"Land grabbing" in Africa: An emerging legal framework highlights a lack of accountability for the UK's role in the violation of land rights
20 January 2015
Last month, in honour of Human Rights Day on the 8th of December, the London law firm Leigh Day hosted an event entitled "'Land Grabs,' Human Rights, and the UK." Rebecca Marlin, MRG's legal Fellow, reports back.
"The event was well-attended and fostered a stimulating discussion of the very important issue of "land grabbing", a term used to describe the seizure of land belonging to or inhabited by indigenous people, farmers, and those living in informal urban settlements, by governments and non-state actors for commercial exploitation."