Tanzania: EU Parliament urges European companies to apply same codes of conduct to investments outside EU to protect indigenous people threatened with displacement for agribusiness

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15 March 2015

EU Parliament calls for protection of indigenous people from displacement for agribusiness

Author: Pastoralists Indigenous Non-Govermental Organisations Forum (Tanzania)

"EU Parliament Joint Motion for Resolution on Tanzania Land Grabs"

As per a seating of the 11th March 2015, the European Union Parliament has made a joint motion for resolution on Tanzania, notably on Land grabs. Among many things, it recalls in particular that indigenous people have been granted specific forms of protection of their land rights under international law; stresses, in line with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, that any shift in land use should take place only with the free, prior and informed consent of the local communities concerned; insist that states must provide effective mechanisms for prevention of, and redress for, any action which has the aim or effect of dispossessing indigenous peoples of their lands, territories or resources...

 

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Report
11 March 2015

[PDF] European Parliament resolution on Tanzania, notably the issue of land grabbing

Author: European Parliament

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