Compulsory acquisition is the power of government to acquire private rights in land for a public purpose, without the willing consent of its owner or occupant. This power is known by a variety of names depending on a country’s legal traditions, including eminent domain, expropriation, takings and compulsory purchase.
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Library ResourceLegislationJuly, 2017Uganda
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationOther legal documentMarch, 2017Africa, South Africa
Written submissions on the MPRDA Amendment Bill 15D of 2013 to the Gauteng Legislature, made on behalf of the Land Access Movement of South Africa (LAMOSA), the Amadiba Crisis Committee (ACC), and Bench Marks Foundation.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationJanuary, 1977Argentina
This is Argentina's national law on expropriation dating back to 1977.
Library ResourceLegislationNational PoliciesJune, 2007Southern Asia, Bhutan
Preamble of Land Act: "Whereas, legislative reforms initiated from the Golden Throne have resulted in enactment and amendment of many laws for the benefit of the people of Bhutan, the Land Act of Bhutan shall stand testimony to the continued commitment and diligence of the Druk Gyalpo in his pursuit to promote the well-being of the Bhutanese people.
Library ResourceLegislationFebruary, 1995Namibia
An Act to provide for the acquisition of agricultural land by the State for the purpose of land reform and for the allocation of such land to Namibian citizens who do not own or otherwise have the use of any or of adequate agricultural land, and foremost those Namibian citizens who have been socially, economically or educationally disadvantaged by past discriminatory laws or practices; to vest in the State a preferent right to purchase agricultural land for the purposes of the Act; to provide for the compulsory acquisition of agricultural land by the State for the purposes of the Act; to re
Library ResourceLegislationMarch, 2014Namibia
An Act to amend the Agricultural (Commercial) Land Reform Act, 1995, so as to insert a certain definition; to provide for further situations where the State has the right of preference to purchase land; to provide for a negotiating committee on purchase prices; and to provide for incidental matters.
Library ResourceLegislationOctober, 1942Tanzania
An Act to make provision relating to chattel securities and the transfer of chattels.
Library ResourceLegislationJuly, 1963Tanzania
An Act to convert freehold estates in land into leasehold estates and to provide for the corresponding diminution of other estates and interests in and over land, to declare the incidents of such leasehold estates and to provide for the development of land.
Library ResourceLegislationDecember, 1967Tanzania
An Act to provide for the compulsory acquisition of lands for public purposes and in connection with housing schemes.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 1997Tanzania
An Act to make provision for investment in Tanzania, to provide for more favourable conditions for investors, and for related matters.
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