Turks and Caicos 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, 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 2008

    This Ordinance prohibits the unlawful occupation or use of Crown land. The Minister may issue a notice to a person who commits an offence under this Ordinance to give up the occupation of the land and to restore it to its original condition. If the person committing the offence refuses to comply with the notice, the Commissioner of Lands or another authorised officer may remove or demolish any structure on the land. No prosecution shall be instituted against persons that comply within 60 days of the commencement of this Ordinance.

    January 1992

    This Ordinance establishes the National Trust as a body corporate. The Trust shall safeguard the cultural, historical and natural heritage of the Turks and Caicos Islands through the preservation of areas, sites, buildings, structures and objects of cultural, historical or natural significance. It may, among other things, engage in programmes to preserve and propagate wildlife. The Trust shall be managed by the Trust Council, which may establish district and special committees.

    January 1985

    This Ordinance provides with respect to theft, and defines "theft" including theft of land and things forming part of the land such as game or wild plants. The Ordinance also concerns restoration orders by court.