India Forest Rights Act
Parliament of India 2006
Towards 2006, the Government of India initiated a strong and progressive policy in order to protect traditional communities and their forest rights, which is reflected in two fundamental documents for the legal recognition of the indigenous peoples’ rights of forestry and the population that lives in forests, which should allow some of the injustices caused by the current forest laws to be corrected.
The Forest Rights Act of December 2006, which recognizes the rights to the forest to registered tribes and other traditional forest inhabitants.
The law is accompanied by the document ‘A Guide to the Forest Rights Act: Campaign for Survival and Dignity’, which describes the law in detail and explains how to apply it and use it.
See the comment of the Survival NGO
Global Diversity Foundation. India Forest Rights Act [On-line]. 2006. <http://www.global-diversity.org/resource/india-forest-rights-act> [Consulted: 25 August 2015].