Webinar: PluriLand: Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes

14.08.2020 16:30 - English

Rachel Sieder (CIESAS, Mexico City), Jackie Dugard (University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg), Tatiana Alfonso (ITAM, Mexico City), Mekonnen Firew (University of Missouri), Namita Wahi (Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi)

Launch of new LawTransform project PluriLand which will run from August 2020 to 2023 and aims to develop a theory of land rights claiming in plural legal regimes through cross-regional investigation of conflicts over land affecting the land rights of vulnerable communities. Despite the protection of indigenous, traditional and/or communal land rights in many legal systems, such conflicts are rapidly escalating across the globe and are often highly transnational. Yet our knowledge about the mobilization and traction of protective land regimes remains fragmented, localized and weakly theorized.

PluriLand will build on and extend current theoretical knowledge about sociolegal mobilization over land claims, determining: how this is related to different kinds of threats; the impacts of the balance of national and international legal sites and frames on both processes of legal mobilization and intra-group dynamics; and the importance of context in processes of legal mobilization.

PluriLand will undertake a profoundly interdisciplinary comparative study of plural land claims and legal regimes and their intragroup effects across six countries – South Africa, Ethiopia, India, Brazil, Guatemala, and Colombia.

Watch the webinar on YouTube.

Chair and project coordinator:

Rachel Sieder
(CIESAS, Mexico City)

South Africa case:

Jackie Dugard
(University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg)

Colombia case:

Tatiana Alfonso
(ITAM, Mexico City)

Ethiopia case:

Mekonnen Firew
(University of Missouri)

India case:

Namita Wahi
(Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi)

Photo by
Lucian Dachman
on Unsplash.

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Event info.

Bergen Global
Jekteviksbakken 31, Bergen

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