Land Policy & Legislation

The regulatory framework for land administration, land information management, planning and building consists of laws, regulations, standards, norms, and administrative procedures relating to land development that seek to determine what developers, land-owners, communities and residents are entitled to do with and on that land. Unless specified, they should apply equally to all these groups, organisations or individuals seeking to acquire, develop or transfer urban and rural land. The regulatory framework determines also the rules, responsibilities and procedures regarding the collect and the processing of land information, and land administration.

Source: GLTN


24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos




Anúncio 1.2


23 May 2017


Frustrated over the pace of housing delivery and poor living conditions in informal settlements in South Africa, a group of people from informal settlements in Tshwane municipality in May gathered to protest poor, overcrowded living conditions.

They also demand resettlement, after attempts to occupy a nearby space was met with threats by private land owners.

23 May 2017

Date: 20 mai 2017

Source: Web Manager Center

Le Conseil des ministres de vendredi 19 mai à La Kasbah a adopté dix décrets gouvernementaux, dont certains sont relatifs à l’expropriation pour cause d’utilité publique pour la réalisation de projets publics.

Voici les décrets adoptés:

17 May 2017

 A Brazilian congressional commission, led by a powerful farming lobby, has recommended dismantling the National Indian Foundation, or FUNAI, indigenous rights agency following a land boundary investigation.

The commission suggested FUNAI, which is run by anthropologists, should be replaced with an agency run by the Brazilian Ministry of Justice.

Critics have slammed the suggestion, arguing dismantling FUNAI would empower farmers who seek to use more land in the Amazon rainforest, Jornal O Globo reported.

22 May 2017

In countries like Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar, tens of thousands face eviction with few tools to fight back

Residents of a village in Hanoi's outskirts took 38 officials and policemen hostage recently in protest against what they claimed was the illegal seizure of their land by a telecommunications firm owned by the military.

The stand-off riveted the nation, and also highlighted the persistence of land disputes in a region where rapid development is pitting large commercial interests against longstanding communities.

22 May 2017

Date: 18/05/2017 

Source: Mediaterre

Le Centre pour l’environnement et développement (le CED) a lancé « l’Atlas des colères et résistances communautaires en Afrique. », dans le sillage d’un  l’appel mondial à l’action (Global call action) qui vise à engager et à mobiliser les communautés, les organisations, les gouvernements et les particuliers du monde entier en faveur de la promotion et de la sécurisation des droits fonciers des peuples autochtones et des communautés locales.

22 May 2017

Date: 17 mai 2017

Source: BBC

L'ambassadeur d'Allemagne à Zimbabwe, Thorsten Hutter a déclaré que les indemnisations pour ses citoyens doivent faire partie du dialogue de reprise de coopération entre Harare et l'Union Européenne.

Actuellement, Harare tente de renouer avec l'UE, après de longues sanctions imposées par Bruxelles à cause de rapports négatifs sur les droits de l'homme et d'allégations de fraude électorale.

22 May 2017

How do you deal with bureaucratic inefficiencies and weak capacity, to say nothing of endemic impoverishment, corruption, criminal gangs and staggering inequities that undermine property rights worldwide? Is there a way for those in the private and nonprofit sectors to engage with government to fill some of the gaps in the provision of property rights, without making the situation worse? A way to get involved without further complicating matters?