The aim of this policy paper is to present successful approaches to secure land tenure rights in rural and urban areas. To support future programmatic decisions by he Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ, this paper focusses especially on impacts and good practices. It discusses examples from the German technical cooperation but also includes good practices and impacts achieved by other development partners.
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FAO and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have been providing support to the Western Balkans region to promote progress on Gender Equality, with a focus on measuring the proportion of countries where the legal framework guarantees women’s equal rights to land ownership and/or control.
Library ResourceLegislationNovember, 2011Russia
This Regional Law establishes the cases and the procedure of allotment free of charge in ownership to citizens having three and more children of the plots of land pertaining to state and municipal property, and it also establishes minimum and maximum land area (dimensions) of such land plots. The aforesaid plots of land shall be allotted for individual residential housing construction and subsidiary smallholding.
Library ResourceLegislationMay, 2003Russia
This Regional Law regulates the issues of allotment free of charge to citizens in ownership of land plots pertaining to state and municipal property. The aforesaid allotment shall be performed once only to citizens that had in actual use, before entry into force of the Land Code, the aforesaid land plots for the purpose individual residential housing construction, smallholding and gardening without legal registration of land rights in due course. This Regional Law classifies categories of citizens having the right to land allotment.
Library ResourceLegislationMarch, 2016Russia
Article 7-1 shall be amended to add the following wording: “Peasant farm shall be granted the right of allotment of agricultural land out of stock of public or municipal land”.
Amends: Regional Law No. 32-Z “On turnover of agricultural land”. (2014-06-24)
Library ResourceLegislationDecember, 2017Lithuania
Article 7 shall be amended to add the following wording: “Article 7. Management, use and disposal of state land by trust.
Library ResourceLegislationJuly, 1992Latvia
The Law lays down rules for privatisation of land in rural areas. The main tasks of land privatisation are to create the basis and guarantees for agricultural development; to restore the land ownership rights to the former owners of land, which belonged to them on 21 July 1940 or to the heirs thereof; and to transfer land into ownership with remuneration to the citizens of the Republic of Latvia.
Library ResourceLegislationJuly, 2016Russia
Article 3 shall be amended to add the following wording: ““Owners and tenants, including leaseholders, of land plots must comply with the provisions and requirements in the sphere of ensuring agricultural land fertility”.
Amends: Regional Law No. 53-OZ “On regulation for ensuring agricultural land fertility”. (2005-06-01)
Library ResourceLegislationDecember, 2009Russia
This Law regulates relations concerning ownership, land tenure, and disposal of agricultural land, establishing plenary powers of regional administration and local government in the sphere of turnover of agricultural land. It establishes terms and conditions for allotment of plots of agricultural land pertaining to state and municipal property. Agricultural land shall be used exclusively for agricultural production.
Library ResourceLegislationAugust, 2006Bosnia and Herzegovina
This Law regulates the planning, protection, development, use and management of all land parcels defined and classified as agricultural land on the territory of the Republic of Srpska (part of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina).This Law also prescribes various administrative and concrete technical rules and requirements including the common interest principles, inspection, monitoring issues and additional practices to be implemented in order to obtain a more safe, secure and sustainable use of the agricultural land (considered as a natural resource good of major interest).The Law is