Enemark, Stig2; Hvingel, Line Træholt3; Galland, Daniel5
1 Department of Development and Planning, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN2 Land Management & Geoinformatics, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN4 Geoinformatik, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN5 Centre for Mobility and Urban Studies, The Technical Faculty of IT and Design, Aalborg University, VBN
The people-to-land relationship is dynamic and changes over time in response to cultural, social, and economic development. Land policies, institutions and land administration systems are key tools aimed at governing this relationship. Such tools will normally include the means for allocating and controlling rights, restrictions and responsibilities in land – often termed RRRs. Each of the RRRs encompasses a human rights dimension that should be seen and unfolded as more than just political rhetoric. This paper attempts to analyse the aspect of human rights in relation to land administration systems with a special focus on less developed countries struggling to build adequate systems for governing the RRRs in land. In doing so, the paper conceives planning as a key function and means of land administration systems by which human rights should be underpinned in solving concrete land issues.
Planning Theory, 2014, Vol 13, Issue 4, p. 331-348
Human rights, land administration, planning, land rights, land restrictions, land responsibilities