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Land rights

Conflicts over land are multiplying worldwide, fuelled by various factors as speculation, land concentration or large-scale investments in land. Land is grabbed by powerful elites or business actors, often without benefit for local land users.


Analysis 43: Land Acquisitions and Their Impacts on Peace, Security and Stability

This report reveals the links between land acquisitions, human rights abus-es, violence and long-term conflicts, with reference to various country case studies. It identifies areas where ac-tion is needed and draws conclusions of relevance to further practical and political work on land, investment and food security. Its aim is to raise awareness of the need for conflict-sensitive action and for consideration of the long-term implications for peace and conflict.

pdf | Analysis 43 | 1 MB


Analysis 64: The Weakest Should not Bear the Risk

Following the financial and food crisis in 2008 the phenomenon of land grabbing through large-scale investments in land leading to forcible displacement of rural population, increasing their food insecurity and disregarding Human Rights became a hot topic on the global agenda. The most important question is which sort and form of investment is needed and by whom?

pdf | Analysis 64 | 3 MB


Analysis 60: Land Rights Matter! Anchors to Reduce Land Grabbing, Dispossession and Displacement

A Comparative Study of Land Rights Systems in Southeast Asia and the Potential of National and International Legal Frameworks and Guidelines

pdf | Analysis 60 | 1 MB


Facts 45: Getting prepared for the Voluntary Guidelines on Land?

Context and Actors in the Sierra Leone Land Sector

pdf | Facts 45 | 589 KB

epub | Facts 45 | 2 MB


VGGT from a Gender Perspective

Women need access to productive resources, education, health, income and employment in an environment free of violence in order to realise their human rights and attain gender equality. Considering the importance that secure land and property rights have for the lives of women and girls, Bread for the World and Oxfam welcome the fact that the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forest in the Context of National Food Security” (VGGT) address gender equality. In this study a gender perspective is applied to the guidelines and the connections regarding gender issues are identified. The study provides evidence that the guidelines acknowledge the importance of gender equality in land tenure in all activities related to the responsible governance of tenure.

pdf | English Version | 592 KB


Land and Conflict Prevention

How integrated solutions can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

pdf | FriEnt Study 07/2019 | 9 MB


Analysis 97: Conflict Dynamics and the Belt and Road Initiative

Ignoring Conflict on the “Road to Peace”

pdf | Analysis 97 | 4 MB