Worldwide, 2.5 billion people today depend on lands managed through customary, community-based tenure systems. Although land and natural resources are recognized as essential elements for the realization of many human rights, international human rights law does not recognize a human right to land, with the exception of the instruments on indigenous peoples’ rights and the recently adopted UN draft Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP). The article explores the governance of land and natural resources beyond the case of indigenous peoples' rights, proposing a combined approach based on human rights and collective action theory. To this end, it focuses on the specific case of the UNDROP with the objective of illustrating the potential of making use of both the human rights and collective action approach to ensure the social and environmental ‘viability’ of the commons.
|Number of pages||33|
|Journal||International Journal on Minority and Group Rights|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Dec 2019|
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- human rights
- indigenous peoples
- Land access
- Natural Resources