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NRC: Searching for Soap Trees – Norwegian Refugee Council’s Land Dispute Resolution Process in Liberia

sfstreesThis report is a study of the Norwegian Refugee Council’s mediation process for resolving land disputes in Liberia. It seeks to document the process and to examine the wider context in which it is carried out, whilst also commenting on general implications for those implementing such projects elsewhere. It should therefore be of interest both to a Liberian audience (in terms of government and civil society actors in the land and dispute resolution sectors) and to those involved in such activities in other countries. With the wider audience in mind, the report begins with some brief background information on relevant aspects of Liberian society, recent history, land law and dispute resolution systems. It then examines the various stages of the process and its related project activities and concludes by evaluating the overall process.

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