Barbudans Land Rights Struggle

A good read from the Guardian that shows how the old system of land ownership (where it wasn’t actually ever owned just used/borrowed) might be taken away and replaced by a freehold private ownership system such as in Antigua.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/27/barbuda-fears-possible-loss-of-land-rights-is-bid-to-spread-tourism-from-antigua

“Western governments are proving slow to grasp that land rights are a basic human right in land-dependent economies that communities will rightly fight to the death for,” independent land tenure expert Liz Alden Wily told the Guardian.

“Any donor which idly lets its donation for disaster relief be used to dispossess vulnerable populations is party to a violation of human rights and will in due course be held to account for this.”

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