Forests in California have changed dramatically during the 20th century. Shifts in forest structure including densification, declines in large trees and tree basal area have altered the function, productivity, and resilience of modern day forests. Attributing these changes to specific drivers is increasingly important for effective management of healthy and productive forests.

Tribal peoples in Manipur have been maintaining their commons under customary law. Interacting with outsiders has always led to the contestation of their customs, traditions, and beliefs. Tribal societies continue to administer their villages under customary law on the tenet of equity. Their law has even resisted the policies of Manipuri kings and the British administration. In the present day, tribal customary law stands challenged by the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act, 1960.

This advocacy document puts forth policy recommendations and introduces an implementation framework based on the findings of the report titled “East African Community regional integration: Trade and gender implications” (UNCTAD, 2018).

This report presents the economic, trade, and gender profiles of partner states of the East African Community (EAC) within the context of regional integration, and analyses the impact of EAC regional integration on women’s well-being with a focus on women’s employment. Both descriptive and quantitative analyses are used to this end.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M/s. Geomysore Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. & Others Vs M/s. Hutti Goldmines Co. Ltd. & Others dated 08/05/2018 regarding reservation of lands for government companies or corporations owned and controlled by the State Government under section 17A (2) of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957. There are gold mines in the State of Karnataka and parties are litigating in respect of their rights to exploit those mines.

A group under Women for Land Rights in Liberia yesterday presented a petition to Lofa County Senator George T.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Wildlife First Vs Ministry of Forest And Environment & Others dated 18/04/2018 regarding claims under Forest Rights Act 2006, India. Several states have failed to file their affidavits in this matter in spite of having 4 weeks time. Apex Court imposes a cost of Rs. 50,000 on the states of Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and directs all the states to take the matter seriously.

Women, Business and the Law (WBL) measures gender inequality in the law. The dataset identifies barriers to women's economic participation and encourages the reform of discriminatory laws.

The theoretical concepts “urban informality,” “periphery,” and “everyday state,” primarily emerging from the “new geographies” of the Global South, are used to make sense of the complicated state–society interactions leading to the transformation of land at the rural–urban interface of the postcolonial metropolitan capital of Delhi. The history of land development in a village called Khora is examined, which, located at the intersection of Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad, has transformed from a sparsely populated village in 1971 to one of the densest “unauthorised colonies” in Asia in 2011.

India was a pioneer in recognising special protections for her tribal or indigenous peoples in the Constitution, recognising their distinctive cultural, social, and economic identity from that of the mainstream Indian society and that they needed some protection from exploitation by the mainstream.

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