Friday, September 13, 2013

Honduras Grants More Than 7 Percent of Its Land to Indigenous Miskito People

The New York Times reports today that the government of Honduras has granted almost 1 million hectares (approximately 3,860 square miles) of land to the indigenous Miskito people.  The grant recognizes their traditional right to the land and according to the New York Times "represents an acknowledgement of the rights of the most neglected citizens in one of the hemisphere's poorest countries."  

Honduras follows the examples of Nicaragua, Belize, and Panama which have also handed over title to forestland to indigenous communities.

(mew)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/2013/09/miskito-people.html

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