Our latest article in the Zimbabwe Land Series has just been published. In this piece Dale Dore asks the questions
What is meant by ‘good faith’ when acquiring land? And what is just compensation? This paper is a search for answers to these questions. It begins by examining the fundamental principles enshrined in international laws, conventions and treaties to which Zimbabwe is bound and obliged to honour. These provide a benchmark against which to evaluate Zimbabwe’s own laws and practices governing the compulsory acquisition of land and compensation. Three fundamental rights take centre stage: the right to fair compensation and prompt payment; the right to the protection of the law and a fair hearing in a court of law; and the right not to be discriminated against on the grounds of race or colour.
You can read the full article, and leave comments, here at this link: Good faith: Zimbabwe's obligations under International Law to acquire land and pay just compensation