This Law, composed of 89 articles divided in 5 chapters, regulates the general principles on land rights. In particular, the Law rules on: property rights, rural community rights, natural resources’ use and protection measures, land expropriation, land concession, territorial planning, land classification, and registration procedures. Article 1 establishes that rural lands and paths belonging to pubic/private private domain оr to local authorities/individuals are under a regime of servitude of passage or integrated into communal lands, according to customary law, in order to allow access cattle to pastures оu water sources and other traditional utilities of rural communities. Moreover, the Law indicates the competent authorities and their related functions. Finally, the Law regulates the procedural provisions.
Implemented by: Decree No. 58/07 approving the General Regulation for Land Concession. (2007-07-13)
Repeals: Act No. 21-C/92 on ownership, concession and use of agricultural land. (1992-08-28)
Repeals: Decree No. 32/95 approving the implementing Regulation of Act No. 21-C/92 on ownership, concession and use of agricultural land. (1995-12-08)
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