Why Liberia Needs to Protect Land Rights

According to the World Bank, 1.6 million hectares - that's almost two million football fields - of land in  the country have been sold, leased, or licensed to commercial investors, often with little or no consultation with those directly affected, writes Juliana Nnoko-Mewanu, a researcher with Human Rights Watch.

 

A road near Boegbor, a town in District Four of Grand Bassa County, Liberia has been leased by the government to Equatorial Palm Oil for 50 years (file photo).

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