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Sentence C-035/16 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Alberto Castilla et al v. Colombia)

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Sentence C-035/16 of the Constitutional Court of Colombia (Alberto Castilla et al v. Colombia):

Citizens presented constitutional claims against several provisions of the laws that approved the 2010-2014 National Development Plan (Law 1450 of 2011) and the 2014-2018 National Development Plan (Law 1753 of 2015).  

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Inter-American Court of Human Rights -- Advisory Opinion (OC-23/17)

On 7 February 2018, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACtHR or Court) published an Advisory Opinion and explained that “[t]his Opinion constitutes one of the first opportunities this Court has had to address, in an extended manner, the state obligations that arise from the need to protect the environment under the American Convention[.]”

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Maniwa v. Malijiwi

Maniwa v. Malijiwi [2014] PGNC 25
National Court of Papua New Guinea

Un grupo de propietarios tradicionales pidió la revisión judicial de una Concesión Especial para la Agricultura y el Comercio (SABL, por sus siglas en inglés) otorgada por el Ministro de Tierras y Planificación a un promotor de palma de aceite.  La concesión de 99 años permitía al promotor rozar la tierra, cosechar y vender la madera, y sembrar palma de aceite. 

Spanish

Maniwa v. Malijiwi

Maniwa v. Malijiwi [2014] PGNC 25
National Court of Papua New Guinea

A group of customary landowners sought judicial review of a Special Agriculture and Business Lease (SABL) issued by the Minister for Lands and Physical Planning to an oil palm plantation developer.  The 99-year lease allowed the developer to clear land, harvest and sell logs, and plant oil palm. The landowners alleged that their land had been acquired by the state without proper consent and prior consultation, in violation of the Land Act.    

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