Recognition of ancestral land claims for indigenous peoples and marginalised communities in Namibia: A case study of the Hai||om litigation

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The chapter concerns the specific context of the Namibian case of the Hai||om peoples’ recent court battles seeking a legal remedy for the dispossession of their ancestral land that took place in the 1950s. The chapter demonstrates how bringing ancestral land rights claims in front of a court of law can be a means to enforce the rights of indigenous peoples and shed light on the different issues these communities face after being removed from their ancestral lands.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication‘Neither here nor there’: Indigeneity, marginalisation and land rights in post-independence Namibia
Place of PublicationNamibia
PublisherLegal Assistance Center
ISBN (Print)978-99945-61-58-2
Publication statusPublished - 21 Apr 2020


  • indigenous peoples
  • litigation
  • namibia
  • land rights

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