In many countries, unidentified private individuals and legal entities obtain significant economic benefits from land. This lack of transparency can make it harder for affected communities and governments to hold them accountable for land use decision-making and any sort of violation they commit. It can also leave investors open to risk if they do not know who is truly behind a company they are doing business with.
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Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesJulio, 2018Sierra Leona, Scotland
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesDiciembre, 2010África, Libia, Sudán, Burundi, Etiopía, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Tanzania, Uganda, Camerún, Namibia, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leona, Panamá, Brasil, Jordania, Rumania, Reino Unido, Alemania, Samoa
The Eastern and Anglophone Western Africa Regional Assessment meeting was organized by a task force consisting of FAO, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Land Policy Initiative, the United Nations World Food Programme, United Nations Development Programme, the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme officials in Ethiopia.
An Act to consolidate with amendments, the law on local government, and to provide for the decentralisation and devolution of functions, powers and services to local councils and for other matters connected therewith.LegislaciónSierra Leona, África occidental, África
This Act: provides for the establishment of localities and local authorities; provides for functioning of local authorities; defines functions and powers of local councils and councillors; and establishes the Local Government Service Commission, the Local Government Finance Committee and the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Decentralization.Localities are established by this Act or, pursuant to this Act, by the President. A locality shall be administered by a local council which shall be a body corporate.
Library ResourceLegislaciónEnero, 1898Sierra Leona
This Ordinance makes provision with respect to the compulsory acquisition of lands for public purposes and compensation for such acquisition to the landowner. It sets out the procedure for such acquisition and subsequent registration of land. The Governor may be required to purchase the rest of a piece of land if only a part was acquired and the rest is rendered useless to the owner. It shall be lawful for the Minister to resell any land purchased under this rule. The Ordinance also makes provision for resolution of disputed regarding compensation, etc.
Library ResourceLegislaciónEnero, 1886Sierra Leona
This Act makes provision with respect to the procedure of escheat of property, i.e. the appropriation of any casual revenues arising within the Colonies or Foreign Possessions of the Crown (other than Droits of the Crown and Droits of the Admiralty) for or towards any public purposes within the Colonies or Possessions in which the same respectively may have arisen, including the revenue to arise from the estates and effects of persons who have died intestate and without heirs or next of kin.
Library ResourceInformes e investigacionesJulio, 2018Sierra Leona
This report analyses the land registration system and applicable legal framework in Sierra Leone to determine whether these ensure adequate transparency and accountability, particularly in the context of beneficial ownership.
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