Accountability in Africa’s land rush: what role for legal empowerment?

April 2013
IIED (Emily Polack, Lorenzo Cotula, Muriel Cote)

Includes setting the scene: accountability in large-scale land acquisitions; the role of the law in shaping pathways to accountability; citizen action – how effective are the bottom-up checks and balances?; under what conditions can citizens achieve justice and equitable outcomes in relation to land acquisitions?; what role for research?