09 June 2009

Lao Hamutuk on Land Processes in Timor-Leste

9 June 2009 DILI La'o Hamutuk - Land Processes in Timor-Leste La'o Hamutuk has just posted a new webpage on Land Processes in Timor-Leste in English and Tetum. This includes information, resources, commentary and analysis on Land Laws, Customary Land, and the USAID funded Strengthening Property Rights program and Ita Nia Rai process.

Various land processes are occurring at the moment:

* The draft Civil Code which will administer land, has already been through public consultation.

* Maps of registered land claims for Manatuto and Liquiça were published last week. People have 6 weeks to contest claims through the Ita Nia Rai process.

* A draft Transitional Land Law – which will decide a structure for determining land ownership from the confusion emerging from colonialism and conflict, will soon open for public consultation.

See the webpage in English at: http://www.laohamutuk.org/Agri/land/09LandEn.htm
Or in Tetum: http://www.laohamutuk.org/Agri/land/09LandTe.htm

We will continue to update this page and welcome any further documents, commentary and analysis on land processes in Timor-Leste, particularly in Tetum.

La'o Hamutuk - The Timor-Leste Institute for Development Monitoring and Analysis
1/1a Rua Mozambique, Farol, Dili
Mob: +670 730 2439
Office: +670 332 5013
Web: www.laohamutuk.org

See also Land Policy in East Timor - The Cart before the Horse

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