publication . Article . 2017

The Batwa Indigenous People in Uganda and their Detachment from Forest Livehood: Land Eviction and Social Plight

Norman Mukasa;
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  • Published: 11 Dec 2017 Journal: Deusto Journal of Human Rights (issn: 2530-4275, eissn: 2603-6002, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Deusto
Abstract
<jats:p>&lt;p&gt;With an aim of examining consequences of eviction and restriction the Batwa’s access to Bwindi and Mgahinga protected areas, the paper reviews available literature on the Batwa indigenous people’s statuses, rights and socioeconomic livelihood especially following the 1991 Bwindi and Mgahinga eviction instrument. The review indicates that their eviction exemplified failure by the government to consult, compensate and involve the Batwa community as indigenous people before expropriation of their land. Secondly, the paramilitary nature of eviction disconnected them from their forest dweller lifestyle spontaneously without a clear resettlement plan ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Batwa, indigenous people, land eviction, social plight, Bwindi and Mgahinga National Park, Jurisprudence. Philosophy and theory of law, K201-487, Comparative law. International uniform law, K520-5582, Political science, Expropriation, Eviction, Restitution, Economic growth, Socioeconomic status, Indigenous, Government, Property rights, Livelihood
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publication . Article . 2017

The Batwa Indigenous People in Uganda and their Detachment from Forest Livehood: Land Eviction and Social Plight

Norman Mukasa;