Included or Excluded: An Analysis of the Application of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Principles in Land Grabbing Cases in Cameroon

Ashukem Jean Claude N.

Included or Excluded: An Analysis of the Application of the Free, Prior and Informed Consent Principles in Land Grabbing Cases in Cameroon
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Resource Type Scientific Paper
Language
  • English
Year 2016
Country Cameroon
Topic
  • FPIC
  • Informed Decision Making
  • Rights and Legal Framework
Complexity Moderate
Keywords
  • International Law
  • Land Access
  • Land Stewardship
  • Land Use Planning
  • UNDRIP
Written By Legal
Written For
  • Academic Institutions or Researchers
  • Leadership and Management
Description Focusing on Cameroon, this article examines instances of land grabbing in the country, with a focus on the application of the principle of FPIC. The arguments in the article are inspired by international law in which the application of the principle in the context of land grabbing serves not only to protect the rights and interests of indigenous people but is also conducive to fostering and reinforcing the land governance regime of host countries involved in such deals.
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