The Land Thematic Group was established in November 2015.
We seek to provide support to ongoing campaigns on land rights as well as to local and national initiatives working to strengthen protection for rights relating to land, recognising that the Sustainable Development Goals offer a useful framework, with several goals on land. The group also seeks to support relevant strategic litigation and has worked with Action 4 Justice to create easily accessible resources on land.
We also work on the role of private sector participants in the context of human rights law, the Ruggie framework and anti-corruption laws, among other areas. We are also aiming to support capacity, for example by organising seminars and conferences and working with law clinics attached to universities in regions or countries where land rights are a particular issue.