Bottom Up Accountability and Securing Communal Land Rights in Cross River State
Communities in Cross River State, Nigeria are losing access to the forest lands on which they depend for their livelihoods.
Following many cases of conflicts between communities and investors within the rainforest communities in Cross River state, Nigeria, Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria conducted a study on bottom-up accountability and governance. This Policy Brief is intended to aid policy for land management in Nigeria. It is hoped that the relevant government agencies will act on the recommendations which include respect to communal land rights, a halt to depreciation, eviction and destruction of rural livelihoods.