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Up to one quarter of the world’s poor is estimated to be landless, a condition that in rural areas is often the best predictor of poverty and hunger. Access to land and its resources, land tenure security, ownership and control over land, and the ability to dispose of land or transfer rights in land are necessary for the fulfillment of fundamental human rights, and are frequently tied to the indigenous, ethnic, and cultural identities of peoples. The social and economic impacts of landlessness, including hunger, threats to health, homelessness, and exploitative labor conditions, create conditions intensifying exploitation by both landowners and states.
Human Rights Law
Leitner Center for International Law and Justice
Nepal, landlessness, raikar, right to property, land, property