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 ResourceLegislationFebruary, 1952India
An Act to provide for the abolition of all the rights, title and interest in land of intermediaries by whatever name known, including the mortgagees and lessees of such interest, between the raiyat and the State of Odisha, for vesting in the said State of the said right, title and interest and to make provision for other matter connected therewith.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 2005India
This Hindu Succession Act Amendment made in 2005 was to grant, among others, rights to women to inherit agricultural land of the parents and husband. Under this amendment the daughters, including married daughters, are coparceners in joint family property, with the same birth right as sons, to share, claim partition, and (by presumption) to become karta (managers), while also sharing the liabilities. This would be applicable for Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains religious communities of India.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 2012India
An Act to deal with undertaking survey and settlement operations in the State by adopting modern technology to minimize the time span without compromising the quality, transparency and grievance redressal and related matters.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationJanuary, 1977Argentina
This is Argentina's national law on expropriation dating back to 1977.
Library ResourceLegislationDecember, 2000Belize
This the Belizean housing and town planning act. It is the primary piece of legislation for these topics.
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 ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationNational PoliciesFebruary, 2009China
"This Law is enacted in accordance with the Constitution for the purpose of upholding the basic economic system of the State, maintaining the order of the socialist market economy, defining the attribution of things, giving play to the usefulness of things and protecting the property right of obligees."
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationDecember, 2014India
This legislation concerns expropriation and aims to bring transparency to the process.
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