Protecting customary land tenure through Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books

LEMU worked with 8 communities in north and east Uganda to draft their customary land laws into Principles, Practices, Rights and Responsibilities (PPRR) books. The PPRR books have assisted local communities to protect their long-held customs and traditions, including their customary land tenure systems. The books have been distributed to the judiciary in three districts, magistrates and members of the District Coordination Committee under the Justice Law and Order Sector. The use of the books in courts as guides in customary land cases is in line with the Constitution’s commitment to protect customary land rights. As a result of the formal documentation of the existing customary land laws, the communities' traditional and customary land tenure systems have been given recognition and respect.

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