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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAWS BY COUNTRY (WIKIPEDIA)

Over 95 countries around the world have implemented some form of freedom of information legislation. This article in Wikipedia provides a list of the countries with Freedom of Information Laws. The relevant legislation is cited, and a link provided where the legislation in question is available online (not always the case). Some commentary provided, but […]

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MATERNITY LEAVE CONTRACT TEMPLATE

This contract template is provided in Word format (docx), suitable for downloading and customising to individual requirements. It is intended to provide all the legal clauses considered necessary to a maternity leave contract and should therefore be used by women’s rights advocates to assess proposed employment conditions for women. Offered by “Printable Contracts” website

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FARM LEASE CONTRACT TEMPLATE

Farm lease contract template.  Click to download. Format: Word docx. (Contract originally from “Printable contract” website ). This contract template is provided in Word format (docx), suitable for downloading and customising to individual requirements. It is intended to provide all the legal clauses considered necessary to a land leasing, while allowing individuals to adapt specifics to their own […]

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LAND SALE CONTRACT TEMPLATE

This contract template is provided in various formats (pdf, doc) suitable for downloading and customising to individual requirements. It is intended to provide all the legal clauses considered necessary to a land sale, while allowing individuals to adapt specifics to their own needs.

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INEQUALITY AND SOCIAL CONFLICT OVER LAND IN AFRICA

The  paper  proposes  that  reports  of  pervasive  competition  and  conflict  overland in sub-Saharan Africa belie a current image of negotiable and adaptive customary systems of landholding and land use but, instead, reveal processes of exclusion, deepening social divisions and class formation. Cases of ambiguous and indeterminate outcomes among claimants over land do occur, but the […]

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FOREST PEOPLES PROGRAMME (FPP)

Mission Forest Peoples Programme défend les droits des peuples qui vivent dans les forêts et en tirent leur subsistance. Nous oeuvrons à créer un espace politique qui permette aux peuples des forêts de sauvegarder leurs droits, contrôler leurs terres et de décider eux-mêmes de leur avenir. Objectifs Assurer la reconnaissance des droits et des intérêts […]

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INTERNATIONAL LAND COALITION (ILC)

With a network of 152 member organizations in 54 countries, ILC works to secure and protect the land rights of individuals, especially women and indigenous peoples. ILC not only features good practices occurring around the world, but they also offer leadership, educational, and networking opportunities. Every two years, ILC hosts the Global Land Forum, which […]

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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ADVOCATES NETWORK (FOIAnet)

The Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) is an international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information. FOIAnet runs a discussion list for news and debate on the right of access to information; there are currently over 700 individuals on this list, including civil society representatives, lawyers, […]

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GUIDE TO CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS WORKING ON DEMOCRATIC GOVERNANCE

The Guide, compiled by UNDP (the United Nations’ global development network), offers a snapshot of more than 300 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working on democratic governance at the global and regional levels. It provides information on CSOs across UNDP’s seven priority democratic governance areas or Service Lines 3. These are: Policy Support to Democratic Governance […]

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SAFE: SUPORTING ACCESS TO JUSTICE, FOSTERING EQUITY AND PEACE

SAFE: Supporting Access to Justice, Fostering Equity and Peace   (USAID-SAFE Programme), a five-year development program (2012 – 2017), aims to strengthen the Government of Uganda’s (GoU) capacity with respect to peace building and conflict mitigation. The SAFE Program supports a core set of activities in two component areas: “Access to Justice” and “Peace and […]

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