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,…

Conference: DEMETER at the 4th CSHL Conference on Comparative Human Rights Law

The DEMETER Team in Cambodia at the Center for the Study of Humanitarian Law (CSHL) of the Royal University of Law and Economics organized its 4th annual academic conference on 15 December 2018 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The conference is a platform for researchers to present and share their research findings with the students, faculty…

Article: Engendering the right to food? International human rights law, food security and the rural woman by Joanna Bourke Martignoni

Joanna Bourke Martignoni. 2019. Engendering the right to food? International human rights law, food security and the rural woman. Transnational Legal Theory. DOI: 10.1080/20414005.2018.1568789 International human rights bodies such as the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food and the UN Human Rights Council are…

Research Brief: Gender-Responsive Due Diligence for Business Actors: Human Rights-Based Approaches

By Joanna Bourke Martignoni and Elizabeth Umlas. Geneva: Geneva Academy. 2018. The UN Guiding Principles on business and human rights (UNGPs) make a key contribution to the implementation of human rights guarantees through their definition of the concept of human rights due diligence (HRDD), which directs companies to “identify, prevent, mitigate and account for” their…

Research Brief: Gendered Impacts of Land Commercialization in Cambodia

In this research brief, Saba Joshi discusses the gendered impacts of land commercialization in Cambodia. Based on qualitative interviews conducted during multiple field visits in 2015 and 2016 in Ratanakiri, Kratié and Kampong Thom, she shows how commercialization affects women’s access to the land and the commons, gender division of labour, violence against women in three…

Conference: Christophe Gironde at the workshop ” Transformations and visions: Responses, alternatives and resistances to large-scale land deals in the Global South”

This international workshop (23-25 May – Halle/Saale, Germany) was organized by the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology and McGill University. During this programme, Christophe Gironde presented a paper entitled “Losing land, losing ground? Dispossession and resilience in Northeaster Cambodia”. Since the 1990s, northeaster Cambodia has been undergoing a rapid and radical agrarian transition, driven by…