Environment and Land Court Act, 2011 (Cap. 12A). | Land Portal

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This Act establishes the Environment and Land Court pursuant to Article 162 (2)(b) of the Constitution. The principal objective of the Act is to enable the Court to facilitate the just, expeditious, proportionate and accessible resolution of disputes governed by this Act.The Environment and Land Court shall have the status of High Court and shall hear and determine disputes relating to environment and land, including disputes: (a) relating to environmental planning and protection, trade, climate issues, land use planning, title, tenure, boundaries, rates, rents, valuations, mining, minerals and other natural resources; (b) relating to compulsory acquisition of land; (c) relating to land administration and management; and (d) relating to public, private and community land and contracts, choses in action or other instruments granting any enforceable interests in land. In addition, the Court shall have supervisory jurisdiction over the subordinate courts, local tribunals, persons or authorities in accordance with Article 165(6) of the Constitution.The Act also provides, among other things, for: composition of the Court, proceedings of hearings, the Registrar of Court, enforcement of Court Orders, appeals against decisions of the Court, guiding principles that the Court must observe in exercise of its jurisdiction and alternative dispute resolution.

Amended by: Statute Law (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act, 2012 (No. 12 of 2012). (2012-07-06)
Repeals: Land Disputes Tribunals Act, 1990 (Cap. 303A). (1990)

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