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The Commonwealth Legal Information Institute (CommonLII) aims to provide one central Internet location from which it is possible to search - for free - core legal information from all Commonwealth countries. CommonLII will provide a common technical platform through which all Commonwealth countries can cooperatively provide access to their laws. CommonLII will assist the development of a genuinely international common law. It will support the rule of law throughout the Commonwealth, by making each country's legal system more transparent. This transparency will also support international trade and investment.

Through the development of CommonLII and the assistance of the Free Access to Law Movement developing countries in the Commonwealth will obtain assistance to create national sustainable free access to law. The Australasian Legal Information Institute (AustLII) is leading the CommonLII initiative.

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Regulations
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

The Ordinance is the general law on matrimonial property rights. In particular, it establishes administrative and legal proceedings and specifies that women are capable of holding, acquiring and disposing of any movable or immovable property as if she were a femme sole, without the consent or intervention of her husband. This applies to all property belonging to her at the time of marriage and property acquired or devolved to her after marriage. She also has the same remedies and redress by way of criminal proceedings for the protection and security of her separate property (16).

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Legislation
India, Asia, Southern Asia

The purpose of this Act is to recognize forest rights to tribal communities who have been occupying the land before the forest laws were put into force.Scheduled Tribes residing in forests shall be entitled to the land currently occupied which may be allocated in all forests including National Parks and Sanctuaries.The Act grants forest rights to Scheduled Tribes and other traditional forest dwellers including: right to live in the forest land for habitation or for self-cultivation for livelihood; right of ownership, access to collect, use, and dispose of minor forest produce; right to use

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Legislation
Sri Lanka, Asia, Southern Asia

This Act provides for the establishment of the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation and for its powers and dutiesDuties of the Corporation shall include: carrying on business as an importer, exporter, seller, supplier or distributor of petroleum; and exploring, exploiting and producing petroleum. Provisions for the financing of the Corporation are outlined in the Act. To carry out the purposes of its business the Corporation may provide for the acquisition, requisition and use of any movable or immovable property.

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Legislation
India, Asia, Southern Asia

This Act, consisting of 8 Chapters, establishes Delhi Geo-Spatial Data Infrastructure for Management, Control, Administration, Security and Safety of the above mentioned area. An Act to create, update, manage, disseminate, and share, for Delhi a geo-spatial data, map, system, application, portal of the land revenue records; public utilities including roads, water, sewerage. electricity, telecommunication/ internet services and other services of utility; property details, property ownership and the like, by entrusting the responsibility to Geo Spatial Delhi Limited.

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Legislation
Seychelles, Africa, Eastern Africa

This Act defines powers and duties of Curator of Vacant Estates in respect of vacant estates and provides for the administration of such estates by the Curator.The Officer of the Curator of Vacant Estates is created under this Act and the Curator shall be appointed by the President. “Vacant Estates” shall comprise vacant successions and unclaimed property. The Curator shall act on the authority of a Vesting Order to be issued by a judge after procedures as prescribed by this Act have been completed.

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