People’s law describes how natural resource rights campaigners can better understand and use the legal systems in their campaigns. We propose how campaigners can:
- Empower themselves by demystifying the legal system;
- Develop an understanding of the laws that affect natural resources; and
- Integrate law-focused action into campaign strategy
People’s law reflects in part the experiences of organisations who joined hands to campaign for forestry governance reforms in Ghana as “Forest Watch Ghana” in 2004 .
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Opoku, K. and Yaw Danso, E. 2005. People's law: ideas for resource rights campaigners. Power tools series. Forest Watch Ghana, Accra, Ghana and International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.