The Role of Land Records in Support of Post-Conflict Land Administration within overall State Building – the Case of Rwanda

D. Todorovski, Jean Guillaume Manirakiza , J.A. Zevenbergen, L.G.J. Boerboom

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Abstract

An essential component of every land administration system are the land records. These records contain information about ownership, value and use of land. Conflict and post-conflict contexts, both in literature and in practice, have shown that land administration systems are mostly affected by the loss of land records and staff. Post-conflict contexts are characterized with: institutional weaknesses, economic and social problems and serious security problems. Based on a case study conducted in Rwanda, firstly the type, the format and the status of land records are discovered, and then those are related with the process of post-conflict state building. This relation is explored in depth in order to determine and describe the role of land records in support of post-conflict state building. Here specific attention is paid to the role that land records have in land dispute resolution in such contexts. Findings from this paper shows that a strong relation exists and that land records play a positive role in support of the post-conflict state building.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFIG Congress 2018
Subtitle of host publicationEmbracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies, Istanbul, Turkey, May 6-11, 2018
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherInternational Federation of Surveyors (FIG)
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 7 May 2018
EventXXVI FIG Congress 2018: Embracing our smart world where the continents connect: enhancing the geospatial maturity of societies - Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 6 May 201811 May 2018
Conference number: 26
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Conference

ConferenceXXVI FIG Congress 2018
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period6/05/1811/05/18
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Keywords

  • land, land records, administration, land administration, dispute, resolution, post-conflict, state, building

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