a deed is a written or printed instrument that effects a legal disposition such as a contract for sale.

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Nearly 300 families living on islands given land titles
6 April 2018
Cambodia

The government has decided to reallocate more than 520 hectares of land in Sihanoukville’s Koh Rong and Koh Rong Sanloem communes from state land to private ownership for nearly 300 families living there.

According to a sub-decree issued on Wednesday, the government decided to provide 528.37 hectares of land in the two communes to 298 families living in the area, while also allocating some plots of land for schools, administration offices, commune halls, village headquarters, military units and pagodas.

Brazil

By: Chris Arsenault 
Date: August 30th 2016
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation

"People are actually dying because of this issue"

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In Brazil's Amazon where no-one knows who exactly owns a swathe of territory the size of Ukraine, a lack of formal property deeds is causing conflict, greater deforestation and environmental damage, researchers said on Tuesday.

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