This report details the findings of the Tainted Lands project, which was jointly launched in 2015 by the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) and Global Witness. At the outset of the project, ICAR and Global Witness commissioned Professor Olivier De Schutter to author this report, which is the result of a series of stakeholder consultations and extensive desk-based research. The intention of this report is twofold.
First, the report aims to raise awareness of large-scale land deals, corruption, and the combined effects of these two issue areas on human rights around the world.
Second, the report intends to provide practical steps that investors, financial institutions, and governments must take to prevent human rights harms from occurring in the context of corruption and land.