LAP Land Rights Free Webinar: Lawyers, Land Transactions and Human Rights. Tuesday 16 June 2020, 1900-2015

Join LAP for a discussion on the impacts of agricultural investments on human rights and the responsibility of lawyers advising on such transactions Lawyers advising on agricultural investments have duties to advise their clients not only about the transactions in question, but also on the responsibility of business to prevent,… Read more

Report on Indigenous Leaders Listening Session: The Flourishing Diversity Series

As part of the Flourishing Diversity Series, Lawyers Against Poverty hosted a Listening Session regarding indigenous land rights at Simmons & Simmons on 11 September 2019. The Flourishing Diversity Series The Flourishing Diversity Series provided a unique opportunity to listen, learn, and communicate with indigenous leaders from across the world…. Read more

Making Land Rights a Reality

Land sustains life and is an essential economic resource. As soon as rights to land are threatened, so are the livelihoods and lives of the women, men and communities depending on it. Across the world today, 2.5 billion women and men depend on indigenous and community lands covering more than… Read more

The Fight Continues

In 2011, 769 indigenous families were accused of occupying land belonging to Chabil Utzaj (a sugar mill) and evicted by force from Polochic Valley in Guatemala. Years went by and nothing came of the commitment made by Otto Perez Molina, President of Guatemala at that time, to restore the land… Read more

Land But No Freedom

Oxfam has written a report exposing the exploitation of banana farmers in the Philippines: “Land But No Freedom: Debt, Poverty and Human Suffering in the Philippine Banana Trade”. Bananas can be harvested at all times and are consequently of very significant economic value. In fact, they are among the most… Read more