Responsible governance of tenure and the law

April 2016
FAO (Governance of Tenure Technical Guide 5)

A technical guide which aims to assist implementation of the FAO’s Voluntary Guidelines. Includes the legal significance of the Guidelines; using the Guidelines in law making; making law work in practice; resolution of tenure disputes; ways forward. It provides specific guidance on how to appraise legal frameworks to assess the extent to which they are in line with the Guidelines; how to prepare or revise legislation where needed; how to ensure that legislation is duly implemented; and how to use the Guidelines in the context of dispute settlement.