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Northern Mariana Islands

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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. The indicators of this dataset assess national laws against Section 16 of the VGGT standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in the VGGTs.

    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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    An Act to define “public purpose” pursuant to Section 1, Article X of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Constitution; and for other purposes (P.L. No. 11-84).

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    This Act provides a definition of “public purpose” applicable wherever that term appears in the constitution, laws. statutes, code, rules and regulations of the Commonwealth, unless otherwise provided for by law. The term “public purpose” shall include, but not be limited to, any purpose which meets one or more of the criteria set out by this Act. The Act also defines a public purpose in relation with the occurance of (natural) disasters.

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    July 1999

    An Act to to amend section 2674 of Public Law 10-57 in order to further protect and preserve places important to the culture, traditions and history of the people of the Northern Mariana Islands; and for other purposes (P.L. 11-48).

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    This Act makes provision for the protection and conservation of public land of Managaha Island.

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    September 1998

    Zoning Code of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (P.L. 6-32).

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    This Act: makes provision for the establishment of a Commonwealth Zoning Board and the Zoning Advisory Council; defines functions and powers of the Board and the Council; defines duties of the Zoning Administrator; provides for the establishment of Land Use Districts; and makes provision for land use and town and country planning in general.

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    June 1989

    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Disaster Relief Act of 1979 (P.L. 1-023).

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    This Act concerns response and relief in case of man-made or natural disasters and emergencies affecting the Northern Mariana Islands. The Governor-General shall be the principal authority for purposes of response to disasters and emergencies. Disasters shall include flood, water contamination and oil spills. the Governor-general may declare a state of disaster emergency and may make Executive Orders related to the declaration of a state of disaster emergency.

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    October 1979