Protecting Land Rights in the Face of Large-Scale Development Projects: Creative Strategies Communities are Using to Protect Their Rights

Panel Discussion | October 29 | 12:45-1:50 p.m. | 170 The Law Building

 Alfred Brownell, Founder, Green Advocates International; Sarah Singh, Communities Co-Director, Accountability Counsel; Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy

 Katherine McDonnell, Director of Legal Advocacy, Corporate Accountability Lab

 Berkeley Law

Communities around the world are organizing and standing up to protect their rights in the face of large scale development projects that threaten their livelihood and basic human rights. Indigenous and other communities are forcibly evicted or displaced every year to make way for development projects. Communities are fighting back. They are devising creative strategies to protect their rights—rights to land, culture, life, and environment. Lunch will be provided.