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SDI Briefing #7: Practical potential conflict and implementation challenges for the Community Rights Law and the Land Rights Law
By: Sustainable Development Institute (SDI)
Published: February 1, 2019
Countries: Liberia
Document type: Briefing note
Document ID: 6950
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SDI Briefing #7: Practical potential conflict and implementation challenges for the Community Rights Law and the Land Rights Law

Peace building efforts by Liberian legislators and their international partners have recognized the significance of forest governance in sustaining peace over the past 15 years. But whereas last year’s Land Rights Law (LRL) was heralded as an improvement also for community forest governance, some provisions of the new law may become problematic for community forestry when implemented.
The aim of this paper is not an exhaustive legal opinion on the contents of the new law, as this lies in the domain of Liberia’s many apt legal practitioners to provide. Rather this paper will present an analysis of both laws and, highlight practical challenges that will very likely emerge when both laws are implemented in the same community concomitantly.