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Asia Society & Cato Institute Host Landesa for Two Briefings on Chinese Land Rights

Landesa continues to provide high level briefings to our colleagues engaged in policy issues from China. Landesa founder Roy Prosterman and Landesa attorney Zhu Keliang presented at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. and at the Asia Society in New York on the status of land rights in China.

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May 09, 2011

UW School of Law Tribute to Roy Prosterman

University of Washington Law School honored Landesa founder Roy Prosterman, at a special ceremony yesterday. Kellye Testy, dean of the UW school of law and Bill Gates, Sr. praised Prosterman’s leadership and spoke about his legacy of demonstrating how law can and should be used as a tool to battle global poverty.

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May 06, 2011

Paralegals Bringing Legal Aid to Women in India

An ambitious new campaign aims to bring land rights, stability, security, and opportunity to 43,000 poor and landless women and their families in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Training hundreds of paralegals to help thousands of women gain control over their land.

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May 04, 2011

Landesa Weighs in on the Threat of Land Takings in China

An Op-ed by Landesa Founder Roy Prosterman and Gao Yu, Landesa's China Country Director, ran in the South China Morning Post and argues for laws to be strengthened around land rights for poor farmers in China. The article is about the need to strengthen land rights to protect farmers in China.

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April 04, 2011

The China Daily Cites Landesa Survey Findings

An article in The China Daily states the case that if farmers are not protected from commercial land acquisitions that undermine their land rights, it will continue to create social instability and disrupt agricultural productivity. The article reports on the findings of Landesa's land rights survey of 17 provinces in China. To read the article,

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March 28, 2011