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Cotula, Lorenzo

Overview
Works: 116 works in 310 publications in 2 languages and 7,585 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publishing director, Creator
Classifications: HD966, 346.6707
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Most widely held works by Lorenzo Cotula
The great African land grab? : agricultural investments and the global food system by Lorenzo Cotula( )

17 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Large-scale land acquisitions have become one of the most talked about and contentious topics amongst those studying, working in or writing about Africa. Some have welcomed this trend as a bearer of new livelihood opportunities. Others have countered by pointing to negative social impacts. Lorenzo Cotula casts a critical eye over the most reliable evidence on this hotly contested topic, examining the implications of land deals in Africa both for its people and for world agriculture and food security
Investment treaties and sustainable development : an overview by Lorenzo Cotula( )

in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and law : women's rights in agriculture by Lorenzo Cotula( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women constitute a large portion of the economically active population engaged in agriculture. International instruments on human rights, the environment and sustainable development reaffirm the principle of non-discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Yet women often face gendered obstacles in realizing their rights and feeding their families. The right to an adequate standard of living, including adequate food, may thus not be fulfilled. These obstacles may stem from directly or indirectly discriminatory norms or from entrenched socio-cultural practices, or both. This study analyses the gender dimension of agriculture-related legislation in a selection of different countries around the world, examining the legal status of women in three key areas: rights to land and other natural resources; rights of women agricultural workers; and rights concerning women's agricultural self-employment activities, ranging from women's status in rural cooperatives to their access to credit, training and extension services"--Back cover
Human rights, natural resource, and investment law in a globalised world : shades of grey in the shadow of the law by Lorenzo Cotula( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, economic liberalisation, improved transport and communication systems and the global demand for food, energy and commodities have fostered foreign investment in mining, petroleum and agriculture for food, fuel and agro-industrial commodities. In 2008 foreign investment flows to the continent reached a record level at nearly US $64 billion. By contributing capital, technology, know-how, infrastructure and livelihood opportunities, increased investment in natural resources may bring macro-level benefits such as economic growth and greater government revenues. But it can also bring risks, as local people could lose access to the resources on which they depend not just land, but also water, wood and grazing. This book explores how the law protects the different and competing interests that are brought into contact by foreign investment projects in Africa. It draws on international investment and human rights law, on the national law of selected jurisdictions and on the contracts concluded for a large investment project to consider the legal frameworks regulating the growing investment flows to Africa. The book relates the findings of this legal analysis to an analysis of negotiating power between different holders of legally protected rights (investors, local people affected by the investment), exploring whether any differences in legal protection tend to counter, or reinforce, asymmetries in negotiating power. The outcome is a thorough legal analysis that is directly anchored to social processes and that provides insights into the relationship between law and power in a globalised world."
Land investments, accountability and the law : lessons from West Africa by Lorenzo Cotula( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign investment, law and sustainable development : a handbook on agriculture and extractive industries by Lorenzo Cotula( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foreign investment in agriculture and extractive industries is increasing pressures on land and natural resources. This handbook is about how to use law to make foreign investment work for sustainable development. It aims to provide a rigorous yet accessible analysis of the law regulating foreign investment in low and middle-income countries � what this law is, how it works, and how to use it most effectively. Because several legal arenas are relevant to any given investment project, the handbook takes an integrated approach that cuts across areas of law typically treated in separate literatures � including investment treaties, extractive industry legislation, land tenure, human rights, environmental legislation and tax law. For both government and civil society, the strategic use of a variety of legal tools is critical in harnessing the full potential of law. This book aims to support government officials in low and middle-income countries in their management of foreign investment for sustainable development, and to support civil society efforts to influence decisions and hold government and investors to account --
Legal empowerment for local resource control : securing local resource rights within foreign investment projects in Africa by Lorenzo Cotula( )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land tenure and administration in Africa : lessons of experience and emerging issues by Lorenzo Cotula( )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternatives to land acquisitions : agricultural investment and collaborative business models : highlights from an international lesson-sharing workshop (Maputo, 17th-18th March 2010)( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abstract: Recent years have witnessed a renewed interest in private-sector investment in agriculture. Some have welcomed this trend as a bearer of new livelihood opportunities in lower and middle-income countries. Others have raised concerns about the possible social impacts, including loss of local rights to land, water and other natural resources; threats to local food security; and, more generally, the risk that large-scale investments may marginalise family farmers. The recent debates about 201Cland grabbing201D - whereby investors acquire large areas of land in lower- and middle-income countries - illustrate these trends and positions. There is great demand for insights on how to structure agricultural investments in ways that leave land and share value with local farmers and communities. And in many parts of the world, there is growing experience with models for structuring agricultural investments other than large-scale land acquisitions
Understanding agricultural investment chains : lessons to improve governance by Lorenzo Cotula( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land deals in Africa : what is in the contracts? by Lorenzo Cotula( )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report was prepared for 'Legal tools for citizen empowerment, ' a programme steered by the International Institute for Environment and Development"--Page iii
Land rights and investment treaties : exploring the interface by Lorenzo Cotula( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Better land access for the rural poor : lessons from experience and challenges ahead by Lorenzo Cotula( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Land rights, international law and a shrinking planet by Lorenzo Cotula( )

in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Community perspectives in investor-state arbitration by Lorenzo Cotula( )

in Undetermined and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The right to adequate food in emergencies by Lorenzo Cotula( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examines the international legal framework of relevance to the right to adequate food in emergencies, exploring applicable international human rights and humanitarian law as well as economic and environmental law. It argues that there is a need to protect the life and dignity of affected persons while protecting the environment for sustainable recovery, rehabilitation and development
Migrations internationales et droits fonciers locaux en Afrique de l'Ouest by Lorenzo Cotula( )

2 editions published in 2004 in French and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BRIEFING 1 : Overview by Lorenzo Cotula( )

in Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

BRIEFING 4 : Foreign investment contracts by Lorenzo Cotula( )

in Undetermined and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond trade deals : charting a post-Brexit course for UK investment treaties by Lorenzo Cotula( )

in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The great African land grab? : agricultural investments and the global food system
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Human rights, natural resource, and investment law in a globalised world : shades of grey in the shadow of the lawLand deals in Africa : what is in the contracts?
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English (127)

French (2)