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Collective Litigation of Environmental Rights in Colombia: An Empirical Study

This paper presents the results of an empirical study that systematized environmental judicial opinions handed down by Colombia’s highest administrative Court —Consejo de Estado— over …

Tribal marginalization in India: Social exclusion and protective law

At the time of independence, India used protective law to address fears that its tribal majority regions would be marginalized vis-a-vis the larger, more developed states of …

Tribal Representation & Local Land Governance in India

 A case study from the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya In India, the Schedule Tribes have remained on the fringes of growth, but less so in …

Land Acquisition in India: A Review of Supreme Court Cases (1950-2016)

The CPR Land Rights Initiative Report is the first comprehensive country wide study of land acquisition disputes before the Supreme Court since India’s independence. The Report analyses these disputes along various …

Enforcement of water rights

This brief explores whether the 2010 UN Resolution that explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation (HRtWS) has been followed by changes in …

Projects

Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?

Water is essential to all aspects of human life. It is vital for public health, an essential component of national and local economies and a …

Land Rights, Environmental Protection and Inclusive Development within India’s Federal System

India faces serious challenges in constructing development paths that are socially inclusive, ecologically sustainable and politically feasible. The main goal of the research project is to …

Climate Change Discourse, Rights, and the Poor

Climate change as a scientific issue is now a widely accepted global challenge. Narratives of climate change are becoming central to development discourse, and increasingly …