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Land Law Reform in Eastern Africa: Traditional or Transformative? by Patrick McAuslan

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Chapter 9

Somaliland1

 

 

 

Norton notes that most of the information about the operation of the 1975 Law comes from Southern Somalia as little effort was made to apply it in the north of the country but at least initially it was the land law that applied and was recognised as applying in Somaliland at renewed independence. Nor are there wanting people in Somaliland who consider that the law has some merit. It has clearly influenced the development of the Land Management Law in 2003 (which on its revision in 2008 became the Urban Land Management Law) to which we will now turn.2

Although Somaliland has been peaceful and governed by a stable government for almost 20 years, its land sector still reflects a postconflict situation. There are many ...

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