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Land and Human Rights: Annotated Compilation of Case Law


01 December 2015


Access to land

This publication provides crucial guidance on delineating the human rights dimensions of access to and control over land. It contains an annotated collection of case law relevant to the various aspects of land and human rights, including indigenous or tribal peoples’ rights, non-discrimination and equality, and relating to explicit human rights standards. Under each judicial mechanism, cases appear in chronological order to give the reader a better understanding of the development of jurisprudence on land issues related especially to human rights in well-established and emerging areas. This compilation aims to provide clarification on the normative linkages between human rights and land through the lens of jurisprudence. While the current version may not necessarily reflect a comprehensive overview of existing jurisprudence, it will be regularly revised to include additional cases.