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Terminology Corner
Access, use and control

The triad of values required to realize any substantive human, personal or collective rights is access to, use of, and control over it. This composite of entitlements is required at once, without any of which, the right cannot be fully enjoyed. Examples of substantive rights include, but are not limited to adequate housing, land and water. These entitlements should be enjoyed also within a context of safety and security, equity in distribution and treatment, as well as sustainability in the interest of the environment and in the public interest.

For further treatments, see “‘Access’ Is Never Enough” in this issue of Land Times/أحوال الأرض.


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