Land: Merchandise or Human Right?

Promoting rights-based land reform through European land policies for development co-operation

Final Statement

Brussels 13-14 April 2004
We welcome the initiative of the European Union in embarking on a process of drafting common land policy guidelines for development cooperation. The development of a distinctive “European approach” to land reform issues offers good chances to contribute to the realisation of the human rights of rural populations and to guarantee the food sovereignty of all peoples.