A state obligation to allot land to minorities?
Land rights are an important, but underexplored aspect of international law. Although a general right to land has been discussed for several years and appears to slowly take shape (see Chapters 6 &...
India’s mosque that was and temple that will be
“Mandir mein, masjid mein tu aur tu hi hai imaano mein” [You're there in the temples, in the mosques, and in all belief]. These lyrics, performed in a musical ode to the eternal sentiment of love a...
Land and identity
“There will be chaos if our identity is compromised”. This statement by Mehbooba Mufti, former Chief Minister of the Indian State of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), shows that the long-simmering confl...
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The Human Right to Land
"Land rights are not typically perceived to be a human rights issue“, as legal scholar Jeremie Gilbert observes. This is surprising, given the vital importance of land, a finite resource, for a var...