In this case, which was heard before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 was declared invalid. The Act, among other things, sought to extend the period in which land restitution claims could be lodged. However, the court found that the Parliament did not sufficiently consult with key stakeholders including those who had successfully lodged claims under the previous Act of 1994.
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Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJurisprudenceJuly, 2016Africa, South Africa
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJurisprudenceNovember, 2016Africa, South Africa
This is a judgement in the Land Claims Court which concerned the validity of land claims lodged under The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014. This act was an amended version of the Restitution of Land rights Act 22 f 1994 which differed by extending the time frame for persons, descendants, or communities who were disposed of land after 1913 to lodge land claims. Previously the cut-off date under the 1994 to lodge claims was 31st December 1998. Under the 2014 Act, claims could up lodged from the passing of the act until 30 June 2019.
Library ResourceJurisprudenceJanuary, 2011India
This is a judgment of Supreme Court of India to check grabbing of village common land including ponds and water bodies (called in different names) by unscrupulous persons, political clout, powerful vested interests, corrupt state authorities, etc by fraudulent practices and ensure their protection and safeguard.
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