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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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    January 2009

    This Law provides for the taxations of transactions involving rights in land as defined by this Law. It also provides for exemptions, payment of tax, reduction or remission of tax and proceedings for the recovery of tax. The States may, by Regulations, specify transactions to which this Law does not apply.

    Implemented by: Taxation (Land Transactions) (LTT Statements and Receipts) (Jersey) Order 2009. (2010-01-01)

    January 2002

    This Law provides for general town and country planning and provides rules relative to development in Jersey. It also provides for the protection of trees. The purpose of the Law is to conserve, protect and improve Jersey’s natural beauty, natural resources and general amenities, its character, and its physical and natural environments. An application for planning permission to carry out prescribed development under this Law shall be taken to include any environmental impact statement relating to the application prepared and provided in accordance with provisions of this Law.

    September 2009

    This Order concerns publication of an Island Plan under the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. It applies where, by virtue of article 3(3) of the Law, the Minister is required to publicize the Minister’s proposals in respect of the Island Plan or of a revision of it, and to seek representations from the public. The public may submit an initial representation in respect of the initial draft Island Plan to the Minister. An appointed inspector shall conduct examination in public.

    September 2008

    This Order specifies permitted development for articles 8(3)(a) of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. That provision empowers the Minister to grant, by Order, planning permission in respect of a class or classes of development specified in the Order. The Minister may give a direction that the permission shall not apply in respect of: (a) all or any development of the Part, Class or paragraph; or (b) the change of use within the use class, specified in the direction. Some development concerns agricultural land.

    October 2008

    This Order concerns public inquiries a public inquiry be held in respect of an application for planning permission in accordance with article 12 of the Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. It sets out the procedure of such inquiries and provides for appointment of an inspector and supporting officers for purposes of an inquiry. The inspector shall conduct the public inquiry as he or she thinks fit, subject to the requirements of this Order and of the terms of reference.

    Implements: Planning and Building (Jersey) Law 2002. (2009-04-01)