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Kyrgyz Republic Pasture Law

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Kyrgyz Republic
Creator:
Government of the Kyrgyz Republic
Year:
2009

Land Policy Reform for Women in Liberia

Full citation: Scalise, E. and Hannay, L., "Land Policy Reform for Women in Liberia," FOCUS ON AFRICA BRIEF (December 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Liberia
Creator:
Scalise, E. and Hannay, L.
Year:
2013

Land Proclamation of Afar

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Ethiopia
Creator:
Afar Regional State Government
Year:
2009

Land Reform Revisited

Full citation: HAKI Network, "Land Reform Revisited," HAKI NETWORK REPORT (2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, El Salvador, Bolivia, Peru
Creator:
HAKI Network
Year:
2013

Land Tenure, Titling, and Gender in Bolivia

Full citation: Lastarria-Cornhiel, S., "Land Tenure, Titling and Gender in Bolivia," SAINT LOUIS UNIVERISTY PUBLIC LAW REVIEW (2009).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Bolivia
Creator:
Lastarria-Cornhiel, S.
Year:
2009

LandWise: The Research Process

This guide is intended to help users get started with conducting online and print research on topics related to women and land. Specifically, this guide will help users identify the laws and social science materials necessary for conducting a general legal review of women and land topics. Legal reviews help practitioners identify gaps in specific laws and policies and expose opportunities for policy recommendations.

Collection Type:
Practice Guides
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Chang, J.
Year:
2013

Large-scale land based investments in Africa: Synthesis report

Full citation: AUC, ECA, AfDB, "Large-scale land based investments in Africa: Synthesis Report," LAND POLICY INITIATIVE REPORT (December 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Year:
2013

Liberia Land Commission Act of 2008

An Act to establish the Land Commission. Approved in 2009

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Liberia
Creator:
Republic of Liberia
Year:
2009

Luxembourg Civil Code

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Luxembourg
Creator:
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Year:
2013

Luxembourg Constitution

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Luxembourg
Creator:
Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Year:
2009

Myanmar Constitution

Note: The Constitution of Myanmar is currently under legislative review. For more information see the below item called Global Legal Monitor - Burma: Constitution Under Legislative Review

***Myanmar is also known as Burma***

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Myanmar
Creator:
Government of Myanmar
Years:
2013, 2008

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

Niger Rural Code

Rural Code of Niger

Collection Type:
Legal Materials
Country:
Niger
Creator:
Republic of Niger
Year:
2013

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

The paradox of gender discrimination in land ownership and women's contribution to poverty reduction in Anglophone Cameroon

Full citation: Fonjong, L., Fombe, L., & Sama-lang, I. (2013). “The paradox of gender discrimination in land ownership and women's contribution to poverty reduction in Anglophone Cameroon.” GeoJournal, 78(3), 575-589. - This study adopted a method of field work involving observations, the use of questionnaires, interviews, and focus group discussions for data collection that was able to capture key issues related to women, culture and land. The sample size of 2,205 participants included 80 % women and 20 % men from all socio-economic, political, demographic and ethnic groups. In addition to this sample, interviews were conducted and focus-group discussions held with key women, human rights NGOs and, traditional and administrative authorities in each of the localities.

The study found that land is an important factor of production for both men and women in predominantly agrarian Cameroon. While the legal framework in Cameroon advocates for equal rights and opportunities to resources, the majority of rural women who are mostly peasant farmers can neither inherit nor own land due to gender discriminatory customary practices. The findings revealed that although women are key players in the struggle against poverty who depend solely on land, they still do not have security of tenure over the land they cultivate. Specifically, land inheritance is one of the areas in which gender discrimination is still prevalent. It is deeply rooted in the socio-cultural practices of both patrilineal and matrilineal societies. In matrilineal communities like Aghen and part of Kom, where inheritance follows the female linage, the sons, and not the daughters of this linage have inheritance rights. Field investigation indicates that men and women are unanimous on the fact that current practices discriminate against women. [Threats to Women’s Land Tenure Security and Effectiveness of Interventions - Annotated Bibliography]

Collection Type:
Research Articles
Country:
Cameroon
Creator:
Fonjong, L., Fombe, L., & Sama-lang, I.
Year:
2013

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

Practitioner's Guide: Islamic Law

Full citation: Khan, H. (J.D.), "Practitioner's Guide: Islamic Law," INPROL REPORT (July 2013).

Collection Type:
Articles
Country:
Multiple Countries
Creator:
Khan, H. (J.D.)
Year:
2013