Catriona Knapman

Catriona Knapman was a researcher (legal tools) at IIED until 2016

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Languages: English, French, Spanish (fluent), Burmese, Italian (good), and Arabic (basic)


Land rights, especially relating to land grabbing, rural development, policy/legal reform and women's access to land.

Human rights, especially economic, social and cultural rights and women's rights.

Before IIED

Field experience in Latin America (Nicaragua and Ecuador), Asia (Myanmar) and North Africa (Egypt) managing research, designing/ implementing development programmes and leading campaigns and advocacy for Trocaire, Amnesty International, Lux-Development and the European Court of Justice.


LLM (Distinction) School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London; LLB, Law and French, University of Edinburgh.

Current work

Gender, land rights and accountability in the context of agricultural and other natural resource investments.
Changing land access and use in Sub-Saharan Africa.