On this page you will find the latest news and updates on the Illegal Land Use Project.
Empirical research on illegal land use in the Netherlands completed!
Dr Björn Hoops has completed five case studies on the illegal use of municipal land in the Netherlands. In the examined municipalities eight (case study V), 16% (case study IV), 18% (case study III), and 80% (case study I) of households respectively are involved in illegally using municipal land, mostly to extend their gardens or driveways. The results are now online and the author welcomes comments and suggestions. Follow the link: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3080849.
Successful international conference on "New Perspectives on Acquisitive Prescription" in Groningen
On 10 and 11 May 2018 Dr Björn Hoops and Dr Ernst Marais (Johannesburg) hosted an international conference on illegal land use and acquisitive prescription (adverse possession). 20 speakers from 15 jurisdictions shared their insights on how illegal land users may acquire land ownership and compared the approaches in their countries. In summer 2019 Hoops and Marais will publish a collection of essays from this conference. Access the programme on the event page.