Customary Land Tribunal Act (Cap. 271) | Land Portal

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The object of this Act is to provide for a system based on custom to resolve disputes about customary land. This Act provides for the establishment of land tribunals to resolve disputes about customary land and prescribes the procedures to be followed by those land tribunals in resolving such disputes and rules of appeal for parties who are dissatisfied with decisions of land tribunals. Part 2 sets out how a village land tribunal is to resolve a customary land dispute. A village land tribunal can be a single or joint village land tribunal depending on where the land in dispute is situated. If all the parties accept the decision, the dispute is resolved, otherwise appeal can be had to custom sub-area land tribunals (see Part 3), custom area land tribunals (see Part 4) and island land tribunals (see Part 5). Parts 6 sets out the procedures to be followed by land tribunals. The procedures are substantially the same for each kind of land tribunal. Part 7 deals with qualifications for members and secretaries of land tribunals and Part 8 deals with miscellaneous matters.

Amended by: Customary Land Tribunal (Amendment) Act (No. 2 of 2011). (2011-08-23)
Repealed by: Customary Land Tribunal (Repeal) Act 2013 (No. 34 of 2013). (2014-01-16)

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