Land acquisitions and land use restrictions can have adverse impacts on communities and individuals, including physical displacement; loss of land, income or livelihood; and/or involuntary resettlement. The World Bank addresses these negative impacts in its Draft Guidance Note for Borrowers on the application of its Environmental and Social Standard 5 (ESS5): Land Acquisitions, Restrictions on Land Use and Involuntary Resettlement.
Jesse Coleman is a legal researcher for the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, focusing on investment law and policy, natural resources, and the intersection between human rights and sustainable development. Prior to joining CCSI, Jesse worked with a diverse network of non-profit and research-based organizations, including the END Fund (a non-profit fund dedicated to combatting neglected tropical diseases), the International Center for Transitional Justice, and Cambridge University’s Centre of Governance and Human Rights (a multi-disciplinary research center dedicated to advancing innovative thought and practice within the areas of global justice and human rights). She also worked with the Cambridge Pro Bono Project to complete research for the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. Jesse received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Bachelor of Laws from Trinity College Dublin, and holds a Master of Law from Cambridge University (where she specialized in international law), all received with first class honors. Her research while at Cambridge focused on the interplay between international human rights law and land-based investment.
Interests: rule of law, Land policy and valuation, Business and Human Rights