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PUBLIC INTEREST LEGAL SERVICES IN SOUTH AFRICA: PROJECT REPORT

This is a study by and for the public interest legal services sector. It was implemented by the Socio-Economic Rights Institute of South Africa (SERI), which is one of the nation’s leading public interest law NGOs, with a significant track record of human rights research and collaborative work with a wide array of actors within […]

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PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION; BOON OR BANE?

Objective of this study: To study the origin of the concept of Public Interest Litigation. To study the evolution and development of Public Interest Litigation in India To discuss the instances of successful adjudication of rights of people through the advent of Public Interest Litigations in India To study the cases of misuse of Public […]

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SAVING UGANDA’S RAINFORESTS USING PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION

Abstract: In August 2011, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced that he planned to give away part of Mabira rainforest to a sugar corporation to grow a sugarcane plantation and enhance sugar production in the country… This Note argues that the Ugandans opposed to the give-away of forest land to private companies can bring public interest […]

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RENEGOTIATING CUSTOMARY TENURE REFORM (UGANDA)

This article explores land reform that integrates statutory and customary tenure. It examine what this implies for tenure security of customary landholders. Land reform inevitably feeds into institutional multiplicity and competition, and serves as a venue for the renegotiation of land governing authorities and regulations. In Uganda, through such reform, customary authorities are delegitimised and […]

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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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