Land Justice in Timor-Leste

1 Feb 2010

The La’o Hamutuk Bulletin Vol. 11, No. 1-2. Land is a key building block in Timor-Leste's development process. Land provides daily needs such as shelter, food and fuel. Ten years after the popular referendum, Timor-Leste still has to decide on the fundamental principles and goals of its land system. Without this, there is limited vision to guide the land laws, regulations, services and bodies necessary to address confusion over land ownership. The land system develops ad hoc and without proper planning. Timor-Leste needs a more cohesive and inclusive process if we are to resolve current land issues and protect people's land rights.

photo:La’o Hamutuk

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