Corruption impacts human rights in a number of ways.
It can be simply transactional – when government officials accept bribes from a corporation to gain access to land, for example.
It can also be institutional – when decision-making in government bodies such as the police, judiciary, or the executive is skewed so that business or political elites can ignore national laws without facing consequences.
Our work explores existing legal frameworks that could help protect human rights and tackle corruption.
Tainted Lands takes the most comprehensive look to date at how corruption is fuelling the global land grabbing crisis, which has seen millions of people displaced from their homes and farmland.
The report calls on companies and governments to ensure that land deals are transparent, are corruption-free, and protect the rights of local communities.