Adhoc Calls for Stronger Indigenous Land Rights

The government must correctly implement the Land Law and allow indigenous people greater access to collective titling of their native territories, human rights group Adhoc said yesterday in a statement. Although there is a provision in the Land Law allowing indigenous groups to obtain collective land titles, the sub-decree implementing the provision was not passed until 2009. Even now, Adhoc says, the legislation is too bureaucratic and hard for minority groups to understand.