Land Rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a new model of rights for forest-dependent communities?

December 2011
Cath Long

Covers common land rights challenges in Africa; history of land tenure in the Congo; land rights in the Third Republic – present-day DRC; forest legislation in DRC in context: the Congo Basin region; the development of the current forest legislation in DRC; how forests are viewed by policy makers: forests as sources of revenue; the role of civil society in forest sector debates; strategies for change used by Congolese civil society actors.

Chapter 9 in Kirk Helliker & Tendai Murisa, eds, Land Struggles and Civil Society in Southern Africa, Africa World Press. Other chapters feature South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana and Zambia