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Farmers’ Panel Decries Eviction of Growers
By: Dawn
01 September 2020
LAHORE: The Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee has criticised ‘forced’ eviction of peasants from the federal government’s Jaranwala lands. In a statement issued here on Wednesday, a PKRC office-bearer said many peasants, including women and children, have been injured in the police operation continuing for the last three days to evict the

Court to Cape Town: “redress apartheid legacy”
By: Murray Williams, news24
31 August 2020
High Court sets aside R135m Sea Point school sale, frees land to address apartheid legacy   ·       The Tafelberg school property case has been running for five years. ·       Finally, the High Court has ruled, upholding the legal challenge by two not-for-profit organisations. ·       The sale of the land has now been reversed – much to

Kenya: New Alternative Justice System Policy
By: Moses Muoki, Capital News
28 August 2020
Maraga Launches Alternative Justice System to Reduce Case Backlog   NAIROBI—Chief Justice David Maraga has launched the Alternative Justice System (AJS) Policy which is aimed at enhancing access to justice and supporting expeditious delivery of justice to citizens.   Speaking at the Supreme Court on Thursday when he presided over the launch of the

Land Reform Leads to Eviction
By: Anna Majavu, Newfarm.com
25 August 2020
An 88-year-old woman has been threatened with the culturally taboo removal of her family’s ancestral graves after being evicted from the farm she worked on for decades. ight decades of hard labour on a white-owned commercial farm did not pay off for an elderly Eastern Cape woman, who was promptly evicted

Palestine: Join Al-Haq Law School Program (10/2020)
By: Al Haq
24 August 2020
Al-Haq International Law School Program, 12–22 October 2020   The Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Sixth International Law Summer School Program for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights.   Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing uncertainty around international

Indonesia: 1,800-km March against Evictions
By: Harry Jacques, Reuters
24 August 2020
Indonesian farmers walk 1,800-km to protest against evictions Harry Jacques, Reuters More than 100 Indonesian farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Monday, having walked about 1,800 km (1,118 miles) from the island of Sumatra to protest against forced evictions from their lands.   About 170 farmers began the

USA: `Scarlet E`= Eviction as Life Sentence
By: Kaelyn Forde, Al Jazeera
21 August 2020
Sandi Bachom, 75, never expected to be evicted. She once earned a six-figure salary at a New York City advertising firm and lived a comfortable life. But after getting divorced, losing her job and getting hit by a car, she fell behind on her $3,000 monthly rent payment. In April 2012,

Indonesia: Indigenous Timor Families Evicted
By: Ryan Dagur, Union of Catholic Asian News
18 August 2020
Evicted Indonesian families vow to stay put Dozens of people in Catholic-majority province left homeless as land dispute turns violent     Defiant members of an indigenous community in Indonesia have vowed to stay put after security forces fired tear gas and demolished their homes on Aug. 18 in a bid to

Yemen: Houthis Kill, Expel Ethiopian Migrants
By: Human Rights Watch
13 August 2020
BEIRUT--Houthi forces in April 2020 forcibly expelled thousands of Ethiopian migrants from northern Yemen using Covid-19 as a pretext, killing dozens and forcing them to the Saudi border, Human Rights Watch said today. Saudi border guards then fired on the fleeing migrants, killing dozens more, while hundreds of survivors escaped

India: Turning 170K-ha Forest to Coal
By: Hannah Ellis-Peterson, The Guardian
08 August 2020
India plans to fell ancient forest to create 40 new coalfields   Narendra Modi’s dream of a ‘self-reliant India’ comes at a terrible price for its indigenous population     Over the past decade, Umeshwar Singh Amra has witnessed his homeland descend into a battleground. The war being waged in Hasdeo Arand, a rich and

Land Times issue 20
08 August 2020
HIC’s Housing and Land Rights Network (HIC-HLRN) welcomes you to its 20th issue of Land Times. This milestone edition emphasizes the role of civil society in identifying and remedying housing and land rights problems in the context of a global pandemic. Amid this protracted crisis, events and developments in the Middle

Brazil: Resisting Pandemic Repossessions
By: Alexander Putti, CartaCapital
06 August 2020
On Monday, 10 August, representatives of urban and rural popular movements and parliamentary fronts for urban reform and human rights met virtually with the president of the Chamber of Deputies, Rodrigo Maia, to ask for the vote on the bills 1975/2020 and 827/2020 that suspend the removal and reintegration actions

Land Redistribution has become ‘Elite Capture’
By: Moira Levy, Illustrator: Anastasya Eliseeva, Newfarme.com
06 August 2020
South Africa’s land reform programme was supposed to ensure that the impoverished get to own and work the land. Now, only the politically connected and economically included are benefitting. he majority of actual beneficiaries of land reform to date are from the urban middle class, according to the Institute for Poverty,

Occupied Kashmir: "India learned from Israel"
By: Dawn
05 August 2020
Youm-e-Istehsal Kashmir: India learned how to change regional demography from Israel, says President Alvi   As Pakistan marks one year to the revocation of Indian-occupied Kashmir`s special status, President Arif Alvi on Wednesday lashed out against New Delhi for its ongoing oppression of Kashmiris, saying that "India has learned how to

USA: Eviction Wave as Moratoriums End
By: Regina Garcia Cano and Michael Casey/AP
04 August 2020
Wave of evictions expected as moratoriums end in many states     BALTIMORE— Kelyn Yanez used to clean homes during the day and wait tables at night in the Houston area before the coronavirus. But the mother of three lost both jobs in March because of the pandemic and now is facing eviction.   The

Occupied Kashmir’s Year of Exploding Memories
By: Adil Amin Akhoon, Sharafat Ali, Foreign Policy
02 August 2020
In Kashmir, a Year of Exploding Memories A year after the state’s special status was revoked, peace remains a distant hope.     SRINAGAR, Jammu and Kashmir—Over the past year, life in Indian-administered Kashmir has grown markedly more challenging. On 5 August 2019, New Delhi revoked Article 370—which had guaranteed a measure of autonomy

Peru: HIC Examines SDG Process
By: Silvia de los Ríos - CIDAP
31 July 2020
In July 2020, the Voluntary National Review of Peru about advances toward the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the 2030 Agenda was presented at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York, that was organized by the UN Department of the Economic and

USA: Mass Evictions to Hit People of Color Hardest
By: Camilo Maldonado, Forbes
29 July 2020
  Update: mass evictions set to begin - communities of color to be hardest hit     NEW YORK, NEW YORK—During a Monday interview on Fox Business, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow backtracked his comments made Sunday and clarified that the eviction moratorium extension would be for mortgages in forbearance.   With regards

2019 Deadliest Year for Land Defenders
By: Al Jazeera
29 July 2020
`More dangerous every day`: Land rights defenders killings surge Colombia and the Philippines account for more than half those killed in 2019, with Indigenous people at greatest risk.At least 212 people were killed last year while defending their land from being taken over by industry, Global Witness said on Wednesday, making

Zimbabwe to Compensate White Farmers $3.5b
By: Reuters/SABCNews
29 July 2020
Zimbabwe agrees to pay $3.5 billion compensation to white farmers     The agreement signed at President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s State House offices in Harare showed white farmers would be compensated for infrastructure on the farms and not the land itself, as per the national constitution.   Zimbabwe agreed on Wednesday to pay $3.5 billion in

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