The Project aims to produce rigorous, critical and engaged research on some of the most pressing collective, or ‘third generation’, rights-based issues facing communities worldwide, including the right to peaceful co-existence, climate justice, sustainable and community-led development, and cultural and community preservation.

Our motto, ‘Collective Rights, Collective Responsibilities’, reflects the fact that addressing these seemingly intractable problems demands collective solutions which result from open and intersectional dialogue.

For that reason we emphasize the importance of bringing community leaders, activists, practitioners, scholars and policymakers together to create long lasting positive change, and ultimately advance the notion that communities and peoples must have their own set of rights in an increasingly interdependent world.