Can Wetland User Permits Co-exist with Traditional Wetland Use?

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IMPLICATIONS FOR COMMUNITIES Both the State and local communities have important roles to play in the realistic and effective management of Uganda’s wetlands. Neither can manage without the other. Wetlands are a vital part of Uganda’s geography and constitute a key resource for development, with many ecological functions and socio-economic benefits to the community. The […]


Community Land Justice In Uganda: Towards Meaningful Harmonisation

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Under customary tenure, land is held either by individuals, families, or communities. The Land Act (1998) provides ways in which communal land owners may register their interest and obtain documented proof of ownership. The Act does not, however, provide a systematic dispute resolution structure for communal land. Although the 2013 National Land Policy mentions harmonizing […]


What assumptions are made when communal land registration is promoted?

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In its Community Land Protection Project (CLPP), LEMU sought to bring communities from a status quo of post-displacement disengagement through a process of reliable registration, constitution drafting, and vibrant community land and natural resource management. This paper shares lessons learnt in the implementation of the CLPP.


Is the clan justice system ready to assume a greater role in land administration, as provided for in the 2013 Uganda National Land Policy?

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The 2013 Uganda National Land Policy seeks to “recognize and harmonize the traditional customary system with the formal statutory system in land administration”, and restructure the land administration system to “enable traditional customary institutions to operate as the tiers of first instance in respect of land held under customary tenure”. The time has therefore come […]


Securing Women’s Land Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa

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Report on a CPA-UK Lecture, February 2012 involving Simon Levine of LEMU. There is a need to treat the system as a whole to ensure human rights are provided to the weak, and that through this process it will be possible to generate a positive change for women.


PPRR Kumam

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Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) of Customary Land Tenure for the KUMAM communities in TESO. Oct 2011.
Iswilia, tice, twero kede epelu me atekerin i epone me gwoko lobo me itok no 1 me 2011
This paper offers a lot of useful guidance to the people, those involved in land management for Kumam communities in Teso, courts of law, and other stakeholders and can help to reduce the many problems currently faced by people with land rights under customary tenure for Kumam communities in Teso.
Please note this file is in Kumam and English and is 827Kb.


Let’s face up to Land grabbing – Introduction.

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This pack contains a set of 6 papers analysing different aspects of land grabbing.
They are our contribution to what we hope will become a long National debate and fight
against a problem that can truly unite all Ugandans of good-will. This is because regardless of any ethnic, political or religious differences, we all believe in a Uganda where people can live on their land and in their communities in peace, security and harmony.


1. How does land grabbing happen?

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“Land grabbing” means deliberately and illegally taking away someone else’s land rights – e.g. taking their land, or refusing to give them their legal inheritance. After hearing many stories of land grabbing in seven districts, many common threads could be identified.