Liberians Plan Sit-in to Pressure Weah to Protect Land Rights
Chiefs across Liberia are petitioning lawmakers while activists prepare for a sit-in protest to secure ancestral land rights, regarded as key to averting renewed bloodshed in the resource-rich country.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 26 April 2018
"We are trying to reach out directly to the president" Read more »
More than half of Liberia's 4.3 million people live on land held under customary tenure, which provides traditional rights to land but is not secured or recognised by legal title, said the United States Agency for International Development.
Observer, 23 April 2018
The UN Security Council has emphasized the need for the Liberian government to make "expanded efforts to address the root causes of conflict, reinvigorate reconciliation processes,… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 3 April 2018
Will Liberia's new president protect and promote the land rights of indigenous and vulnerable communities? Read more »
Observer, 29 March 2018
"The Senate will treat as a paramount national priority the passage of the Land Rights Act, Local Government Act, proposed Amendment to the Constitution and Civil Service Reform… Read more »
The draft Land Rights Act, which would acknowledge customary rights to land, was submitted to the Senate in 2014. Read more »