Law Making in an African Context: The 1997 Mozambican Land Law | Land Portal

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March 2002
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FAODOCREP:df54c7da-1369-42d1-9581-d32806b6733c
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62
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This paper discusses the development of a new Land Law in Mozambique 1 , under the leadership of the Technical Secretariat (TS) of the Inter-ministerial Commission for the Revision of Land Legislation (popularly known as ‘the Land Commission’). The TS began work on the new law in August 1995 after first formulating a new National Land Policy. The National Assembly approved the law two years later. Regulations and other instruments needed to implement it were completed in December 1999. The Mozambican case offers important lessons at a time when land policy and reform is high on the agenda in many African countries

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Tanner, C.

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