The international community has recently hailed the restoration of property rights for people uprooted by armed conflict as a means of remedying forced displacement. Proponents of property restitution assert that this remedy can enhance the rule of law in a post-conflict society by promoting reconciliation and bolstering economic and social stability. A United Nations (U.N.) subcommission has endorsed a set of legal and technical guidelines for constructing a property restitution scheme.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksJanuary, 2010Global
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2010Global
The recent Secretary General’s “Report on Peacebuilding in the Immediate Aftermath of Conflict” warns of the threats posed by the failure to restore state authority to lead the peacebuilding process in early post‐conflict situations. This report advocates for coherent and well coordinated early action to support post‐conflict governments to build core state capacities that will help to restore legitimacy and effectiveness. This paper lays out a framework for reconsidering the unique challenges post‐conflict contexts pose to processes of state capacity development.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2010Iraq
Iraq is seeking to be a peaceful and stable nation under the auspices of a federal democracy. It is also seeking to be an effective nation that functions in accordance with market mechanisms and a regional economic power.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2010Canada
The present Act provides for the orderly carrying out of professional land surveying in the Province of Nova Scotia.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2010Fiji
This Decree provides for certain dealings in land related to a loan facility and relative mortgages and title in native land for the development of a coastal area. The Decree seeks to protect funds advanced by the Fiji National Provident Fund by providing for accelerated transfer of title and relative registration by the Land Registrar. Land involved in these dealings includes native land covered by a Land Swap Agreement for which the Native land Trust Board holds specified powers.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2010Palestine
This Strategy envisages a sustainable agriculture that is both feasible and capable of achieving food security, competitive in local and foreign markets through optimal use of resources as part of a comprehensive development. To realize this Vision and achieve the overall goal of improving the lives of farmers, herders and anglers in Palestine, the Ministry of Agriculture developed this Shared Vision Strategy for the Agricultural Sector.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2010Democratic Republic of the Congo
Devant l’urgence du changement climatique, et l’enjeu important lié au maintien des forêts de RDC, le gouvernement a élaboré un plan de préparation à la REDD pour la période 2010-2012.
Library ResourceJanuary, 2010Madagascar
La présente circulaire a objet de fournir un cadre permettant aux investisseurs de disposer des informations et des processus nécessaires aux fins d’acquisitions de terrains à Madagascar. Les terrains concernés par ladite circulaire sont ceux titrés au nom de l’Etat ou terrains non immatriculés ni cadastrés non mis en valeur dont la superficie est supérieure ou égala à 2500 Ha. Aux instances supérieures, les informations et les outils nécessaires leur permettant de prendre des décisions en toute connaissance de cause.
Library ResourceNational PoliciesJanuary, 2010Philippines
The Phil NAP 2010‐2020 is formulated in support to the strategy 2008‐2018 to enhance the implementation of the UNCCD at the country level.
Library ResourceLegislationJanuary, 2010Bosnia and Herzegovina
This Law governs: basic and specific administrative and technological conditions and terms related to the geological exploration and related research, including the rules and practices aimed to define the procedure at all stages of execution of geological mansions, general principles of the state interests, activities that use the results of geological research, production and distribution of geological maps, cadastre issues, production and revision of the geological documentation, authorizations/permits, standards for the geological surveys, reporting duties, geological databases, financia