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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
    • Missing Value

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
    • Fully adopt
    • Partially adopt
    • Not adopted
    • Missing Value

    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.


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    March 2003

    This Act concern environmental assessment as a means to integrating environmental factors into planning and decision making processes in order to promote sustainable development. The Act contains provisions on the projects requiring environmental assessment (sect. 4), on the environmental assessment process (sect. 10), on decisions and appeals against decisions and on dispute settlement. Under section 49, the Yukon Environmental Assessment Branch is established and its organization, powers and duties are set in the following sections.

    January 2015

    The present Regulation is made under the Land Titles Act, 2015. In particular, the Regulation provides for the correct and efficient enforcement of the afore-mentioned Act. Section 2 establishes that the whole of Yukon is constituted as one registration district to be known as the «Yukon Land Registration District». The text consisting of 7 sections deals, inter alia, with the following aspects: Land Titles Office, Review of deputy registrar’s decision, review by judge under the Act, enduring power of attorney, commissioner’s approval, disposal of records, establishment of standards.

    November 1986

    The present Regulations are made under the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act. In particular, the Regulations provide for the establishment of a land registry system, under the control and supervision of the Minister for the registration of rights and interests in Category IA and IA-N l and in buildings situated thereon. The Land Registry System shall consist of the following registry offices: a) a Central Land Registry Office; b) one local Land Registry Office for each Cree band; and c) a Local Land Registry Office for the Naskapi band.

    September 1977

    The aim of this Act is to protect "agricultural land reserves", as established under the Agricultural Land Commission Act. It is based upon a basic prohibition to either remove soil or bring any material onto agricultural land reserves, unless accompanied by a local authority permit, or by the written approval of the Provincial Agricultural Land Commission (sect. 2). The remaining sections deal with application fees (sect. 4); permits (sect. 5); suspension and cancellation of permits (sect. 6); enforcement (sects. 8 and 9); offences (sect. 10); regulations (sect. 11).

    June 2001

    The present Act lays down provisions relating to the Planning Appeal Board. The Board is responsible for hearing property assessment appeals, appeals of land use and planning decisions from throughout New Brunswick and hearing appeals of local heritage review Boards decisions under the Municipal Heritage Preservation Act. The Board is comprised of 11 regional panels from around the province, each consisting of a common chairperson and two members appointed from the respective region. The text consists of 27 sections.

    January 1973

    The present Act lays down provisions relating to land survey in the province of New Brunswick. In particular, the Act sets out details of land surveying procedures. Section 2 establishes that the Service New Brunswick shall establish and maintain a system of plane rectangular coordinates for locating points on the earth’s surface. A surveyor with at least five years experience as such shall be designated as Director of Surveys by Service New Brunswick.