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The Land Struggles Series

Realizing the right to land is critical to addressing current interlinked crises. This publication shows the importance of implementing a human rights framework and putting land at the center of public and climate policies.


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Case Studies


The Failure of Land Reform

In a country where the level of land concentration is extremely high, land has become the most precious right

A Successful Social Struggle

Peasant communities successfully mobilized to implement the Tenure Guidelines and secure their customary rights, including those of women and youth
South Africa

The Nature Conservation Fortress

In the name of conservation, human and customary tenure rights are violated

Financialization of Housing

Residents fight against investment funds speculating in the housing market

Women’s Rights and Occupation

Palestinian women face deprivation of their land rights due to occupation and patriarchy

Land Speculation and War

Ukrainian peasants are not only dealing with damages caused by war; they are also under pressure from corporations hungry to control Ukraine's productive land

Digitalization of Land Tenure

Digitalization of land records presents a number of challenges related to the power tied to control of data assets
The Philippines

Criminalization of Peasants’ Struggles

Land and environmental defenders face continuous harassment, violent intimidation and legal criminalization for resisting corporations and the state

Eviction Under The Guise of Ecosystem Protection 

Indigenous land of the Maasai is seized in the name of profit and ‘conservation’

The Injustice of Carbon Markets 

Land is increasingly being grabbed for carbon removal and offsets leading to displacement, conflicts and financialization of nature