Monday, March 30, 2015
RESOURCES: Community Land Rights CaseBase
As global demand for land and resources rises, dispossession of community land is increasing. Lawyers and front line legal advocates are stepping forward to defend communities’ rights, yet often struggle to find supportive legal precedent.
To address this need to help legal advocates find supportive legal precedent to defend communities’ land rights, Namati has created the Community Land Rights CaseBase. CaseBase is the first free, online, searchable database of case law from around the world relevant to community land and natural resource rights.
While Namait and their team will be constantly seeking and uploading new case law, the growth of CaseBase depends on participation by lawyers and advocates around the world. Please join them in using the database, adding comments and updates, submitting cases, and helping to spread the word.