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Creating and securing ownership in Europe, by Joseph Comby

In Africa, most stakeholders
believe that land tenure and
registration systems were
borrowed from Europe. As a
matter of fact, the land tenure
systems introduced in the late
nineteenth century by
colonialists in their respective
colonies had never been applied
in their countries. The purpose of
this brief is to show how Europe
created and secured its own
ownership system from the old
customary rights without ever
resorting to the administrative
registration of land.

Crédits: AK-Project