Customary Law (Restoration) Act 1986. | Land Portal

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This Act stipulates that no person or body of persons recognized in pursuance of the a specified decision of the High Court shall after the date of commencement of this Act assert or exercise any title, right or power of Iroij Laplap with respect to the subject matter thereof which may be asserted or exercised by only such person as shall be entitled thereto according to the rules of customary law. Provided, however, that nothing in the provisions of this Subsection shall be construed as preventing the Iroij Eriks, Alaps, and Dri Jerbals from jointly asserting or exercising Iroij Laplap rights or powers with respect to any piece of land to which they are so entitled, until a final determination is made as to the question of Iroij.

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