Asser Shelter City Fellow, Dilip Chakma, will present on the legal and practical barriers to indigenous peoples’ protecting their land rights in India. The workshop is aimed at bringing together a small group of experts from academia and practice to discuss 1) mobilising legal strategies and international law in relation to land grabbing and indigenous peoples, and 2) resistance practices and experiences from the field: what works, what doesn’t, and why. Dilip’s work centers on the relationship between the State and indigenous communities, and the tensions between indigenous land rights and the appropriation of land by the State for development projects. For more information on Dilip and his work, see his interview with Asser here.
If you would like to join the discussion, please email Dr Misha Plagis at firstname.lastname@example.org by 2 December 2019.