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Land Tenure Legislation in Timor-Leste


By Bernardo Almeida

The establishment of a formal land tenure system in Timor-Leste has been one of the most daunting challenges for the country since its independence. The post-colonial and post-conflict history has left a complex environment of conflicting land claims to which no solution has yet been found. The purpose of this article is to contribute to a better understanding of the legislation currently in force in Timor-Leste concerning (or regulating) land tenure.

Posted April 15, 2016
Related locations: Timor-Leste
Related programs: Good Governance, Law and Justice