Land, Power, and Identity

TitelLand, Power, and Identity
Typ der PublikationBook
Untertitel / SerientitelRoots of violent conflict in Eastern DRC
AutorInnenHuggins, C
Anzahl Seiten52 pages
VerlagInternational Alert
StadtLondon, UK

This study identifies disputed control over land as a root cause of conflict in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The report focuses on conflicts between customary and state-run land tenure systems, as well as claims by some communities to “indigenous” status which are used to relegate others to “migrant” or “foreigner” status. Waves of population displacement have created overlapping claims to land, and an ongoing process of refugee return is currently increasing tensions over these claims in parts of Eastern DRC. The report examines efforts to manage this return process and offers recommendations for action by local and international actors.

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