This Act provides with respect to the administration, structure, operations, powers, responsibilities and (additional) functions of the National Land Commission established immediately upon passing of this Act. The Commission shall be independent from the Government and shall propose, advocate and coordinate land reform policies, legislation and programmes in Liberia. The reform of land legislation and policy shall be based upon principles of equitable and productive access to land resources, security of tenure, effective land administration and management and other principles set out by this Act. The Act defines in detail the functions and of the Commissions and assigns to it such powers as may be necessary to fulfil its mandate and carry out its functions.
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Settlement of freed slaves from the US in what is today Liberia began in 1822; by 1847, the Americo-Liberians were able to establish a republic. William TUBMAN, president from 1944-71, did much to promote foreign investment and to bridge the economic, social, and political gaps between the descendants of the original settlers and the inhabitants of the interior. In 1980, a military coup led by Samuel DOE ushered in a decade of authoritarian rule. In December 1989, Charles TAYLOR launched a rebellion against DOE's regime that led to a prolonged civil war in which DOE was killed.