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  1. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2020
    Eastern Africa, Mozambique

    One of the key aspects of the Mozambican legal framework for land is that Mozambican nationals can acquire tenure rights through inheritance, via peaceful occupation or through customary channels These usufruct tenure rights, known by the Portuguese acronym ‘DUAT’ (Direito de Uso e Aproveitamento da Terra), can be held individually or jointly.

  2. Library Resource
    Bulletin #14 cover

    Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    June, 2019
    Africa, Eastern Africa, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania

    This bulletin focuses on land tenure regularisation (LTR), with articles from practitioners to accompany the new LEGEND report Securing land rights at scale: eight lessons and guiding principles on land tenure regularisation.

  3. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2018
    Uganda

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2018
    Africa, Malawi

    The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT) set out internationally-accepted principles and standards for responsible practices, providing a framework for governments, the private sector and civil society to use when developing policies and programmes for improving food security.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    July, 2014
    Africa, Kenya

    The UNFCCC framework asks countries to include a national REDD+ institutional framework with certain key elements, many of which will draw on existing legal frameworks. For example, as part of their national strategies and action plans (discussed above), countries are requested to address. land tenure issues:1 The importance of land tenure for regulating land use and assigning benefits from REDD+ has been widely noted. Nonetheless, clarifying and then administering land tenure is a complicated issue that presents a challenge for many countries.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2014
    Uganda

    In August 2013, the Government of Uganda gazetted the National Land Policy (NLP) after having initiated the policy process over three decades ago. The NLP is to provide an over-arching policy framework for land governance and management, consolidating the many other policies and laws that have governed land and natural resources since colonial times.

  7. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    January, 2015
    Ethiopia

    Ethiopia's Anti-Terrorism Law: A Tool to Stifle Dissent, authored by lawyers from leading international law firms, provides an in-depth and damning analysis of Ethiopia’s Anti-Terrorism Proclamation. The report examines how the law, enacted in 2009, is a tool of repression, designed and used by the Ethiopian Government to silence its critics.

  8. Library Resource

    Insights and challenges from field practice of land conflicts.

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    September, 2017
    Uganda

    A constitutional amendment bill has been tabled before Parliament with the primary aim of overhauling the Constitutional Right to Protection from deprivation of property (Article 26).

  9. Library Resource

    Uganda

    Policy Papers & Briefs
    August, 2016
    Uganda

    Food security in Uganda relies mainly on access to land and security of tenure. Land governance is marked by the contradiction between relatively progressive legislation and only partial implementation. Institutions that have to deal with land administration and land disputes, such as customary authority systems, local government, and special courts for land justice, have weakened in the last years. Women’s position with respect to land and inheritance also remains weak, both legally and in practice, undermining their livelihoods and status in society.

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