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What Rights? A Comparative Analysis of Developing Countries National Legislation on Community and Indigenous Peoples Forest Tenure Rights

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Type: Book
Author: Rights and Resources Initiative
Publisher: Rights and Resources Initiative
Location: Washington, DC
Date: 2012
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10535/7951
Sector: Forestry
Social Organization
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Subject(s): indigenous institutions
forestry
land tenure and use
community forestry
Abstract: "This report presents a legal analysis of the national legislation that relates to Indigenous Peoples' and communities' forest tenure rights at a global scale by assessing whether the legal systems of 27 of the most forested developing countries of the world recognize the rights of Indigenous Peoples and communities to access, withdraw, manage, exclude and alienate to forest resources and land. The countries included in this study are home to 2.2 billion rural people and include approximately 75% of the forests in the developing world."

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