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[25WashIntlLJ0365] Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Applying a Gender Lens to Supply Chain Reform

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dc.contributor.author Manuchehri, Mina
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-25T16:45:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-25T16:45:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016-04
dc.identifier.citation 25 WASH. INT'L. L.J.365 (2016) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2377-0872
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/1565
dc.description Washington International Law Journal, Volume 25, Number 2, April 2016 en_US
dc.description.abstract Abstract: In recent years, multinational corporations, in particular food and beverage companies, have committed to “zero tolerance for land grabs” throughout their supply chains. To achieve this end, companies have also committed to international legal norms, including Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). Although these commitments were unprecedented, no company explicitly requires the consideration of women’s use of and rights to land when remedying land grabs or acquiring land. To guarantee that women are included and consulted throughout land acquisition processes, companies should explicitly require the application of a gender lens to such decisions, as women throughout the developing world are less likely than men to have decisionmaking authority over land acquisitions. If women are included in land acquisition processes, communities are less likely to be adversely impacted by land acquisitions, as women tend to serve different and unique community roles in relation to land than men—from growing subsistent crops and fetching water to ensuring that settlement locations are capable of providing basic necessities to communities. Through a textualist and purposivist analysis, this paper will argue that FPIC and the UNGPs require the application of a gender lens to land acquisition processes in order to comply with the international norms enumerated in each of these instruments. en_US
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dc.publisher Washington International Law Journal Association, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, Washington en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.title [25WashIntlLJ0365] Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Applying a Gender Lens to Supply Chain Reform en_US
dc.title.alternative Large-Scale Land Acquisitions and Applying a Gender Lens to Supply Chain Reform en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Compilation © 2016 Washington International Law Journal Association en_US


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