Land Rights

Free, Prior and informed Consent for Land rights, Environmental protection and Human Rights Defense

Free, prior and informed consent FPIC can be understood as one of the main achievements of indigenous movements, overcoming the old mentality that considered indigenous peoples as unable to decide their own future. It’s common in international law. The standard is a critical component of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. …

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Nebbi and Zombo: New evidence shows worsening human rights violation against the indigenous peoples by National Forestry Authority (NFA)

New evidence shows that the National Forest Authority of Uganda is involved in various abuse of Indigenous people’s rights to ownership and utilization of land and forests resources in the districts of Zombo and Nebbi in the Albertine region of Uganda. It’s alleged that in many places within the region NFA continued to use lethal …

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Forests guards (Rangers ) are accused of violating and abusing human rights of Indigenous community in and within Budongo Forest 

A resident of Karongo village in Masindi district told Ngetha Media Association for Peace that there are too many concerns regarding the manner in which the Budongo Forest guards/rangers are treating community members in and within the Forest. Community members are being denied access to forest resources. He claimed that for him being a disabled person …

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Ngetha Media Association for Peace conducted Focus Group Discussion with Hoima Based at risk Environmental Human rights Defenders in Hoima district.

Yesterday the 9th/Feb/2019 Ngetha Media Association for Peace conducted a Focus group session for 10 Environmental Human Rights Defenders in #Hoima on-device security. The activity is part of the Ngetha Media Association for Peace mission of providing digital and holistic security training to a network of EHRD’s in the Albertine region where EHRD’s lack safety …

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The communities of Ngwedu in Buliisa district are preparing to wage a lengthy legal battle with French Oil giant Total E&P and the government of Uganda over the rights to their land and property entitlement

On the 23 of January 2019, a group of lawyers led by Ngetha Media Association for Peace and Environmental Defenders Law Center EDLC alongside Ngetha Media Association for Peace team of researchers and activists conversant with the area as well as its key people set off for Ngwedu- Buliisa District in the Albertine region. The delegations …

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Land and Human rights Education, advocacy and Legal Defense in Support of Environment and Rural Activists in Uganda

Uganda is going to witness one of the largest ever conversions of land into oil mining project. Oil and Gas exploratory and drilling activities in the Albertine graben if not carefully scrutinized will not bring prosperity but rather persisting social unrest, severe human rights violations, clear cutting of virgin forest, loss of biodiversity, genetic erosion …

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Bandung Declaration 2018: Indigenous leaders called on world governments to urgently uphold their obligations to protect Land and Environmental Defenders.

“We, Members of the International Land Coalition (ILC), on the 27th of September 2018, gathered in Bandung, Indonesia, for our Assembly of Members, following the Global Land Forum under the kind hosting of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Global Land Forum National Organizing Committee. We represent over 250 civil society and …

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Land grabbing and human rights violations- Emerging issues from Ngetha Media Association and Lake Albert Social Network Radio Talk show.

Ngetha Media  Association for Peace held radio Talk shows to educate the communities in Albertine graben on the challenges and impacts that oil discovery and drilling has and will continue to cause to the surrounding communities and also proposing ways on how they can be mitigated. The talk shows were part of Ngetha Media Association …

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