The Minimum Human Rights Principles Applicable to Large-Scale Land Acquisitions or Leases

Priscilla Claeys, Gaëtan Vanloqueren

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In June 2009, Olivier De Schutter, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, put forward a set of 11 principles to address 'the human rights challenge' of largescale acquisitions and leases of land. This article briefly outlines the main elements of the Minimum Principles, their objective, as well as the context in which they were released. It also presents a critical analysis of their impact, based on the controversies that they sparked among various stakeholders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • global governance
  • human rights
  • land grabbing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Public Administration

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