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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2019
Antigua and Barbuda
Belize
Comoros
Cape Verde
Guyana
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Madagascar
Mauritius
Papua New Guinea
Suriname
Seychelles
Timor-Leste
Trinidad and Tobago
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa

Land degradation exacerbates the unique vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to environmental challenges, such as climate change, flash floods, soil erosion, lagoon siltation, coastal erosion and sea level rise, undermining their economic potential.

Peer-reviewed publication
August 2019
Timor-Leste
South-Eastern Asia

Land restitution carries implicit recognition of some previous claim to ownership, but when are first claims recognized? The concepts of first possession and original acquisition have long been used as entry points to Western concepts of property. For Austronesia, the concept of precedence is used in customary systems to justify and describe land claims and Indigenous authority.

Possession and Precedence: Juxtaposing Customary and Legal Events to Establish Land Authority
Journal Articles & Books
August 2019
Timor-Leste

Land restitution carries implicit recognition of some previous claim to ownership, but when are first claims recognized? The concepts of first possession and original acquisition have long been used as entry points to Western concepts of property. For Austronesia, the concept of precedence is used in customary systems to justify and describe land claims and Indigenous authority.

Manuals & Guidelines
June 2017
Mozambique
Angola
Equatorial Guinea
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Macao S.A.R
Timor-Leste
Portugal

Diretrizes de Apoio e Promoção da Agricultura Familiar nos Estados membros da CPLP aprovadas na II Reunião extraordinária do Conselho Regional de Segurança Alimentar e Nutricional da CPLP (CONSAN-CPLP)

National Policies
June 2017
Timor-Leste

This revised agricultural policy and strategic framework provides a coherent policy framework to address the key challenges in Timor-Leste. The Government recognizes that there is no simple "solution by technology".

Legislation
April 2017
Timor-Leste

This Law, consisting of 69 articles divided into five Chapters, defines the regime applicable to the expropriation of immovable property and establishes rules and procedures for cases in which the State, with a view to the pursuit of a public purpose, is impelled, in the absence of other viable alternative solutions, to call upon itself the ownership of immovable property in the private domain.

Regulations
March 2017
Timor-Leste

This Ministerial Order, consisting of 4 articles and eleven Annexes (I-A to I-M), establishes the formal Recognition of Traditional Sucos and Indigenous Villages existing in the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

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