Legislation & Policies

Besides publications and articles about land governance, the Land Library also hosts country-level laws and policies that focus on land governance. The classification of different types of laws and policies can differ from country to country, so the classification used on the Land Portal is done through a general classification of elements.

Legislation & Policies
December 2016

Article 67(2) (e) of the Constitution of Kenya mandates the Commission to initiate investigation on its own initiative or on a complaint into historical land injustices and recommend appropriate redress. To give effect to this Constitutional requirement, section 15 of the National Land Commission Act as amended by Section 38 of the Land Laws amendment Act 2016, provides the legal framework for redressing Historical Land Injustices.

Legislation & Policies
November 2012

COUNTY GOVERNMENTS ACT NO. 17 OF 2012

Date of assent: 24th July, 2012.

Date of commencement: See Section 1.

An Act of Parliament to give effect to Chapter Eleven of the Constitution; to provide for county governments' powers, functions and responsibilities to deliver services and for connected purpose

Legislation & Policies
December 2015

A Bill for AN ACT of Parliament to consolidate the laws relating to energy, to provide for National and County Government functions in relation to energy,to provide for the establishment, powers and functions of the energy sector entities; promotion of renewable energy; exploration, recovery and commercial utilization of geothermal energy; regulation of midstream and downstream petroleum and coal activities; regulation, production, supply and use of electricity and other energy forms; and for connected purposes.

Legislation & Policies
December 2015

A BILL for AN ACT of Parliament to provide a framework for the contracting, exploration, development and production of petroleum; cessation of upstream petroleum operations; to give effect to relevant articles of the Constitution in so far as they apply to upstream petroleum operations; and for connected purposes.

Legislation & Policies
December 2013

THE WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT, 2013 No. 47 of 2013

Date of Assent: 24th December, 2013

Date of Commencement: 10th January, 2014

Legislation & Policies
September 2016

THE FOREST CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT ACT, 2016 No. 34 of 2016

Date of Assent: 31st August, 2016

Date of Commencement: By Notice

Legislation & Policies
May 2016

THE MINING ACT No. 12 of 2016

Date of Assent: 6th May, 2016

Date of Commencement: 27th May, 2016

Legislation & Policies
September 2016

THE COMMUNITY LAND ACT No. 27 of 2016

Date of Assent: 3lst August,2016

Date of Commencement : 2 I st September, 201 6

Journal Articles & Books
Legislation & Policies
December 2012

The constitution of Kenya , 2010

Sessional Paper No.3 of 2009 on the National Land Policy