Resources for Legal advisors
This primer provides an introduction to some of the key issues that arise in the negotiation of contracts linked to investments in agriculture, and practical guidance for how to approach common issues. First, it outlines the typical goals of three important stakeholders – the government, companies, and communities who live on or near land on which a project will take place – along with the risks that each type of stakeholder faces. Then, it discusses the role of contracts and lawyers, provides tips for negotiations, and includes resources for further reading.
This guide examines the role and responsibilities of private sector lawyers when advising their clients on agricultural investments. It discusses how lawyers can prevent and/or address and mitigate adverse human rights impacts on holders of legitimate tenure rights when advising on or conducting their due diligence and risk assessment processes on behalf of their clients. It provides a number of key recommendations, including on how to align legal advice with the VGGT and CFS-RAI
This Guide describes how human rights can be integrated into environmental, social and health impact assessments (ESHIAs). It provides an introduction to human rights and their relevance to the activities of the oil and gas industry, and briefly describes why it is important for the oil and gas industry to consider the impact that its projects and activities have on human rights.
This guide provides guidance on contract farming arrangements, from negotiation to conclusion, including performance and possible breach or termination of the contract. It provides a description of common contract terms and a discussion of legal issues and critical problems that may arise under various practical situations, illustrating how they may be treated under different legal systems.
This document provides guidance on how local communities can engage with investors to negotiate community-investor agreements. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to ensure that contract negotiations are clear, fair and equitable, and will guarantee the safeguard of project-affected communities’ land rights.
This document provides guidance on how local communities can prepare for interactions with potential investors. While not primarily oriented towards a private sector audience, it can be be useful for investors and other stakeholders who wish to engage with project-affected people to ensure the proper conduct of consultation and FPIC processes to safeguard the land and human rights of these communities.