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 & PoliciesOctober, 2006Zambia
Land is the most fundamental resource in any society because it is the basis of human survival. Land is the space upon which all human activities take place and provides continued existence of all life forms and minerals.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJune, 2017Zambia
Zambia remains committed to the socio-economic development planning of the country as reflected by the return to development planning in 2005. The Seventh National Development Plan (7NDP) for the period 2017- 2021 is the successor to the Revised Sixth National Development Plan, 2013-2016 (R-SNDP) following its expiry in December 2016. The Plan, like the three national development plans (NDPs) that preceded it, is aimed at attaining the long-term objectives as outlined in the Vision 2030 of becoming a “prosperous middle-income country by 2030”.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJurisprudenceJuly, 2016Africa, South Africa
In this case, which was heard before the Constitutional Court of the Republic of South Africa, The Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act 15 of 2014 was declared invalid. The Act, among other things, sought to extend the period in which land restitution claims could be lodged. However, the court found that the Parliament did not sufficiently consult with key stakeholders including those who had successfully lodged claims under the previous Act of 1994.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesOctober, 2014India
An Act to provide for measures to curb organized attempts to grab lands whether belonging to the Government, wakf or the Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments, local authorities or other statutory or non-statutory bodies owned or controlled or managed by the Government.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesSeptember, 1982India
This Act is meant mainly to arrest and curb the unlawful activity of grabbing Government land, a local authority, a religious or Charitable Institution or Endowment including Wakf or any other private property, either individually or in groups either by force or decrepit or otherwise.
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesFebruary, 2010Cambodia
"Article 1: This law aims to define an expropriation in the Kingdom of Cambodia by defining the principles, mechanisms, and procedures of expropriation, and defining fair and just compensation for any construction, rehabilitation, and public physical infrastructure expansion project for the public and national interests and development of Cambodia."
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesRegulationsJanuary, 2011China
"This Regulation is formulated for purposes of regulating the expropriation of buildings on state-owned land and corresponding compensation, maintaining public interests and protecting the legitimate rights and interests of owners of the buildings to be expropriated."
Library ResourceLegislation & PoliciesJune, 2012Tanzania
A comprehensive legal analysis highlighting gaps and recommendations in the four selected land related legislations in Tanzania.
Library ResourceLegislationMarch, 2002Tanzania
An Act to provide for the establishment of Land dispute settlement machinery and for matters incidental thereto.
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