Indonesia/Tanzania/Paraguay: How indigenous people can use the law to fight the takeover of their lands

Indigenous peoples are using national, regional and international law to fight against the takeover of their lands. But what are the risks and advantages associated with going to court? In 'Using the Law', learn from communities that have used national and international law to defend their rights. This 12-minute video looks at three legal cases in Indonesia, Tanzania and Paraguay using national, regional and international law. It also looks at the advantages and drawbacks of going to court.

'Using the Law' forms part of the Territories of Life video toolkit, a series of 10 short videos that share stories of resistance, resilience and hope with communities on the frontline of the global rush for land. The toolkit aims to help spark discussions and visioning of the future, and to support indigenous peoples in their defence of their rights, territories and cultures. To learn more, visit:


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Date: 25/11/2015



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