International Institute for Justice and Development


Our Mission

The IIJD's mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa by providing tools necessary to address systemic institutional weaknesses, reform institutions of governance, build capacity and empower communities.

At the IIJD, we conduct research, consult, educate, advocate, and mobilize major stakeholders to build a stronger institutional foundation with a reliable justice system and provide a trusted environment for investments and human development.

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IIJD News & Publications

The Neo-Rush for Land

This article in our African Land Grab series addresses the most obvious of the injustices perpetrated by land grabs – loss of property rights.

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African Land ‘Grabs’ and the Growing International Food Crisis

The World Bank (and the IFC), instead of protecting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable, is acting more like a broker for large international agribusinesses and corrupt governments, .....

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The illegitimacy of the institutional infrastructure supporting African land grab: unexposed issues

The legacy of European colonization had a profound impact on government institutions of African countries.

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The Uncertain Future of a Nation: What Will Become of Western Sahara?

The United Nations Mission for the Referendum on the Status of Western Sahara (MINURSO) was created with the purpose to set up a referendum through which the Sahrawi could determine whether …

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Legal Rights Owed to the Sahrawi: Self-Determination and Use of Natural Resources

Under several international instruments, the Sahrawi are entitled to the rights of self-determination and use of natural resources. Morocco is inhibiting these rights with no legitimate legal claim

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