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Responsible Governance of Tenure and the Law: A guide for lawyers and other legal service providers

By: Lorenzo Cotula, Thierry Berger, Rachael Knight, Thomas F. McInerney, Margret Vidar, Peter Deupmann

This FAO Governance of Tenure Technical Guides explores the legal dimensions of responsible governance of tenure. It supports the application of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure for Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security at the national level. The guide addresses the legal value of the Guidelines covering the governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests by explaining the concept of legitimacy and reviewing the different stages of legislative processes, from legal assessment and law-making through implementation of legislation to settlement of disputes. The guide is aimed at legal professionals working with state institutions, civil society, development agencies and the private sector, as well as law societies, notaries, judges and all those who are interested in understanding the role of law in giving effect to the provisions of the Guidelines.

Namati’s Community Land Protection Program Director, Rachael Knight, is a contributing author.

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Uploaded on: Apr 13, 2016
Year Published: 2016
Co-Authors: Rachael Knight, Margret Vidar Vidar
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