Encroaching on Land and Livelihoods: How National Expropriation Laws Measure Up Against International Standards | Land Portal | Securing Land Rights Through Open Data

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Date of publication: 
June 2016
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Encroaching on Land and Livelihoods: How National Expropriation Laws Measure Up Against International Standards
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44

Encroaching on Land and Livelihoods examines whether national expropriation laws in 30 countries across Asia and Africa follow the international standards established in Section 16 of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGTs). Section 16 of the VGGTs establishes standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement to ensure tenure security and responsible land governance. The UN Committee on World Food Security officially endorsed the VGGTs in 2012. Private companies, governments, NGOs, and other stakeholders are increasingly accepting the VGGTs as a new international standard on land tenure.

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Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 
Nicholas Tagliarino
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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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