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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Saving Provisions) Regulations 2016 (S.S.I. No. 372 (C. 35)).

Regulations
November, 2016
United Kingdom

These Regulations make provision in relation to bringing into force sections 83 (core path plans) and 84 (access rights: service of court applications) of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016. It also contains transitional provisions regarding "core path plans" as provided for by the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The effect of this is that anything done under the old law before 31st December 2016 will have effect as if it had been done under the new law.

Land Conflicts in India: An Interim Analysis

Reports & Research
November, 2016
India

Land and resource conflicts in India have deep implications for the well-being of the country’s people, institutions, investments, and long-term development. These conflicts reveal deep structural flaws in the country’s social, agrarian, and institutional structures, including ambiguities in property rights regimes and institutions. In 2014, a study focusing primarily on reports in the national media reflected the gravity of these conflicts.

Land Disputes and Stalled Investments in India

Reports & Research
November, 2016
India

India’s ambitious development agenda involves facilitating investment for economic growth, infrastructure development, and social progress. Yet, thousands of investment projects have been stalled to date, raising red flags for the health of the country’s financial regulatory systems, public sector banks, and investment community. While official reasons given for stalled projects remain opaque, deep contestation leading to conflict on public (and private) lands must be better understood as a substantive risk to investments.

Sub-decree No. 226 on downsizing of the 3,393 hectare of land in Chi Kreng district, Siem Reap province from land concession of TPP Company and economic land concession of Sophorn Theary Peanich Co. Ltd and reclassifying public state land as private st...

Regulations
October, 2016
Cambodia

This Sub-decree is about the downsized land in total of 3393 hectares, including (1) 3310.17 hectares from land concession of TPP Company and (2) 82.83 hectares from economic land concession of Sophorn Theary Peanich Co. Ltd, and the reclassification of the 2756.89 hectares of state public land as state private land for the granting of ownership to the people who have been occupied and the 636.11 hectares of land shall be kept for public benefits and physical infrastructure in Chong Spean village, Khvav commune, Chi Kreng district, Siem Reap province.

Earth's Crust Act (2016)

Legislation
October, 2016
Estonia

The Act regulates the Earth’s crust in Estonia. Its purpose is to ensure sustainable and economically efficient use of the earth's crust and to reduce environmental nuisances arising thereby to the greatest extent possible.

Community Land Act, 2016 (No. 27 of 2016).

Legislation
August, 2016
Kenya

This Act makes provision for the recognition, protection and registration of community land rights and also provides for conversion of community land, special rights and entitlements with respect to community land, environment and natural resources management of community land and settlement of disputes relating to community land.

Land Laws (Amendment) Act, 2016 (No. 28 of 2016).

Regulations
August, 2016
Kenya

This Act amends the Land Registration Act, 2012, the National Land Commission Act, 2012 and the Land Act, 2012 to give effect to Articles 68(c)(i) and 67(2)(e) of the Constitution. Article 68(c)(i) requires Parliament to enact legislation to prescribe minimum and maximum land holding acreages in respect of private land. Article 67(2)(e) requires the Land Commission to initiate investigations, on its own initiative or on a complaint, into present or historical land injustices, and recommend appropriate redress. The Act places restrictions on transactions in "controlled land".

Resolution No. 376 of 2016 of Georgian Government on Recognition of Ownership of Land in Possession (Use) of Individuals and Private Entities and Form for its Certificate

Regulations
July, 2016
Georgia

The Resolution creates the authority of the agency granting the recognition of ownership of agricultural/non-agricultural land to persons, entities and other formations which are in a legitimate possession (use) of the land or arbitrarily occupy the land. The document further specifies the procedure to gain such recognition and adopts certificate forms proving the same. It consists of three annexes: Rules for recognizing ownership of land in possession (use) of individuals and private entities (Annex No. 1); and Certificates of recognition of ownership (Annex No. 2 and Annex. 3). Annex No.

Regional Law No. 52-OZ amending Regional Law No. 53-OZ “On regulation for ensuring agricultural land fertility”.

Legislation
July, 2016
Russia

Article 3 shall be amended to add the following wording: ““Owners and tenants, including leaseholders, of land plots must comply with the provisions and requirements in the sphere of ensuring agricultural land fertility”.

Amends: Regional Law No. 53-OZ “On regulation for ensuring agricultural land fertility”. (2005-06-01)