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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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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 1992
Uganda

This paper examines the evolution and the nature of the current forms of land tenure in Masindi District and the extent to which these forms impair or facilitate positive socio-economic changes.

Legislation
February 1983
Zimbabwe

An Act to provide for the classification of land in Zimbabwe as Communal Land and for the alteration of such classification; to alter and regulate the occupation and use of Communal Land; and to provide for matters incidental to or connected with the foregoing.

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970
Botswana
Mozambique

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.

Journal Articles & Books
January 1970

The effect of prime-age adult death and its consequences on access to land for the survivors has not been fully explored nor incorporated into policy regardless the fact that high adult mortality is now

the lived reality in countries affected by HIV/AIDS, particularly in Africa. This paper explores the

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Legislation & Policies
Legislation
July 1967
Chad

La présente loi régit l’ensemble des biens (un domaine public et un domaine privé) appartenant à l’Etat, aux personnes publiques décentralisées et aux personnes morales de droit public subordonnées à l’Etat et possédant l’autonomie financière. A cet effet, ce texte définit la consistance et formation du domaine public et du domaine privé.

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Legislation & Policies
Legislation
July 1967
Chad

La présente loi fixe la procédure de l’immatriculation de la propriété foncière. Cette procédure consiste dans l’établissement et l’enregistrement d’un titre de propriété appelé titre foncier.

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Legislation
July 1967
Chad

La présente loi fixe les modalités et les conditions de l’expropriation de droit commun; l’expropriation des terrains ruraux (absence de mise en valeur); le déguerpissement; alignation-servitudes d’utilité publique; et les cas de constatation des droits coutumiers.

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