International Institute for Justice and Development


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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 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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The Fight Over Western Sahara: The Issue of Decolonization

Sovereignty of the Sahrawi, the people of the territory of Western Sahara, is the last issue of decolonization. Morocco’s stake in the territory has sparked conflict without an immediate resolution.

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Conclusion on the IIJD’s African Land Grab Series

As discussed in this series, Africa’s Land Grabs are more than Property or Land Titles; they’ve tremendous impact on economic, self-determination, food and water security, and environmental justice.

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The Environmental Destruction and Resource Exploitation of African Land Grabs

In addition to infringing on property rights, economic rights, and food and water rights, land grabs have also significantly violated the environmental rights of African people.

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