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Namibia Sectional Titles Act

This act governs the division of certain property rights.

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Namibia
Creator:
Government of Namibia
Year:
2009

New and Emerging Developments in Gender and Law in China

Full Citation: Jianjun, L., et al., New and Emerging Developments in Gender and Law in China, (Wellesley Centers for Women, 2009).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
China
Creator:
Multiple Contributing Authors
Year:
2009

On the Edge of the Law: Women's Property Rights and Dispute Resolution in Kisii, Kenya

Full citation: Henrysson, E. and Joireman, S. (2009). “On the Edge of the Law: Women's Property Rights and Dispute Resolution in Kisii, Kenya.” Law Society Review 43(1), 39-60. - This study used interviews and focus groups to explore property disputes and perceptions of formal and customary systems of dispute resolution. The initial interviews were structured and conducted with various groups and individuals.

In Kenya, government efforts at establishing clearly defined property rights and adjudication mechanisms have run up against alternative processes for the adjudication of disputes. This research demonstrates that customary processes may also carry a monetary cost that puts them beyond the means of many citizens. This article compares the costs and processes of the formal and informal methods of property rights adjudication for women in the Kisii region of Kenya. The research results suggest that women have weak property rights overall, they have limited access to formal dispute resolution systems because of costs involved, and even the informal systems of conflict resolution are beyond the means of many citizens.

Attempts to maintain use rights over their land when widowed or divorced are not taken to the land tribunals because of the expense involved. Pursuing the resolution of disputes through the customary system is also prohibitively expensive. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Kenya
Creator:
Henrysson, E. and Joireman, S.
Year:
2009

Peru Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Peru
Creator:
Republic of Peru
Years:
2009, 1993

Poland Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Poland
Creator:
Republic of Poland
Years:
2009, 1997

Rwanda Law on Mortgages

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Rwanda
Creator:
Government of Rwanda
Years:
2010, 2009

Senegal Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Senegal
Creator:
Republic of Senegal
Years:
2009, 2001