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 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 ResourceLegislationNovember, 2017India
Access to homestead land, and housing in turn, are basic requirements for human survival. Every citizen needs to have a safe, secure and healthy place to live, work and lead a life of dignity. A house provides not only physical protection against the vagaries of nature, but also space and privacy to an individual and his family for physical, emotional and intellectual growth.
Library ResourceLegislationSeptember, 1960India
This Act may be called the Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms Act, 1960.
It extends to the whole of the State of Manipur except the hill areas thereof: Provided that the State Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, extend the whole or any part of any section of this Act to any of the hill areas of Manipur also as may be specified in such notification.
Library ResourceLegislationMarch, 1938India
This Act may be called the West Bengal land Reforms Act, 1955. It extends to the whole of West Bengal [except the area described in Schedule I of the Calcutta Municipal Corporation Act, 1980, but not excepting the area included in the said Schedule, which, immediately before the coming into force of the Calcutta Muncipal Corporation (Amendment) Act, 1983, wascomprised in the municipality of Jadavpur, South Suburban or Garden Reach.
This act is modified up to the 1st January, 1999.
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 & PoliciesLegislationMay, 1960Ethiopia
Preface: "The Civil Code has been promulgated by Us at a time when the progress achieved by Ethiopia requires the modemisation of the legal framework 01 Our Empire's social structure so as to keep pace with the c1umpn, circumstances of ehis world of today. In order to consolidate the progreu already achieved and to facilitate yet further growth and development, precise and detailed rules must be laid down regarding those problems which do not only jace the individual citizen bue ehe nation. as a whole.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationApril, 1990Hong Kong
Decree of Yang Shangkun, President of the People's Republic of China: 4 April, 1990:
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesLegislationDecember, 1994Kazakhstan
"1. Civil legislation is based on the recognition of the equality of the participants of the relations regulated thereby, inviolability of property, freedom of agreement, prohibition of arbitrary interference in somebody's private affairs, indispensability of the free exercise of civil rights, and provision for the restitution of violated rights and their defence in the court."
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