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Session Overview
07-12: Enforcing adherence to standards for large land-based investment
Wednesday, 27/Mar/2019:
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Session Chair: Chris Jochnick, Landesa, United States of America
Location: MC C1-200

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ID: 755 / 07-12: 1
Individual Papers
Topics: Institutional innovation and private sector participation,
Keywords: private sector, investors, companies, supply chain, community engagement

Emerging Practice from the Field: Private sector action on land rights in the upstream

Donald Bryson Ogden1, Christina Healy1, Andy White1, Mark Constantine2

1Rights and Resources Initiative, United States of America; 2International Finance Corporation

The Interlaken Group is the leading multi-stakeholder effort to coordinate action between private sector, CSO, government, and community stakeholders towards transforming the supply chains of companies and investors in land-based sectors to support secure community land tenure. This presentation will describe some of the emerging lessons from Interlaken Group engagement with local companies, governments, CSOs, and IP organizations in Kenya, Malawi, Cameroon, and Indonesia to facilitate implementation of corporate commitments to support community land tenure and reform processes.

ID: 186 / 07-12: 3
Individual Papers
Topics: Large scale land acquisition: Agriculture, extractives, infrastructure
Keywords: Etranger - Accès - Contrôle - Ressources Foncières - Afrique de l'Ouest

Etranger et accès a la terre en afrique de l'ouest

Ka Ibrahima

Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale, Senegal

Dans le cadre de cette communication, nous allons, à partir d’une analyse des politiques et législations foncières des pays situés dans les espaces intégrés comme la Communauté Economique des Etats de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (CEDEAO) et l’Union Economique et Monétaire Ouest Africaine (UEMOA), aborder la problématique du traitement de l’étranger en termes d’accès et de contrôle des ressources foncières, surtout dans un contexte d’acquisition de terres à grande échelle ou d’accaparement des terres en Afrique de l’Ouest. Elle mettra en évidence le dilemme des Etats qui, d’un côté, tiennent à la consolidation des espaces intégrés en promouvant des principes de libre circulation des biens et des personnes et en misant sur le foncier comme un facteur d’intégration et de l’autre côté, à cause de l’ampleur du phénomène de la prédation foncière, certains Etats en sont revenus à limiter leurs engagements en restreignant les droits des étrangers à accéder ou à contrôler les ressources foncières.

ID: 731 / 07-12: 5
Individual Papers
Topics: Large scale land acquisition: Agriculture, extractives, infrastructure
Keywords: VGGT, CFS-RAI, UN Guiding Principles, due diligence, lawyers, land acquisition

Due diligence in land acquisition - Lawyers and their responsibilities

Margret Vidar1, Kate Cook2, Marianna Bicchieri1

1FAO, Italy; 2Matrix Chambers, UK

Lawyers have responsibilities both to respect human rights and to advise their clients on respecting human rights under the UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights, IBA human rights guidance. The human rights implications of tenure mean that human rights due diligence should also include tenure due diligence and take full account of the standards set out in the VGGT, CFS-RAI and the OECD FAO Agricultural Supply Chains Guidance. Among key issues to consider in due diligence processes is the identification of holders of legitimate tenure rights and other persons potentially affected by an investment, the establishment of a thorough and ongoing process of consultation and engagement, to avoid adverse impacts on the right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food and housing.