This toolkit is the result of an analysis of good practices and tools either developed or implemented by ILC members, selected for inclusion by using replicability as the key criterion. The majority of the tools included in this toolkit are based on good practices developed by Transparency International (TI) Land and Corruption in Africa Programme, available in a publication entitled “Combatting Land Corruption in Africa: Good Practice Examples” (2019).
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1) PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION
Public interest litigation is strategic litigation that uses judicial review as a tool to challenge decisions made by a public authority that affect disadvantaged people. PIL is legal action instituted in a court of law to enforce interests of a public nature or of a class of people whose legal rights or liabilities are affected.
2) AWARENESS-RAISING PUBLIC CAMPAIGNS
Information on land corruption and lack of accountability is disseminated through channels such as mass media, social media, public relations, events, workshops, and leaflets.
3) LAND RIGHTS OPEN DAYS
Land rights open days provide an opportunity to inform local communities about their land rights by bringing them together with stakeholders and experts who can share their knowledge on specific issues such as land rights and laws and dispute resolution mechanisms, and provide them with legal advice, in an informal and participatory setting.
4) VIDEO ADVOCACY
Video advocacy explores the use of video to raise awareness about land, human, and women’s rights violations, for documenting, mobilising people to take action, empowering victims, and promoting accountability in affected communities.
5) HANDBOOKS ON LAND
A handbook is created and used as guide in statutory and customary land cases by making reliable, accessible, and updated land information available to community members.
6) MECHANISM FOR INCLUSIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE LAND GOVERNANCE
An integrated community land protection process that gathers and analyses data on the impacts of community land governance, while confronting challenges, exploring innovative solutions and, most importantly, listening to communities’ experiences, needs, and desires.
how to use the toolkit?
Each section describes the characteristics of the tool: its goal, actors involved, the ILC members that have used it, the expected outcomes of the tool’s use, and a step-by- step practical guide to implementation. The stories at the end of each section summarise aspects of good practice connected with the tool’s use by one or more ILC members and partners. Tools can be adapted to different contexts or needs. By using the available links, it is possible to access more information about each tool and to get in touch with ILC members that have used it.
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ILC Toolkit #8: transparent and accessible information
25 March 2020Read More
ILC Toolkit # 9: Effective Actions Against Land Grabbing
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