Land Rights

Land is a vital asset to individuals and communities around the world. When land is threatened due to discriminatory practices, conflict, corruption, unsustainable development, forced evictions or land confiscations, environmental degradation, or other factors, individuals and communities suffer. This often manifests in civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights violations, and in distinctive impacts on women and men. Human Rights Watch researches a wide range of human rights violations related to land, and advocates for rights-respecting land policies and practices.