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UNITED STATES. FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT (FCPA)

(Amended as of 2004) The FCPA’s anti-bribery provisions can apply to conduct both inside and outside the United States. Prosecutions may arise for using the U.S. mails or any means or instrumentality of interstate commerce in furtherance of a corrupt payment to a foreign official.

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UNITED STATES. RACKETEER INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS (“RICO”) ACT

Passed in 1970, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) is a federal law designed to combat organized crime in the United States. It allows prosecution and civil penalties for racketeering activity performed as part of an ongoing criminal enterprise. Such activity may include illegal gambling, bribery, kidnapping, murder, money laundering, counterfeiting, embezzlement, drug […]

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SECURING FORESTS, SECURING RIGHTS

Securing Forests, Securing rights (2014): Report of the International Workshop on Deforestation and the Rights of Forest Peoples, Held in Palangka Raya, Indonesia, March 2014. Report available on website of Forest Peoples Programme.

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TIRANA DECLARATION 2011

Tirana Declaration (2011): Securing land access for the poor in times of intensified natural resources competition. Declaration made at a conference of the National Federation of Communal Forests and Pastures of Albania (NFCFPA), Tirana, 24-26 May 2011.

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GUIDE TO PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION IN KENYA

This is a Kenya-specific toolbox for public interest litigators. It provides detailed conceptual and practical guidance on various options for public interest litigators to use the law and courts to develop on-going and future public and policy discourses in Kenya. This Handbook is unique for its focus on the unfolding governance realities in Kenya. It […]

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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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BUSINESS ANTI-CORRUPTION PORTAL: LEGISLATION

A useful and practical source of anti-corruption legislation. Provides a quick and practical breakdowns of key anti-corruption legislation and companion compliance guides. Provides introductions to legislation and links to full text for a range of countries, as well as international agreements. “Policies, training, due diligence, communication, and more. Together and automated”. This online commercial source […]

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BASE DE DONNEES GENRE ET DROIT A LA TERRE (FAO)

La base de données Genre et le droit à la terre (GLRD) de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) a lancé une version améliorée de son site Internet afin d’accroître la sensibilisation sur les questions foncières entre les sexes à l’échelle mondiale. Le site révisé offre des informations de base sur la […]

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GENDER AND LAND RIGHTS DATABASE (FAO)

The Gender and Land Rights Database (GLRD) was launched by FAO in 2010 to highlight the major political, legal and cultural factors that influence the realisation of women’s land rights throughout the world. It also serves as a platform to address, discuss and provide information about gender and land issues with the support of 84 […]

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AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS CASE LAW ANALYSER (IHRDA)

The Caselaw Analyser was developed together with the Institute for Human Rights and Development in Africa (IHRDA). It contains the case law from all regional African human rights mechanisms. The Caselaw Analyser is a web-based system for human rights litigators to research caselaw in order to prepare their cases. It allows them to easily browse […]

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