Publication: The Right to Food

Bourke-Martignoni, Joanna. 2020. The Right to Food. In Research Handbook on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights as Human Rights. (Eds) Jackie Dugard, Bruce Porter, Daniela Ikawa and Lilian Chenwi. 138-159. Edward Elgar Publishing. This chapter discusses the historical development and content of international, regional and a selection of national frameworks on the human right to…

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Publication: Agricultural and Land Commercialisation: Do They Foster Gender Equality and the Right to Food?

This brief summarises a number of findings from the DEMETER project, focusing on the social, cultural, and economic outcomes of commercialisation and on the ways in which these affect the rights to food, land, decent work and social security. Adu Ankrah, Daniel, Anna Antwi, Peter Atupare, Marta Awo, Joanna Bourke Martignoni, Fred Dzanku, Promise Eweh,…

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Interview: A feminist lens on land grabbing in Cambodia, with Saba Joshi

In her PhD thesis in International Relations/Political Science Saba Joshi studies the contemporary politics of land grabbing in Cambodia with a tripartite focus on gender, resistance and state formation. Drawing on fieldwork that she conducted between 2015 and 2019, Saba Joshi examines contestation against large-scale land acquisitions, gendered experiences of dispossession and resistance, and how…

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Article: Contesting land grabs, negotiating statehood: the politics of international accountability mechanisms and land disputes in rural Cambodia

Dr Saba Joshi, a member of DEMETER’s Cambodia team has published a new article in Third World Quarterly. The piece focuses on issues of hybrid governance and legal pluralism in order to better understand the potential and limitations of the use of ‘forum shopping’ by rural communities seeking redress in cases of land grabbing. The…

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Public event: Gender, Land and the Right to Food in Southeast Asia

Date: 22 July 2019, 18:00-19:30 Venue: 6th floor, Kasem-uttayanin building (Rattasart Hok Sib Pee), Faculty of Political Science Chulalongkorn University Southeast Asia is going through accelerated agrarian transition due to a number of factors, including transnational land acquisitions, domestic investors, migrants, conservation efforts, and government policies. This affects rural livelihoods, impacting food security and social…

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