The regulatory framework for land administration, land information management, planning and building consists of laws, regulations, standards, norms, and administrative procedures relating to land development that seek to determine what developers, land-owners, communities and residents are entitled to do with and on that land. Unless specified, they should apply equally to all these groups, organisations or individuals seeking to acquire, develop or transfer urban and rural land. The regulatory framework determines also the rules, responsibilities and procedures regarding the collect and the processing of land information, and land administration.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
December 2012

Discussion paper on the legal framework of state land leases and concessions in Lao PDR. This paper summarizes the relevant laws and regulations and indicate contradictions in the legislation wherever contradictions exist. Research was supported by the GIZ – Land Management and Registration Project (LMRP) contribution to the Northern Uplands Development Program as product of the land management component.

Reports & Research
December 2006

Study on state land leases and concessions in Lao PDR, sponsored by the Lao-German Land Policy Development Project (German contribution to the Lao Land Titling Project II in Lao PDR). This study is part of a series of Land Policy Studies conducted in preparation of a coherent and comprehensive "National Land Policy Statement for Lao PDR."

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December 2015
Cambodia

The objective and strategy-oriented development goal of Phnom Penh urbanization aim to:

- Orient land usage and ensure the existing potential value of the Phnom Penh capital city in sustainable, efficient and equitable ways, in order to support the socio-economic development, ensure food security, pulchritude and environmental quality.

- Orient the development with equality, equity and correspondence between Phnom Penh capital city, city, provinces of the country and other states’ cities.

Regulations
February 2017
Cambodia

Land in amount of 1418.49 hectares was downsized to grant it for the 82 families who had occupied and used located and to keep as public state land in Tropeang Kea village, Cheung Kor commune, Preynob district, Preah Sihanouk province.

Reports & Research
December 2009
Cambodia

A conference paper on the topic of state land management in Cambodia. The author discusses the legal framework, governance and empowerment, land valuation, state land leasing, concessions and land use planning. They conclude with policy recommendations. Presented at the 7th FIG Regional Conference, "Spatial Data Serving People: Land Governance and the Environment", in Hanoi, October 2009.

Reports & Research
December 2008
Cambodia

This report published in 2008, shows how, contrary to Cambodia’s obligations under international human rights law, those affected by evictions have had no opportunity for genuine participation and consultation beforehand. Information on planned evictions and on resettlement packages has been incomplete and inaccurate, undermining the rights of those affected to information, and to participate in decisions which affect the exercise of their human rights, in particular the right to adequate housing.

Reports & Research
December 2009
Cambodia

A book documenting stories of people affected by forced evictions in Cambodia. The personal stories show what is lost when a home is destroyed or livelihood disrupted; and how people living in poverty are routinely excluded from decisions affecting them. Case studies include evictions from Boeung Kak Lake, Battambang, Koh Kong, Preah Sihanouk, Pursat and Kampong Chhnang, Phnom Penh, Kratie and Siem Reap.

Reports & Research
December 2014
Cambodia

This report provides background on Cambodia's legal framework, as well as data on the granting of social land concessions, reclassification of land, the land titling program, and land disputes. Dispute resolution mechanisms are also discussed.

Reports & Research
December 2010
Cambodia

The paper aims to identify the rationality of peasant communities and their contribution to rural development in Kampong Thom province. To do so, the authors explore the dynamics of land use and land tenure, the strategies of labor force allocation as well as the determinants of land and labor agricultural productivities amongst peasant communities. The research is based on field surveys in two communes. The researchers also analysed changes based on time-series aerial photos.

Reports & Research
December 2013
Myanmar

The Myanmar government introduced two new land laws in 2012 as part of an effort to liberalize land markets. This report analyzes the implementation of these laws using theory, field research, and a comparative regional analysis. It also offers recommended interventions.

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20 December 2017
India

NEW DELHI: Government's plantation projects under the compensatory afforestation fund scheme cannot be taken up on forest land where forest dwellers' rights have already been recognized, the tribal affairs ministry (MoTA) has said.

11 December 2017
South Africa

Johannesburg – The Constitutional Court ruled on Monday that a black community holds a right to certain portions of the Salem Commonage in the Eastern Cape and was dispossessed of the land due to past racially discriminatory practices.

According to the judgment, penned by Justice Edwin Cameron and concurred by nine others, the community had rights – but not exclusive rights – to the commonage.

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