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customary land rights

Customary land rights refer to the enjoyment of some use of land that arises through customary, unwritten practice rather than through written codified law.

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Journal Articles & Books
March 2017
Kenya

While women’s rights to land and property are protected under the Kenyan Constitution of 2010 and in various national statutes, in practice, women remain disadvantaged and discriminated. The main source of restriction is customary laws and practices, which continue to prohibit women from owning or inheriting land and other forms of property.

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Conference Papers & Reports
March 2017
Tanzania

Administration of land in Tanzania is more decentralized from the president to the village level. The law gives power to village councils and village assemblies to administer village land. The District authorities are given advisory and supervisory mandates over villages and represent the commissioner who takes overall administrative powers.

Reports & Research
February 2017
Global

The Portfolio Overview provides a global overview of DFID's programmes working on land issues and highlights lessons and trends emerging from major land programmes over recent years.

Reports & Research
February 2017
South America

Entre el 23 de octubre y el 02 de diciembre de 2016, el IPDRS y el Land Portal, llevaron adelante un foro debate en línea sobre la Propiedad colectiva de la tierra en Sudamérica, desafíos y perspectivas, buscando alimentar la discusión que actualmente proviene de toda una dinámica global desde ONG, centros de investigación, activistas, universidades, colectivos y claramente organizaciones campe

Conference Papers & Reports
January 2017
Global

Les DV n’ont pas force d’obligation indérogeable. C’est un outil de référence mobilisable pour faire évoluer les politiques et pratiques de gouvernance relatives à la tenure des régimes fonciers applicables aux terres, pêches et forêts.

Conference Papers & Reports
January 2017
Global

The voluntary guidelines do not create an absolute obligation. They are a basic tool that can be used to bring about changes in governance policies and practices associated with the tenure regimes applicable to land, fisheries and forests.

Conference Papers & Reports
January 2017
Global

Las DV no son ni de obligado cumplimiento ni tampoco inderogables. Son una herramienta de referencia que se usa para forzar la evolución y mejora de políticas y prácticas de gobernanza relativas a la tenencia de la tierra, la pesca y los bosques.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2017
Sub-Saharan Africa
Mozambique
Uganda
Ghana
Senegal

Who can access and use the land? The answer to this age-old question is changing fast in many parts of rural Africa. Land that used to be allocated within the community by chiefs is now increasingly changing hands in more diverse ways.

Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2016
Western Africa
Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa
Ghana

Improving women’s access to land is high on the agricultural policy agenda of both governmental and non-governmental agencies. Yet, the determinants and rationale of gendered access to land are not well understood. This paper argues that gender relations are more than the outcomes of negotiations within households.

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