Decree Law No. 8 of 1970 on the expropriation of lands for public benefits and utilities. | Land Portal

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This Decree Law is composed of 12 articles. Article 1 gives terms and definitions. Articles 2 to 11 deal with the following matters: expropriation of lands for public benefit and utilities may be comprehensive or partial; procedures of the expropriation; the right of ownership is effective after the publication of the decision of the expropriation of lands in the Official Gazette; compensation for expropriated lands shall be appreciated by a commission appointed by the President of Municipalities and Agriculture Department; measures to be taken in the event of a dispute over land ownership; right of appeal against the decision of the Commission; and, claims and appeals do not stop the expropriation.

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