This paper focuses on legal and institutional aspects of children’s property and inheritance rights in Southern and East Africa. Chapter 2 discusses violations of children’s property and inheritance rights and discusses how the spread of HIV/AIDS has contributed to the violations. Chapter 3 assesses several norms of customary law that aim to protect children’s property and inheritance rights as well as the current practices of customary law that—in the context of the HIV/AIDS pandemic—serve to complicate and limit children’s ability to maintain their rights.
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Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2006Mozambique, Zambia, Sweden, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Eswatini, Congo, Malawi, Rwanda, Jordan, Laos, South Africa, Lesotho, Uganda, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Botswana, Kenya, Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Zambia, Mali, Burundi, China, Namibia, Eswatini, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Malawi, Niger, Mozambique, Liberia, South Africa, Uganda, Madagascar, Tanzania, Sudan, Georgia, Kenya, Europe, Asia, Africa, Northern America
Land Tenure Working Paper 11. This co-publication of FAO and UN-HABITAT seeks to better understand and define the processes, mechanisms and institutions of governance of tenure in rural and urban areas. The paper recognises that excellent land policies, laws and technical reforms have been developed. However, in many cases their implementation has slipped, stalled or even been reversed. By adopting a governance and political economy perspective, the paper offers insights for the design of reforms and for the development of land governance tools.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Angola, Mozambique, Libya, Zambia, Lesotho, Germany, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Botswana, Eswatini, South Africa, Malawi, Namibia, Africa
FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), GTZ (Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit) and other development partners are working together with countries to prepare Voluntary Guidelines that will provide practical guidance to states, civil society, the private sector, donors and development specialists on the responsible governance of tenure.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2009Serbia, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Slovakia, Lithuania, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Turkmenistan, Albania, Uzbekistan, Armenia, Poland, Russia, Georgia, Romania, Tajikistan, Czech Republic, Asia, Europe
Land tenure working paper 3. This document reflects the policies, status and trends of governance in Eastern Europe and in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The study assesses the state of governance and evaluates the ability of countries to contribute to the elaboration of FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land and other Natural Resources.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2010Angola, Burkina Faso, Bangladesh, Honduras, Belgium, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Indonesia, Malawi, Mozambique, Botswana, Liberia, Philippines, Madagascar, Tanzania, Portugal, Ecuador, Netherlands, Sudan, Africa, Americas, Asia
The impacts of natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis have been increasing steadily since the 1950’s, particularly for developing countries. According to a World Bank external evaluation report “natural disasters destroyed US$652 billion in property worldwide in the 1990s alone – an amount 15 times higher in real terms compared to the 1950s. Approximately 2.6 billion people were affected by natural disasters over the past ten years, compared to 1.6 billion in the previous decade.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2008Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Guinea, Mexico, Brazil, Americas
La presente Nota de Políticas sobre el acceso a la tierra en Nicaragua ha servido de insumo a la preparación de la nueva Estrategia de Asistencia al País (CAS, en sus siglas en ingles) que el Banco Mundial presentó a su Junta en 2007.
Library ResourceLegislationAustralia, Oceania
This Act concerns servitude and the right of passage on other people’s land for the purpose of carrying out works on one’s own land or on utility services on that land. The Act provides for the legal procedures for implementing such rights.
Library ResourceRegulationsGuinea, Western Africa, Africa
Le présent décret adopte la Déclaration de politique foncière en milieu rural (DPFMR).L'objectif du Gouvernement est de fixer un cadre stratégique cohérent visant à améliorer les conditions d'accès et de gestion durable et équitable des ressources rurales.Spécifiquement, la démarche vise à sécuriser les exploitants ruraux, renforcer l'équité et la paix sociale, stimuler la production et la productivité agricole, promouvoir la gestion décentralisé des ressources foncières, favoriser l'accès à la terre des personnes pauvres et des groupes sociaux fragilisés et défavorisés,
Library ResourceRegulationsAustralia, Oceania
These Regulations, consisting of 3 sections, implement provisions of the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992. The Regulations provide for administrative and legal proceedings requirements to Neighbouring Land access, which may be established by the court under section 5(4)(a) of the Access to Neighbouring Land Act 1992 if the owner of the subject land, or other person whose agreement to the entry on the subject land is required, cannot be found. The court may make an order for substituted service if satisfied that the applicant cannot find the owner of the subject land.
Library ResourceLegislationCape Verde, Africa, Western Africa
This Legislative Decree, composed of six Chapters divided into 38 articles, provides for the institution of a National Land Register regulating land tenure. Special attention is paid to the use of terms and meanings within the Register.
Repealed by: Decree-Law No. 29/2009 on the National Land Register of Cabo Verde. (2009-08-17)