This qualitative dataset shows how national laws measure up against the international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established in Section 16 of the UN Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGTs). The UN Committee on World Food Security, a body consisting of 193 governments, endorsed the VGGTs in 2012.

  • If the national laws assessed fully adopt the VGGT principle, then a score of "A" is given.

  • If national laws assessed partially adopt the VGGT principle, then a score of "B" is given.

  • If national laws assessed do not adopt the VGGT principle, then a score of "C" is given.

Answering the questions posed by these indicators entailed reviewing a broad range of legally binding instruments, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, communal land acts, agricultural land acts, land use acts, and regulations. For more information, please see: http://www.wri.org/publication/encroaching-on-land-and-livelihoods

 

Cite as: Tagliarino, N.K. 2018. Voluntary Guidelines Section 16 Indicators on Expropriation, Compensation, and Resettlement. University of Groningen: Groningen, Netherlands. Available at: https://landportal.org/book/dataset/nkt-vggt16

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This indicator asks whether national laws provide affected populations with a right to negotiate compensation levels.

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Index (A; C)
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The legal data collected for Nicholas Tagliarino's dissertation and posted on Land Book examines whether national expropriation, compensation, and resettlement laws in developing countries are adopting international standards designed to secure tenure rights and ensure responsible land governance. The analysis conducted for this dataset is based on Section 16 of the UN Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure, which establishes standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement.

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