Conflicts and disputes over land and natural resources are common in fragile and conflict-affected areas. Conflict often has the effect of breaking down traditional systems governing the ownership of land and use of natural resources and post-conflict governments have historically struggled to provide their citizens with security of tenure. Marginalised groups such as women and displaced people are disproportionately affected by this trend. LAW works with governments through various dispute resolution mechanisms to improve the ability of marginalised people to know and exercise their rights relating to land.
Click here to read LAW’s report on the Harmonisation of the Legal Systems Resolving Land Disputes in Somaliland and Puntland, written in conjunction with UN Habitat.