Land Rights and Minorities (July 1994)
From the MRG Archive
The process of territorial seizure and loss began many centuries ago and continues today. Foreign occupation, colonialism, nationalism, large-scale infrastructural development and wider economic forces undermined – and in some cases obliterated – the land security of the world’s vulnerable minorities. Land is now a key issue in minority claims for protection. While some minorities seek restoration of lands lost in the past, others struggle to avert future dispossession, or demand equality of rights with dominant majorities.