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  1. Library Resource
    Report of a Home Office fact-finding mission to Sri Lanka

    Conducted between 28 September and 5 October 2019. Published: 20 January 2020.

    Reports & Research
    January, 2020
    Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

    ABSTRACTED FROM PURPOSE OF THIS MISSION: The purpose of the mission was to gather accurate and up-to-date information from a range of sources about a number of issues concerning the treatment of Tamils including the government’s attitude to diaspora activities and the treatment of members of diaspora groups, in particular members of the Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE). The mission was also interested in gathering information about the treatment of members and former members of the Liberation Tamil Tigers of Eelam (LTTE).

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    April, 2020
    Global

    Over the past two decades, academics and development practitioners have written extensively about the harmful impact of corruption on economic development and social outcomes. From an economic perspective, corruption diverts resources away from their most productive uses, acting as a regressive tax that supports the lifestyles of the elite at everyone else’s expense. Corruption undermines the legitimacy of political systems by providing the elite with alternative ways of holding on to power, rather than through genuine democratic means.

  3. Library Resource
    State Lands and Land Laws: A Hand Book
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2015
    Sri Lanka

    The state owns over 80% of the land in Sri Lanka. The remainder is owned by private parties. Under the State Lands Encroachments Ordinance, all waste lands, forest lands, unoccupied and uncultivated lands are presumed to belong to the state until the contrary is proved (section 7) and all cinnamon land which have been uninterruptedly possessed by the state for over 30 years are held and deemed to belong to the state (section 6).

  4. Library Resource
    Land Framework of Singapore

    Building a Sound Land Administration and Management System

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    December, 2018
    Singapore

    Long-term planning and an efficient system of land administration and management have played a critical role in Singapore’s transformation from a colonial port to highly liveable global city.

  5. Library Resource
    Compulsory Acquisition of Land in Singapore

    A Fair Regime?

    Peer-reviewed publication
    December, 2010
    Singapore

    This article outlines the legislative history of the Land Acquisition Act (Cap 152, 1985 Rev Ed) and the philosophy behind the legislation. The main thrust of the article is its analysis of the circumstances leading to the amendments to the Land Acquisition Act. In so doing, it also examines the development of the compensation framework and its implications for landowners. A number of landmark cases on interesting issues have also been referred to and these serve to illustrate the changing paradigms of the State and the landowners with the passage of the laws on compulsory acquisition.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    July, 2015
    Africa, Ghana

    Africa has been at the centre of a "land grab" in recent years, with investors lured by projections of rising food prices, growing demand for "green" energy, and cheap land and water rights. But such land is often also used or claimed through custom by communities. What does this mean for Africa? In what ways are rural people's lives and livelihoods being transformed as a result? And who will control its land and agricultural futures?

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    February, 2013
    Cambodia

    In rural Cambodia the rampant allocation of state land to political elites and foreign investors in the form of “Economic Land Concessions (ELCs)”—estimated to cover an area equivalent to more than 50 % of the country’s arable land—has been associated with encroachment on farmland, community forests and indigenous territories and has contributed to a rapid increase of rural landlessness. By contrast, less than 7,000 ha of land have been allotted to land-poor and landless farmers under the pilot project for “Social Land Concessions (SLCs)” supported by various donor agencies.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    February, 2013
    Cambodia

    Whereas 2011 had seen a sharp increase in the number of Economic Land Concessions (ELCs) granted by the Royal Government of Cambodia to private companies, in 2012 conflicts became more acute and protests multiplied. The government showed that it had understood the seriousness of the situation by taking initiatives aimed at resolving land disputes, addressing some of the issues related to ELCs and granting thousands of land titles to rural families.

  9. Library Resource
    Gender, the Status of Women, and Family Structure in Malaysia
    Peer-reviewed publication
    June, 2017
    Malaysia

    This paper addresses the question of whether the relatively high status of women in pre-colonial South-east Asia is still evident among Malay women in twentieth century Peninsular Malaysia. Compared to patterns in East and South Asia, Malay family structure does not follow the typical patriarchal patterns of patrilineal descent, patrilocal residence of newly married couples, and preference for male children.

  10. Library Resource
    Legislation
    July, 1942
    Sierra Leone

    DEFENCE LANDS ACQUISITION.
    Ordinance to enable the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral in the United Kingdom, the Secretary of State for War and the Secretary of State for Air severally to acquire Land in the Colony of Sierra Leone for the purposes of Defence.

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