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The purpose of this database is to serve as a repository of legal instruments and practices used by a range of stakeholders (grassroots community groups, civil society organisations, governments and corporations) in the context of extraction-related conflicts as a means to assert their rights over territory and resource governance. The database takes a broad-based approach to reflect the universe of available legal and legal-like repertoires, and related political actions, in the context of environmental politics challenging the implementation of extractive projects. It focuses on the following domains: (i) transnational judicial institutions and quasi-judicial norms; (ii) domestic courts, administrative bodies, and legislation; and (iii) para-legal actions and law-like actions that occur outside of formal legal arenas (For further information). 

This database is funded by The British Academy’s Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund, and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC, UKRI).

The map below geographically locates the extractive projects in Latin America that have been thus far researched and included in the database. Users can zoom in to examine their location in more detail and click on the mining symbols to access a brief summary of each of the extractive projects. 

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