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Statutory recognition of customary land rights in Africa : an investigation into best practices for lawmaking and implementation

Author: Rachael S Knight; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Legal Office.
Publisher: Rome : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, 2010.
Series: FAO legislative study, 105.
Edition/Format:   Print book : International government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Given the recent trend of granting vast areas of African land to foreign investors, the urgency of placing real ownership in the hands of the people living and making their livelihood upon lands held according to custom cannot be overstated. This study provides guidance on how best to recognize and protect the land rights of the rural poor. Protecting and enforcing the land rights of rural Africans may be best done  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Statutory recognition of customary land rights in Africa
(NL-LeOCL)333169336
Material Type: Government publication, International government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rachael S Knight; Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Legal Office.
ISBN: 9789251067284 9251067287
OCLC Number: 712176675
Description: xiv, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction --
II. Land tenure security in the context of legal pluralism --
III. Botswana's Tribal Land Act --
IV. Mozambique's land law --
V. Tanzania's Village Land Act --
VI. Analysis of the case studies --
VII. Conclusions and recommendations --
Bibliography.
Series Title: FAO legislative study, 105.
Other Titles: Customary land rights in Africa
Responsibility: by Rachael S. Knight for the Development Law Service, FAO Legal Office.
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Provides guidance on how best to recognise and protect the land rights of the rural poor and investigates the various over-arching issues related to the statutory recognition of customary land  Read more...

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