Land rights are human rights, noting the deep interrelation of land with other human rights (livelihood, shelter, culture, identity, property, among others). The importance of land and its interrelation to the right to life is also apparent in how land conflicts throughout time have resulted in violence, loss of life, and deterioration of livelihood. Despite this, intergovernmental organizations and governments of several countries in the region have yet to explicitly recognize land rights as human rights and implement programs in response to such recognition.
2021 marks ten years since the UN Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the UNGP BHR. To take stock of gains and anticipate the steps that must be pursued in the coming years, ILC Asia member ANGOC is co-organising this online workshop along with other partners.