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14-08: Developing a Human Rights Based Approach to Land Governance
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Session Chair: M. Siraj Sait, University of East london, United Kingdom
How To Develop A Human Rights Based Approach To Land Governance And Land Related Project Management
M. Siraj Sait1, David Mitchell2, Jean du Plessis3
1University of East London, United Kingdom; 2RMIT, Australia; 3UN-Habitat, Kenya
Despite the absence of a dedicated human rights provision on land, new developments, interpretations and strategies at global and domestic level are recasting the nature and scope of land rights into a dynamic form. The Masterclass offers an update on the evolving formulation of human rights to land but more significantly provides practical details on how to develop a Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to land interventions as prompted by the SDGs. The implications of HRBA at programme and country level implementation to enhance effectiveness and meet objectives are interrogated. Using comparative studies of HRBA from various agencies and thematic areas, the Masterclass provides definitions, principles, checklists and action planning for HRBA in relation to land rights. HRBA strategies are discussed with reference to land governance, gender and inclusion, finance and investment and conflict and displacement. The Masterclass would interest policy makers, professionals, civil society, urban managers and project leaders.