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Parliament's Passage of Liberia’s Land Rights Act Urged

An international land rights group said Liberia risks a resurgence of social conflict unless the country’s legislature approves a Land Rights Act that is moving through the parliament. The Rights and Resources Initiative has just completed a study that shows indigenous people and local communities worldwide lack legal rights to almost three quarters of their land. The group said failure to recognize land tenure for 1.5 billion people worldwide is hampering efforts to combat hunger and...

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