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Rights to land and natural resources, by Michel Merlet

When we look at access to land
and security of tenure, we talk
about formal ‘ownership titles’,
‘informal written contracts’ and
oral agreements between various
parties. The rights and rights
holders concerned are not usually
specified—something that often
leads to misunderstandings and
even conflict.

This paper aims to help fill this
gap by proposing a clear, simple
method for characterising rights
to land and natural resources
and holders of land rights that
can easily be applied in different
cultures and legal systems all
over the world.

Crédits: AK-Project