About the Authors
Siraj Sait is a graduate of the University of Madras (India), Londonand the Harvard Law School and is Senior Lecturer in the School of Law at the University of East London. His expertise lies in the areas of human rights and development, immigration and asylum laws, andIslam and the Middle East. He has held several key appointments inIndia including Supreme Court appointed Commissioner on ForcedLabour, Legal Advisor to the Government of Tamil Nadu and StateProsecutor on Civil Rights. He has been a consultant for theUNHCR, UNICEF and UN-HABITAT. He has been closely associ-ated with several NGOs, as a consultant for Minority Rights Groupand as a trustee of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. Heis currently Legal Officer, Land and Tenure Section, Shelter Branch,UN-HABITAT.Hilary Lim is a Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of EastLondon, where she teaches land law, equity and trusts and child law.Her research interests are concerned with children’s rights, land lawand gender. Most recently she participated in a DfID-funded projectto explore the role of land titling in poverty alleviation in peri-urbansettlements under different land tenure regimes.