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