016

Graham Peebles

Millions of the poorest, most vulnerable people in Ethiopia are once again at risk of starvation. Elderly men and women, weak and desperate, wait for food and water; malnourished children lie dying; livestock, bones protruding, perish.

Ethiopia Hands Dissident 9-year Jail Term

An Ethiopian court has handed down a nine-year jail sentence to a leading dissident from the restive region where the government has leased vast tracts of land to foreign investors.

OPINION: Breaking the Grip of Rimbunan Hijau over Papua New Guinea

Frederic Mousseau, Policy Director of the Oakland Institute, coordinated the research for the Institute’s agroeocology project.

Human Rights in Ethiopia - An Update

Tom Lantos Commission Briefing, April 19, 2016
2255 Rayburn House Office Building

Statement by Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute

Congressman Ellison, members of the Tom Lantos Commission, thank you for this opportunity to provide an update on land-related human rights issues to you.

Civil Society: Response By Forest Minister to Tax Evasion Claims in Logging Industry Lame

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The debate over corruption within PNG&’s logging industry heats up again as Civil Society Organisations in the country call the response by Forest Minister, Douglas Tomuriesa, to claims of tax evasion in the logging industry, as lame.

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