Educational Resources

Community Guide: Getting a Fair Deal from Companies and Investors

This guide is intended to support communities make an informed and participatory decision about whether or not they want to share their lands and resources with companies or investors. It is meant to help make sure that communities think carefully about if they want to share their lands and resources, and if yes, how to make sure those communities will get a fair deal in return. This guide will help foster peace between a community and company or investor through open and honest discussions.

 

Community Education Posters

These posters explain details of Sime Darby and Golden Veroleum Liberia’s concession agreements with the Government of Liberia highlighting key areas of concern related to community rights. The posters are designed to be used as educational resources for communities. They are for educational purposes only; for legal interpretations please refer to the original contracts.

Community Guide: Protecting Community Lands and Resources

The Government of Liberia has drafted a new land policy that recognizes community ownership rights over their customary lands. The Community Guide to Protecting Community Lands and Resources teaches communities how to go through the process of documenting and protecting their customary lands and natural resources. The guide uses simple, easy to follow steps to explain how communities can: harmonize and map their customary boundaries, set up local governance and decision-making structures, draft community by-laws, and manage community highlight lands and natural resources. The guide also explains how communities can solve existing land conflicts peacefully. The steps in the Community Guide were adapted to closely reflect the tenants of the Community Rights Law (CRL).

Golden Veroleum Liberia: What does the contract say?

Golden Veroleum Liberia: What does the contract say?

This brief is a simplified version of the concession agreement between the Government of Liberia and Goldren Veroleum Liberia. It highlights key areas of concern related to community rights such as provisions on land use, options for government to reclaim concession land and community development promises. It is for educational purposes only.

Sime Darby: What does the contract say?

Sime Darby: What does the contract say?

This brief is a simplified version of the concession agreement between the Government of Liberia and Sime Darby dated July 23, 2009. It highlights key areas of concern related to community rights such as provisions within the contract to resettle communities and rights over natural resources. It is for educational purposes only; for legal interpretations please refer to the original contract.