This Act establishes the Environment and Land Use Appeal Tribunal, defines its composition and its jurisdiction and provides rules relative to proceedings before the Tribunal. The Tribunal shall hear and determine appeals under section 54 of the Environment Protection Act, under section 7B of the Morcellement Act and under sections 7 and 25 of the Town and Country Planning Act. It shall also decide on an appeal against a decision of a Municipal City Council, Municipal Town Council or District Council under section 117(14) of the Local Government Act 2011 and exercise such other jurisdiction as may be prescribed in any relevant Act. Any party who is not satisfied with the final decision of the Tribunal may appeal to the Supreme Court. The Tribunal may make such rules for the purpose of the institution and hearing of appeals before the Tribunal as it deems fit. The Act makes consequential amendments to Acts under which an appeal can be made.
Amends: Environment Protection Act. (2001-06)
Amends: Morcellement Act. (2000)
Amends: Town and Country Planning Act. (0000)
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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars.