Human Rights Based Land Governance
In 2015, the world pledged to “leave no one behind” in achieving sustainable development (Agenda 2030). Agenda 2030 is a bold collective endeavour; it is the pursuit of a world free of poverty and hunger where peaceful, just and inclusive societies protect human rights and promote gender equality. Such an ambitious pledge requires strong monitoring and review mechanisms supporting policy and programme implementation that reaches the poorest and most vulnerable.
Well-developed monitoring mechanisms that analyse governance deficits and processes of marginalisation from the perspective of the poorest and most vulnerable segments of society serve to inform measures towards implementation of the VGGT and achievement of the SDGs. This is because a proper understanding of the hindrances and challenges to the enjoyment of human rights is a first step to develop responses to processes of marginalisation. The understanding of these hindrances is an important step in genuinely “leaving no one behind”.
Human Rights-Based Monitoring Workshop
TMG Research and the German Institute for Human Rights piloted human rights-based land governance assessments in Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya. The objective of the pilot phase was to test and further refine a human rights-based land governance assessment framework.