The project has three main objectives:

  1. Analyse the synergies and antagonisms between different spheres of international law affecting access to land and assess the impact of these areas on domestic practice.           
  2. Assess the use and adaptation of international norms by local communities to access land, claim land or reject development affecting their land; and
  3. Apply interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives to advocate for more socially-just interpretations of property in land.

It does this through 5 interrelated subprojects focusing on international (and regional) law, and its role in Ireland, the Caribbean, Kenya and Southern Africa.