Liberia: Forest ‘Rights Protector’ Pleased with Land Rights Bill Passage

October 2018
Front Page Africa

An analysis of the recently approved Land Rights Bill. The law now divides all Liberia’s lands into four categories, private land (deeded land owned by one or more than one person), government lands (land owned by the government and used for government activities) public lands (all lands that are not government, customary or private lands) and customary land (land owned and managed by a community according to their customary norms and tradition). The local Sustainable Development Institute is pleased to announce that the most progressive aspect of the Bill is granting customary land rights to over 80% of the population.