The Impact of Tanzania’s New Land Laws on the Customary Land Rights of Pastoralists

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Kennedy Gastorn

A Case Study of the Simanjiro and Bariadi Districts

ISBN 978-3-8258-1007-8
Band-Nr. 7
Jahr 2007
Seiten 296
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Recht und Politik in Afrika.

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This book investigates the effects of the 1999 Tanzanian land legislation
on customary land tenure, particularly that of pastoralists. It is an
original, empirical and theoretical critical study of the laws and their
implementation in securing land tenure of customary landholders in the
face of the changing social-political structures, and as such constitutes
a contribution to the current debate about the future of customary
landholders in the reformed Tanzanian economy. Among issues that receive
particular attention in this study are: the development of pastoral land
tenure, the main features of the new land laws, introduced land schemes
for pastoralists, land dispute mechanisms, the certification of village
lands, investments on village land, the inclusion of unused or unoccupied
village lands into the category of general land, women’s land rights and
villager participation in the administration and management of village

Kennedy Gastorn LL.B (Hons), LL.M (Dar es Salaam), Dr. jur.
(Bayreuth) teaches law in the Department of Criminal and Civil Law at the
Faculty of Law, University of Dar es Salaam.