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June 27, 2018

New Paralegal Practitioner’s Guide on Citizenship Rights

by Namati in Citizenship, Community Paralegals / Grassroots Legal Advocates, Namati News, Resources & Research

Around the world, 1.1 billion people lack legal identity documentation, such as birth certificates, ID cards, and passports that can help prove their nationality or entitlement to citizenship. Without proof of citizenship, these individuals cannot vote, access health care, or go to school. Some are even left stateless or at risk of becoming so. Citizenship is…

June 9, 2017

Podcast: Unpacking Research on Environmental Justice

by Namati in Environment, Resources & Research

Manju Menon is director of Namati and Centre for Policy Research‘s Environmental Justice program. In the 16th episode of CPR’s podcast ThoughtSpace, Richa Bansal talks to Menon to unpack her research, including the context; how the research is put into action on the ground through training personnel to find solutions; and the impact this action…

August 1, 2016

Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…

April 13, 2016

Namati contributes to FAO Technical Guide on legal dimensions of responsible governance of tenure

by Marena Brinkhurst in Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

The latest technical guide on the responsible governance of tenure from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) focuses on the legal dimensions of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure for Land, Fisheries and Forests at the national level. Rachael Knight, Director of Namati’s Community Land Protection Program, was one of the main authors…

April 5, 2016

Gendered aspects of land rights in Myanmar: Evidence from paralegal casework

by Namati in Land & Natural Resources, Namati News, Resources & Research, Women

Namati has published a new policy brief on the gendered aspects of land rights. It is our hope that Myanmar’s national reforms and the implementation of the country’s new National Land Use Policy can grow from the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens. Namati and our partners assist farmers in Myanmar to claim their land…

February 23, 2016

The Community Land Protection Facilitator’s Guide

by Namati's Community Land Protection Team in Community Land Protection, Resources & Research

Namati’s Community Land Protection Facilitator’s Guide is a step-by-step, practical “how to” manual for grassroots advocates working to help communities protect their customary claims and rights to land and natural resources. After years of working with partner organizations around the world to support communities to protect their land rights, Namati has developed a comprehensive, five-part approach…

January 19, 2016

New book on protecting community lands and resources in Africa from Namati and Natural Justice

by Marena Brinkhurst in Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

In 2013, a group of 20 expert advocates from across Africa gathered for a three-day symposium to share experiences and practical strategies for effectively supporting communities to protect their lands and natural resources. The symposium illuminated many similarities between the types of threats to communities’ land and natural resource claims, as well as underlying factors that drive and exacerbate…

December 1, 2015

Using the Law to Defend Indigenous Lands: New Video from ‘Territories of Life’

by Marena Brinkhurst in Environment, Land & Natural Resources, Resources & Research

Territories of Life is a series of videos produced by LifeMosaic to shares stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the frontline of the global rush for land. The latest video, ‘Using The Law‘, examines strategies for using national, regional and international law to fight against the takeover of indigenous lands. The 12-minute video looks at three legal cases in…

June 15, 2015

Report: CZMAs and Coastal Environments

by Manju Menon in Environment, Namati News, Resources & Research

Namati’s Environmental Justice Program and its Indian partner, the Centre for Policy Research, have completed a three year study of India’s Coastal Zone Management Authorities. The report highlights weaknesses in the functioning of India’s oldest and most important environmental protection system. Coastal Zone Management Authorities (CZMAs) were first constituted in all coastal states of India in 1998. This…

April 22, 2015

New International Legal Support for Resource Justice Organizations

by Marena Brinkhurst in Community Land Protection, Global Legal Empowerment Network, Resources & Research

The rising global appetite for natural resources has made community land protection an urgent challenge of our time. In the week when we celebrate our shared planet for Earth Day, now is a fitting time to think of the millions whose lands and environment are being harmed by escalating resource exploitation – and consider how…

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