The project has three main objectives:
- 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.
- Assess the use and adaptation of international norms by local communities to access land, claim land or reject development affecting their land; and
- Apply interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives to advocate for more socially-just interpretations of property in land.
It does this through 4 interrelated subprojects:
- Placing property (Amanda Byer, Postdoctoral Researcher)
- Complicating property (Sonya Cotton, PhD candidate)
- Engaging property (Raphael Ng’etich, PhD candidate)
- Expanding property (Amy Strecker, Principal Investigator)