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Instructors : Prof. Patricia Kameri-Mbote ; Dr. Collins Odote & Dr. Ken Obura

 

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI

SCHOOL OF LAW

BACHELOR OF LAWS (LL.B.) PROGRAMME

GPR 216: PROPERTY LAW

course outline and reading materials

2014

Contact hours: 90

purpose of the course

To expose students to the concept of property ; different types of property ; the role of law in regulation of property relations ; and the history, legal and institutional framework of land as property.

 
 

COURSE CONTENT

Theories of property; conceptions of property; types of property- realty, intangible property, intellectual property; emerging forms of property – futures, spectrum space; Nature of property rights; the politics and economics of property rights; why law regulates property rights; origins and evolution of the law of property; legal regulation of relationships in the acquisition, use and transfer of resources ; the law of property in land - evolution, substance and nature, foundations of land law in Kenya, constitutional bases of land law; categories of land rights – public, community and Private; proprietary rights to land - estates, derivative rights, licenses, charges, easements, profits; how land rights are conferred, alienated and protected through law; governmental regulation of property in land – eminent domain, police power and regulatory takings.

COURSE Objectives

This course will:

  1. Explore how law regulates relationships among persons in the way in which they acquire, use and transfer resources and cultivate an understanding of the close relationship between property law and the social context.  
  1. Introduce students to well- established as well as emerging fields of property law.  
  1. Delve into issues such as the concept and theory of property, ownership, possession, different holders of property rights, distinctions between real and intellectual property among others.  
  1. Address the state and property rights relationship 
  1. Trace the origins of the law of property in Kenya 
  1. Highlight the Constitutional bases of property law; categories of property rights; gender dimensions in property ownership and matrimonial property. 
  1. Equip students with in depth with knowledge and information on land as property; the legal framework governing land tenure in Kenya and in selected African countries.  
  2. Enable students to appreciate the different interests in land and methods and instruments of transferring these interests.
 

MODE OF DELIVERY

 

Lectures; Tutorials; Case Method; Seminar discussions; Individual Student and Group Presentations; Problem based learning

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND/OR EQUIPMENT

 

Computers; Internet; Laws; Law Reports; Discussion Aids; Chalk/White Boards and necessary accompaniments; Library; DVDs; CD-ROM; Business Source Premier; E-Journals: Lexis-Nexis; Hein Online; JSTOR

 

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

By the end of the course you are expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the legal and other theoretical bases of property
  2. Understand the economic, social, political and legal dimensions of property
  3. Distinguish between the different types of property
  4. Explain the origins, historical development and institutional framework for property law in Kenya
  5. Identify, distinguish and define the different categories of property rights in land
  6. Outline how rights in land are created, transferred or otherwise alienated
  7. Explain how rights in land are recorded and administered
 

Assessment:

Type         Weighing (%)

Examination        70

Continuous Assessment      30

Total         100

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

  • You are required to read widely. The basic texts (Grant S. Nelson et al, Contemporary Property (American Casebook Series, 1996); Jon W. Bruce & James W. Ely, Cases and Materials on Modern Property Law (American Casebook Series, 1999) & John Stevens & Robert A. Pearce, Land Law (Second Edition Sweet & Maxwell, 2002) and J. G. Ridall, Land Law (Seventh Edition, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2003) are available in the library.
  • The course instructors have a select compilation of other references.
  • Read ahead of the class.
  • Attendance will be closely tracked and monitored
  • Non-attendance of class will result in disqualification from taking the examination
  • Students will be expected to complete each week��s readings and to participate actively in class.
    1. main course material

     
    A. Text Books

  1. Joseph W. Singer, Property Law: Rules, Policies and Practices (Little Brown and Company, 2010)
  2. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  3. John Stevens & Robert A. Pearce, Land Law (Second Edition Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  4. E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  5. George S. Alexander & Eduardo M. Penalver, An Introduction to Property Theory (Cambridge University Press)
  6. Kevin Gray, Elements of Land Law (Second Edition, Butterworths, London, 1993)
  7. Grant S. Nelson et al, Contemporary Property (American Casebook Series, 1996)
  8. Jon W. Bruce & James W. Ely, Cases and Materials on Modern Property Law (American Casebook Series, 1999)
  9. John W. Bruce & Shem Migot Adholla (eds), Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa (Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1994)
  10. Calestous Juma & J.B Ojwang (eds) In Land We Trust-Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change (ACTS Press, 1996)
  11. Wesley Newcomb, Hohfeld and Walter Wheeler Cook, Fundamental Legal Conceptions: As Applied in Judicial reasoning and other Essays, (Cook, ed., 1922).
  12. Margaret Jane Radin, Contested Commodities (1996).
  13. Bentsi-Enchill Kwamena, An Exposition, Analysis and Critique (Sweet & Maxwell, 1964)
  14. Margaret Jane Radin, Re-interpreting Property (1993)
  15. Natalie Chalifour et al, Land Use for Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  16. Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons: Institutions of Collective Action, Cambidge University Press, 1990
  17. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Property Rights and Biodiversity Management in Kenya: The case of Land Tenure & Wildlife, ACTS Press, Nairobi (2002) http://www.ielrc.org/africa/wildlife.php
  18. E.H. Burn, Maudsley & Burn��s Land Law Cases and Materials (Eighth Edition, Oxford University Press, 2004)
  19. Smokin Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya (Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)
  20. Jesse Dukeminier & James E. Krier, Property (Third edition, Aspen Law and Business, Aspen Publishers Inc., 1993)
  21. James Boyle, The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (Yale University Press, 2008)
  22. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Tenants of the Crown: Evolution of Agrarian Law & Institutions in Kenya, ACTS Press, Nairobi (1991)
  23. J. G. Ridall, Land Law (Seventh Edition, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2003).
  24. Sara Berry, No Condition is Permanent: the Social Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (The University of Wisconsin Press, 1993)
  25. R.E Downes & P. Reyna eds., Land and Society in Contemporary Africa (University Press of New England, Hanover and London, 1988)
  26. Krishan M. Maini, Land Law in East Africa (1967).
  27. Calestous Juma & J. B. Ojwang, eds., In Land we Trust -Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change, ACTS Press (1996)
  28. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Teaching Manuals on the Law of Property in Land
  29. N. Chalifour, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, L.L. Hye & John Nolon, Land Use for Sustainable Development (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007).
  30. C.O. Okidi et al (eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi (2008)
  31. P. Kameri-Mbote et al., Ours by Right: Law, Politics and Realities of Community Property in Kenya, Strathmore University Legal Press, 2013
  32. Stephen R. Munzer, A Theory of Property (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  33.  
  34. PLO Lumumba & Luis Franceschi, The Constitution of Kenya 2010: An Introductory Commentary (Strathmore University Press 2014)
  35. Tom Ojienda, Conveyancing: Principles and Practice (lawAfrica 2013)
  36. P. McAuslan, The Ideologies of Planning Law (Pergamon Press 1980)
  37. Yash Pal Ghai & Jill Cottrell Ghai, Ethnicity, Nationhood and Pluralism: Kenyan Perspectives, Global Centre for Pluralism, Ottawa & Katiba Institute, Nairobi, 2013

     
    B. Select Articles

  1. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, A Theory of Property, 90 Cornell L. Rev. 531 2004-2005.
  2. Garett Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons, Science, VOL. 162 (1968)
  3. Harold Demsetz, Toward a Theory of Property Rights, The American Economic Review, Vol. 57, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association. (May, 1967), pp. 347-359.
  4. J. M. Migai Akech, Rescuing Indigenous Tenure from the Ghetto of Neglect, Ecopolicy No. 11, ACTS Press, 2001.
  5. Karen Bauer, A Theory of Intellectual property and the Biodiversity Treaty, 21 Syracuse J. Int��l L. & Com. 259 (1995)
  6. Ruth Meinzen-Dick, Patricia Kameri-Mbote & Helen Markelova ��Property Rights for Poverty Reduction��, in Joachim Von Braun et al, The Poorest And Hungry: Assessments, Analyses, And Actions: An IFPRI 2020 Book, IFPRI, (2009) pp. 227-235
  7. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Anne Hellum & Pauline Nyamweya ��Pathways to Real Access to Land-Related Resources for Women: Challenging and Overturning Dominant Legal Paradigms��, in Amy Tsanga and Julie Stewart (Eds.), Women and Law: Innovative Regional Approaches to Teaching, Researching and Analysing Women and Law, (The North-South Legal Perspective Series No. 5, Weaver Press, Harare, 2011) pp. 333-369
  8. Guido Calabresi & A. Douglas Melamed, ��Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral��, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 6. (Apr., 1972), pp. 1089-1128.
  9. Michael A. Heller, ��The Tragedy of the Anticommons: Property in the Transition from Marx to Markets, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 111, No. 3. (Jan., 1998), pp. 621-688.
  10. Yochai Benkler, ��Property, Commons, and the First Amendment: Towards a Core Common Infrastructure��, White Paper for the First Amendment Program, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
  11. Joseph L. Sax, ��The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention��, Michigan Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 3. (Jan., 1970), pp. 471-566.
  12. Patrick S. Ryan, ��Application of the Public-Trust Doctrine and Principles of Natural Resource Management to Electromagnetic Spectrum��, 10 Mich. Telecomm. Tech. L. Rev. 285 (2004), available at http://www.mttlr.org/volten/Ryan.pdfApplication of the Public-trust Doctrine and principles of Natural resource management to electromagnetic spectrum
  13. H.W.O Okoth-Ogendo, ��The Tragic African Commons: A Century of Expropriation, Suppression and Subversion,�� Keynote Address to African Public Interest Law and Community-Based Property Rights Workshop, Usa River-Arusha, Tanzania, published in CIEL/LEAT/WRI/IASCP, Amplifying Local Voices for Environmental Justice: Proceedings of the African Public Interests Law and Community-Based Property Rights Workshop (USA, CIEL, 2002) pages17-29.
  14. H.W.O Okoth-Ogendo, Formalising ��Informal�� Property Systems: The Problem of Land Rights Reform in Africa�� available at http://fimbo.org/attachments/059_FORMALISING%20%E2%80%9CINFORMAL%E2%80%9D%20PROPERTY%20SYSTEMS.pdf
  15. J. B. Ojwang, Laying a Basis for RIGHTS: Towards A Jurisprudence of Development (1992).
  16. Celestine Nyamu-Musembi, Breathing Life into Dead Theories about Property Rights: de Soto and Land Relations in Rural Africa, IDS, 2006
  17. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��Monsanto vs. Schmeiser: Implications for Land Rights of Kenyan Farmers��, in Moni Wekesa & Bernard Sihanya eds., Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya,  Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Nairobi (2009) pp. 109-131
  18. J. Kieyah & P. Kameri-Mbote, ��Securing Property Rights in Land in Kenya: Formal Versus Informal��, in Christopher Adam et. al., eds. Kenya Policies For Prosperity, Oxford University Press (2010) pp. 309-328
  19. P. Kameri-Mbote & Kithure Kindiki ��Trouble in Eden: How and Why Unresolved Land Issues Landed ��Peaceful Kenya�� in Trouble in 2008��, Forum for Development Studies, Oslo, Norway, Volume 1, 2008 (January, 2009) pp. 167-193
  20. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��Righting Wrongs: Confronting Land Dispossession in Post-colonial Contexts��, East African Law Review, University of Dar es Salaam (2009). Pp. 103-124
  21. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��The Land Question in Kenya: Legal and Ethical Dimensions��, in Governance: Institutions and the Human Condition, Strathmore University and Law Africa (2009) pp. 219-246.
  22. Collins Odote, et al,�� The Implications of Property Rights for Sustainable Management of Wetlands in Kenya��, paper presented at the International Association of the Study of the Commons, in Chelteham, UK, 2007. Available  at http://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%20papers/papers/O/Odote_122601.pdf
  23. P. Kameri-Mbote, ��Fallacies of Equality and Inequality: Multiple Exclusions in Law and Legal Discourses,�� Inaugural Lecture, University of Nairobi, 14th January, 2013.
  24. Eduardo M. Penalver & Gregory S. Alexander, ��An Introduction to Property Theory��, University of Chicago - Law School &  Cornell Law School, April 17, 2012

     
    Government Documents and Statutes

  1. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  2. The Commission of inquiry into existing land law and tenure systems (Njonjo Commission Report), 2002
  3. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal/Irregular Allocation of Public Land (Ndung��u Commission Report), 2004
  4. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into Tribal Clashes in Kenya (Akiwumi Commission), 2002.
  5. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  6. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012 (Land Adjudication Act)
  7. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012 (ITPA 1882); GLA Cap 280; RTA Cap 281); LTA Cap 282; RLA Cap. 300)
  8. The National Land Commission Act , Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 5) 2012
  9. The Trust  Land Act (Cap. 290)
  10. Land (Group Representatives) Act Cap 287
  11. Land Consolidation Act
  12. The Perpetuities and Accumulation Act No. 6 1984                                                                             
  13. The Sectional Properties Act No. 21 of 1987
  14. Physical Planning Act, No. 6 of 1996.1996
  15. The Environmental Management and Coordination Act of 1999 (EMCA)
  16. The Forests Act, 2005.
  17. The Water Act, 2002.
  18. The Agriculture Act (Cap. 318).
  19. The Public Health Act (Cap. 242)
  20. The Wildlife Act, 2013
  21. The Water Bill, 2014
  22. The Landlord and Tenant (Shops, Hotels and Catering Establishments) Act (Cap. 301).
  23. The Rent Restrictions Act (Cap. 296).
  24. The Urban Areas and Cities Act
  25. The Environment and Land Court Act, Cap 12A

     
    WEEK 2A: Introduction: What is property?

     
    Issues:

    • What is property?
    • How does it differ from contract, torts?
    • What are the attributes of property?
    • What role does property play in society?

     
    Reading:

  1. The Concept of Property, Chapter 1 (pg. 2-29) Grant S. Nelson et al, Contemporary Property (American Casebook Series, 1996)
  2. Abraham Bell & Gideon Parchomovsky, A Theory of Property, 90 Cornell L. Rev. 531 2004-2005
  3. Harold Demsetz, Toward a Theory of Property Rights, The American Economic Review, Vol. 57, No. 2, Papers and Proceedings of the Seventy-ninth Annual Meeting of the American Economic Association (May, 1967), pp. 347-359.
  4. Property as an Institution – An Overview of the Law of Property Law, Chapter 1 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  5. Attributes of Property, Chapter 2 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  6. Traditional Objects and Classifications of Property, Chapter 3 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  7. Role of Property in Society, Chapter 5 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  8. Patricia Smith, ed., The Nature and Process of Law: An Introduction to Legal Philosophy (1993) Chapter 1, Section 2, ��Constitutional Rights and Natural Law�� pp. 53-105; Chapter 4 pp. 365-433.

     
    WEEK 2 B: Justification for granting property Rights

     
    Issues:

    • Why are property rights granted?
    • Theoretical premises for grant of property rights

     
    Readings:

  1. Garett Hardin, The Tragedy of the Commons, Science, VOL. 162 (1968)
  2. Michael A. Heller, ��The Tragedy of the Anticommons: Property in the Transition from Marx to Markets, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 111, No. 3. (Jan., 1998), pp. 621-688.
  3. Eduardo M. Penalver & Gregory S. Alexander, ��An Introduction to Property Theory��, University of Chicago - Law School &  Cornell Law School, April 17, 2012
  4. Guido Calabresi & A. Douglas Melamed, ��Property Rules, Liability Rules, and Inalienability: One View of the Cathedral��, Harvard Law Review, Vol. 85, No. 6. (Apr., 1972), pp. 1089-1128
  5. Peter Drahos, ��The Universality of Intellectual Property Rights: Origins and Developments��, in WIPO and UNHCHR, Intellectual Property and Human Rights WIPO, Geneva, 1998.
  6. Karen Bauer, A Theory of Intellectual property and the Biodiversity Treaty, 21 Syracuse J. Int��l L. & Com. 259 (1995).
  7. Burke, Brayn, E, Hardin Revisited: A Critical look at Perception and the Logic of Commons,�� Human Ecology, Vol. 29, Number 4(2001) 449-476

     
    WEEK 3A: historical development of Property law in kenya

     
    Issues

  • Where does the law of property in Kenya come from?
  • What is its economic, political, social and juridical context?

     
    Readings

  1. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Tenants of the Crown: Evolution of Agrarian Law & Institutions in Kenya, ACTS Press, Nairobi (1991)
  2. Smokin Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya, Historical Background (Chapters 1, 2 & 3) (Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)
  3. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, Property Rights and Biodiversity Management in Kenya: The case of Land Tenure & Wildlife, ACTS Press, Nairobi (2002)
  4. The Commission of inquiry into existing land law and tenure systems (Njonjo Commission Report), 2002
  5. Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Illegal/Irregular Allocation of Public Land (Ndung��u Commission Report), 2004
  6. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  7. ��Intellectual Property Protection in Africa: An Assessment of the Status of Laws, Research and Policy Analysis on Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya��, Paper prepared for IDRC Study on Intellectual Property Protection in Africa available at http://www.ielrc.org/africa/ipr.php
  8. Patricia Kameri-Mbote & Kithure Kindiki ��Trouble in Eden: How and Why Unresolved Land Issues Landed ��Peaceful Kenya�� in Trouble in 2008��, Forum for Development Studies, Oslo, Norway, Volume 1, 2008 (January, 2009) pp. 167-193 http://www.ielrc.org/content/a0805.pdf
  9. Patricia Kameri-Mbote ��Righting Wrongs: Confronting Land Dispossession in Post-colonial Contexts��, East African Law Review, University of Dar es Salaam (2009). Pp. 103-124

     
    WEEK 3B: land as property

    • The phenomenon of land
    • Land in economy and society
    • Land in indigenous and quasi-religious legal system
    • Land in English Common Law
    • Statutory Conceptions of Land
    • Different categories of land
    • Different land uses and implications for tenure

     
    Readings

  1. J. G. Ridall, Land Law (Seventh Edition, Lexis Nexis Butterworths, 2003) (Chapters 1-14)
  2. A. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  3. John Stevens & Robert A. Pearce, Land Law (Second Edition Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  4. Sara Berry, ��Access to Land as Social Process�� Chapter 5, Sara Berry, No Condition is Permanent: The Social Dynamics of Agrarian Change in Sub-Saharan Africa (The University of Wisconsin Press, 1993).
  5. Smokin Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya, Land Law and Policy in Current Operation (Chapters 4 & 5) (Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)
  6. J. M. Migai Akech, Rescuing Indigenous Tenure from the Ghetto of Neglect, Ecopolicy No. 11, ACTS Press, 2001.
  7. K. Bentsi-Enchill, ��Do Africans Systems of Land Tenure Requiring a Special Terminology? Journal of African Law, Vol. 9
  8. Celestine Nyamu-Musembi, Breathing Life into Dead Theories about Property Rights: de Soto and Land Relations in Rural Africa, IDS, 2006
  9. Oesterich, Jurgen, ��Land and Property Rights: Some Remarks on Basic Concepts and General Perspectives�� Habitat International 24(2000) 221-230
  10. Feder, Gershon and David Feeny, ��Land Tenure and Property Rights: Theory and Implications for Development Policy,��  The World Bank Economic Review Vol. 5 Number 1 (2001) 135-153
  11. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  12. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010

     
    WEEK 4A: CLASSIFICATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS IN LAND and THE DOCTRINE OF PROPRIETORSHIP IN LAND

     
    Issues:

    • Classification of property rights in land - ��specie�� and ��quantum��
    • Land tenure issues
    • Estates
    • The Doctrine of Proprietorship
    • The Concept of Proprietorship
    • Various Modes of Proprietorship: Freehold Titles, Leasehold Titles and Absolute Titles
      • The incidents of Concurrent Proprietorship
      • The Incidents of Consecutive Proprietorship and the Problem of Perpetuities
      • The Incidents of Sectional Proprietorship (i.e., Condominiums and Time-Share)
    • Derivative rights

     
    Readings

  1. A. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  1. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Teaching Manual on the Law of Property in Land, vol. II. 
  2. Calestous Juma & J. B. Ojwang, eds., 1996 In Land we Trust -Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change, ACTS Press (1996)
  3. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  4. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  5. The Trust of Land Act (Cap. 290)                                      
  6. The Perpetuities and Accumulation Act No. 6 1984                                                                             
  7. The Sectional Properties Act No. 21 of 1987.
  8. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  9. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012
  10. The Registered Land Act (Cap. 300)                                

     
    WEEK 4B:  community rights

     
    Issues:

  • Commons
  • Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge
  • What are community rights?
  • Legal protection of community rights
  • Community property rights in historical perspective
  • Examples of community rights in Kenya

 
Readings

  1. Elinor Ostrom, Governing the Commons: Institutions of Collective Action, Cambidge University Press, 1990
  2. H.W.O Okoth-Ogendo, ��The Tragic African Commons: A Century of Expropriation, Suppression and Subversion,�� Keynote Address to African Public Interest Law and Community-Based Property Rights Workshop, Usa River-Arusha, Tanzania, published in CIEL/LEAT/WRI/IASCP, Amplifying Local Voices for Environmental Justice: Proceedings of the African Public Interests Law and Community-Based Property Rights Workshop (USA, CIEL, 2002) pages17-29.
  3. Jane Anderson, ��Indigenous Traditional Knowledge & Intellectual Property��, Duke University School of Law, Center for the Study of the Public Domain, Issues Paper 2010
  4. Commission on Intellectual Property Rights: Integrating IPR and Development Policy, 2002
  5. P. Kameri-Mbote et al., Giving Meaning to Community Rights�� to Land and Related Resources in Kenya, Strathmore University Legal Press, 2013.
  6. Celestine Nyamu Musembi & Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��Mobility; Marginality and Tenure Transformation in Kenya: Explorations of Community Property Rights in Law and Practice��, Special Issue of Nomadic People��s Journal 17(1) (2013).
  7. Collins Odote, ��The Dawn of Uhuru: Implications of Constitutional Recognition of Communal Land Rights in Pastoral Areas in Kenya�� Nomadic People��s Journal Special Issue, 17(1)2013 pp. 87-105.
  8. H.W.O Okoth-Ogendo, Formalising ��Informal�� Property Systems: The Problem of Land Rights Reform in Africa�� available at http://fimbo.org/attachments/059_FORMALISING%20%E2%80%9CINFORMAL%E2%80%9D%20PROPERTY%20SYSTEMS.pdf
  9. Cotula (eds) ��The Problem of Land Rights Reform in Africa�� L. Cotula, (ed), Changes in ��Customary��  Land Tenure Systems in Africa (IIED, 2007)
  10. R.A. Clarke, Securing Community Land Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development in Africa: A Critical Analysis and Policy Implications 5(2) Law, Environment and Development Journal (2009)
  11. Bruce, J. W. and Migot Adhola, S. , (1993) Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa, Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  12. J. Kieyah & P. Kameri-Mbote, ��Securing Property Rights in Land in Kenya: Formal Versus Informal��, in Christopher Adam et. al., (eds). Kenya Policies For Prosperity, Oxford University Press (2010) pp. 309-328
  13. De Soto, The Mystery of Capital, Bantam, London (2000).
  14. Cousins, B., ��Potentials and Pitfalls of Communal Land Tenure Reform: Experience in Africa and Implications for South Africa�� Paper presented at World Bank Conference on ��Land Governance in Support of MDGs: Responding to New Challenges�� Washington DC, (2009).
  15. Collins Odote, ��Retracing our Ecological Footsteps: Customary Foundations for Sustainable Development and Implications for Higher Education in Kenya�� paper presented at the 7th Strathmore Conference, 27th-28th October, 2010

     
    WEEK 5A: STATE REGULATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS IN LAND

     
    Issues

  • The Social and Political Bases of Regulations
  • The Doctrine of the ��dominium eminent�� [Eminent Domain]
  • The Doctrine of the Police Power
  • Community-Based Regulatory Mechanism
  • Public trust doctrine
  • Environmental imperatives

     
    Readings

  1. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��Land Tenure and Sustainable Environmental Management in Kenya��, in Charles Okidi et al. (eds.), Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Environmental Law, East African Educational Publishers, Nairobi (2008) pp. 260-280
  2. H.W.O. Okoth-Ogendo, ��Managing The Agrarian Sector For Environmental Sustainability��, In Charles Okidi Et Al., Environmental Governance In Kenya: Implementing The Framework Environmental Law, East African Educational Publishers, Nairobi (2008)
  3. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��Land Tenure, Land Use And Sustainability In Kenya: Towards Innovative Use Of Property Rights In Wildlife Management��, In N. Chalifour, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, L.L. Hye & John Nolon, Land Use For Sustainable Development 132-160 (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007).
  4. Yochai Benkler, ��Property, Commons, And The First Amendment: Towards A Core Common Infrastructure��, White Paper For The First Amendment Program, Brennan Center For Justice At NYU School Of Law
  5. Joseph L. Sax, ��The Public Trust Doctrine in Natural Resource Law: Effective Judicial Intervention��, Michigan Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 3. (Jan., 1970), Pp. 471-566.
  6. Collins Odote, et al ��The Implications of Property Rights for Sustainable Management of Wetlands in Kenya��, paper presented at the International Association of the Study of the Commons, in Chelteham , UK, 2007 available at http://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%papers/papers/O/Odote_122601.pdf
  7. Patrick S. Ryan, ��Application of the Public-Trust Doctrine and Principles of Natural Resource Management to Electromagnetic Spectrum��, 10 Mich. Telecomm. Tech. L. Rev. 285 (2004), Available At Http://www.mttlr.org/volten/ryan.pdf
  8. The Constitution Of Kenya (Sections 75, 117 – 118)
  9. Report Of The Commission Of Inquiry Into The Illegal/Irregular Allocation Of Public Land (Ndung��u Commission Report), 2004
  10. Physical Planning Act, No. 6 Of 1996.1996
  11. The Environmental Management And Coordination Act Of 1999 (EMCA)
  12. The Forests Act, 2005.
  13. The Water Act, 2002.
  14. The Agriculture Act (Cap. 318).
  15. The Public Health Act (Cap. 242)
  16. The Wildlife Act, 2013
  17. The Landlord and Tenant (Shops, Hotels and Catering Establishments) Act (Cap. 301).
  18. The Rent Restrictions Act (Cap. 296).
  19. Republic Of Kenya, Sessional Paper Number 3 Of 2009 On National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  20. National Constitution Conference, Draft Of The Constitution Of Kenya, 2004 (Bomas Draft)
  21. Proposed National Constitution Of Kenya, 2005 (Wako Draft)
  22. John Peter Mureithi & Two Others V. Attorney General & 4 Others 2006 eKLR
  23. James Joram Nyaga & Another V. Attorney General & Another 2006 eKLR
  24. Peter Waweru V. The Republic, High Court Of Kenya At Nairobi, Miscellaneous Civil Application No. 118 Of 2004
  25. Park View Shopping Arcade Limited V. Charles M. Kang��ethe And Others, Civil Suit No. 438 Of 2004
  26. Coastal Aquaculture Ltd. V. Commissioner Of Lands Mombasa High Court Misc. Civil Suit No. 169 Of 2000

 
WEEK 5B: contemporary issues in property law

     
    Issues:

  • Environmental Easements
  • Spectrum space
  • Interface between land and intellectual property
  • Land Issues requiring special intervention 
  • Intellectual property rights for seeds
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Body Parts
  1. Non-traditional Objects and Classifications of Property, Chapter 3 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002) 
  2. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009
  3. Nyokabi Gitahi, ��Easements and Wildlife Conservation in Kenya��, in N. Chalifour, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, L.L. Hye & John Nolon, Land Use for Sustainable Development 120-131 (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007).
  4. John Moore, Plaintiff and Appellant Versus The Regents of the University of California & Others
  5. ��Monsanto vs. Schmeiser: Implications for Land Rights of Kenyan Farmers��, in Moni Wekesa & Bernard Sihanya eds., Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya,  Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Nairobi (2009) pp. 109-131

 

    Week 6A: Land Issues requiring special intervention 

  • Historical Injustices; Pastoral Land Issues
    • Land Issues Peculiar to Coast Region;
    • Land Rights of Vulnerable Groups;
    • Land Rights of Minority Communities;
    • Disaster Management; Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons & Refugees Pastoral Land Issues;
    • Land Issues Peculiar to Coast Region;
    • Land Rights of Vulnerable Groups;
    • Land Rights of Minority Communities;
    • Disaster Management;
    • Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons; Informal Settlements
  • Cross-Cutting Issues Requiring Special Intervention:
    • HIV and AIDS;
    • The Rights of Children and Youth;
    • Gender and Equity Principles;
    • Matrimonial Property

     
    Readings

  1. Non-traditional Objects and Classifications of Property, Chapter 3 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  2. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  3. Nyokabi Gitahi, ��Easements and Wildlife Conservation in Kenya��, in N. Chalifour, Patricia Kameri-Mbote, L.L. Hye & John Nolon, Land Use for Sustainable Development 120-131 (Cambridge University Press, New York, 2007).
  4. John Moore, Plaintiff and Appellant Versus The Regents of the University of California & Others
  5. ��Monsanto vs. Schmeiser: Implications for Land Rights of Kenyan Farmers��, in Moni Wekesa & Bernard Sihanya eds., Intellectual Property Rights in Kenya,  Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Nairobi (2009) pp. 109-131
  6. P. Kameri-Mbote & Jacinta Onyango Oduor, ��Following God's Constitution: The Gender Dimension in the Ogiek Claim to Mau Forest Complex', in Anne Hellum et al, Paths are Made by Walking: Human Rights Interfacing Gendered Realities and Plural Legalities, Weaver Press (2007) pp. 164-201 http://www.ielrc.org/africa/wildlife.php
  7. Patricia Kameri-Mbote, ��Righting Wrongs: Confronting Land Dispossession in Post-colonial Contexts��, East African Law Review, University of Dar es Salaam (2009). Pp. 103-124
  8. Kameri-Mbote, Patricia, ��Fallacies of Equality and Inequality: Multiple Exclusions in Law and Legal Discourses,�� Inaugural Lecture, University of Nairobi, 14th January, 2013.
  9. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  10. Echaria v Echaria CA No 75 of 2001
  11. Kivuitu v Kivuitu [1991] eKLR 248
  12. Karanja v Karanja [1976] KLR 307
  13. Nderitu v Nderitu [1997] LLR 606 (CAK)
  14. Agnes Nanjala v Jacob Petrus Jacob Vander Goes Civil Appeal No. 127 of 2011

     
    WEEK 6B:  continuous assessment test

     
    WEEK 7A: introduction to THE LAW OF PROPERTY IN LAND IN KENYA drawing on previous classes

Issues:

  • What is property? 
  • Different categories of property and how & these differ?
  • Constitutional Foundations of the Law of Property in Land
  • Reform Imperatives: Critical Issues for Land Reform
  • The Land Question

Readings:

  1. Property as an Institution – An Overview of the Law of Property Law, Chapter 1 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002) 
  2. Attributes of Property, Chapter 2 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  3. Traditional Objects and Classifications of Property, Chapter 3 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  4. Role of Property in Society, Chapter 5 John E. Cribbet et al, Cases and Materials on Property, 8th Edition (2002)
  5. Smokin Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya(Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)
  6. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Tenants of the Crown: Evolution of Agrarian Law & Institutions in Kenya, ACTS Press, Nairobi (1991)
  7. Calestous Juma& J. B. Ojwang, eds., 1996 In Land We Trust -Environment Private Property And Constitutional Change
  8. ��The Land Question in Kenya: Legal and Ethical Dimensions��, in Governance: Institutions and the Human Condition, Strathmore University and Law Africa (2009) pp. 219-246
  9. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  10. Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa, AU-AfDB-ECA Consortium, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 2009.
  11. National Land Policy Reform Process, Issues and Recommendations Report (2006)
  12. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  13. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  14. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012
  15. P. Kameri-Mbote & Kithure Kindiki, ��Trouble in Eden: How and Why Unresolved Land Issues Landed ��Peaceful Kenya�� in Trouble in 2008��, Forum for Development Studies, Oslo, Norway, Volume 1, 2008 (January, 2009) pp. 167-193.
  16. Matrimonial Property Act, 2013
  17. Marriage Act, 2014
  18. I Vs I [1971] EA 276
  19. Echaria Vs Echaria CA No. 75 of 2001 [2007]eKLR
  20. Karanja Vs Karanja [1976] KLR 307
  21. Kagiri Vs Kagiri [2007] eKLR
  22. C.M.N Vs A.W.M Environment & Land Case 2018 [2012] eKLR
  23. UMM Vs IMM Civil Suit No. 39 of 2012
  24. Agnes Nanjala William Vs Jacob Petrus Nicolas Vander Goes Civil Appeal No. 127 of 2011

 
WEEK 7B:   THE LAW OF PROPERTY IN LAND IN KENYA

Issues

  • Regimes of Substantive Law
  • Land Delivery and Administration
  • Guiding Values and Principles

Readings

  1. Smokin Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya(Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)
  2. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Tenants of the Crown: Evolution of Agrarian Law & Institutions in Kenya, ACTS Press, Nairobi (1991)
  3. Calestous Juma& J. B. Ojwang, eds., 1996 In Land we Trust -Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change
  4. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  5. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  6. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  7. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012

 
WEEK 8A: THE LAW OF PROPERTY IN LAND IN KENYA

Issues

  • Forms of Tenure
  • Title to Land

Readings

  1. Smokin Wanjala, Essays on Land Law: The Reform Debate in Kenya(Faculty of Law, University of Nairobi, 2000)
  2. H. W. O. Okoth-Ogendo, Tenants of the Crown: Evolution of Agrarian Law & Institutions in Kenya, ACTS Press, Nairobi (1991)
  3. Calestous Juma& J. B. Ojwang, eds., 1996 In Land we Trust -Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change
  4. P. Kameri-Mbote et al., Ours by Right: Law, Politics and Realities of Community Property in Kenya, (Strathmore University Legal Press, 2013)
  5. P. Kameri-Mbote, Fallacies of Equality and Inequality: Multiple Exclusions in Law and Legal Discourses, Inaugural Lecture delivered on 24th January 2013.
  6. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  7. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  8. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  9. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012
  10. Okoth-Ogendo, ��The Perils of Land Tenure Reform: The Case of Kenya�� (1986) Unpublished paper available at http://erepository.uonbi.ac.ke:8080/xmlui/bitstream/handle/123456789/35689/059_The%20perils%20of%20land%20tenure%20reform-%20the%20case%20of%20Kenya.pdf?sequence=1.
  11. Hellum, A., et al, Human Rights, Formalisation and Women��s Land Rights in Southern and Eastern Africa, Studies in Women��s Law Number 56 (Norad, July 2005).

 
week 8B: Land use management

Issues:

    • Land Use Planning Principles
    • National, Regional and Rural Land Use Planning
    • Linkages between national and county government in land use planning
    • Environmental Management
    • Wildlife

Readings:

  1. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  2. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  3. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
  4. C.O. Okidi et al (eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi (2008)
  5. Calestous Juma& J. B. Ojwang, eds., (1996) In Land we Trust -Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Press.
  6. Patricia Kameri-Mbote(2002),Property Rights and Biodiversity Management in Kenya: The Case of Land Tenure and Wildlife, African Centre For Technology Studies (ACTS) Press
  7. Patricia Kameri-Mbote (2008) ��Land Tenure and Sustainable Environmental Management in Kenya��, in C.O. Okidi et al (Eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi. pp. 260-280
  8. Patricia Kameri-Mbote(2008)��Aligning Sectoral Wildlife Law to the Framework Environmental Law��, in C.O. Okidi et al (eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi (2008).pp. 281-304
  9. African Network For Animal Welfare (Anaw) Versus The Attorney General Of The United Republic Of Tanzania (20th June, 2014)
  10. Wildlife (Conservation and Management Act) Act Number 47 of 2013
 

week 9A: Land use management

Issues:

    • Agrarian
    • Forestry
    • Water & Wetlands

Readings:

    1. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
    2. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
    3. The Constitution of Kenya, 2010
    4. C.O. Okidi et al (eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi (2008)
    5. Calestous Juma& J. B. Ojwang, eds., (1996) In Land we Trust -Environment Private Property and Constitutional Change, African Centre for Technology Studies (ACTS) Press.
    6. Migai Akech (2008) ��Governing Water and Sanitation in Kenya��, in C.O. Okidi et al (Eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi. pp. 305-335
    7. Collins Odote (2008) ��Wise Use and Sustainable Management of Wetlands��, in C.O. Okidi et al (Eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi. pp. 335-355
    8. F. D. P. Situma (2008)��Forestry Law and the Environment��, in C.O. Okidi et al (Eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi. pp. 235-260
    9. H.W. O. Okoth-Ogendo(2008), ��Managing the Agrarian Sector for Environmental Sustainability��, in C.O. Okidi et al (eds.) Environmental Governance in Kenya: Implementing the Framework Law, East African Education Publishers, Nairobi (2008) pp. 222-235
    10. Okoth-Ogendo, HWO, ��Issues in Legal Organisation of Irrigation in Africa�� in C.O. Okidi (Ed.), Reflections on Management of Drainage Basins in Africa: Proceedings of a Workshop on Development and the Environment in the management of International Drainage Basins in Africa, (IDS Occasional Paper No. 51, 1988). Pp. 177-193
    11. Oloo Collins Odote, Regulating Property Rights to Ensure Sustainable Management of Wetlands in Kenya (Unpublished PhD Thesis, University of Nairobi, 2010).
    12. Collins Odote, et al,�� The Implications of Property Rights for Sustainable Management of Wetlands in Kenya��, paper presented at the International Association of the Study of the Commons, in Chelteham, UK, 2007. Available athttp://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%20papers/papers/O/Odote_122601.pdf.

 
week 9B: Administration and management of public land

Issues:

    • General Provisions
    • Leases, Licenses and Agreements for Public Land
    • Conversion & Allocation
    • Guidelines for Management
    • Conservation
 

Readings:

  1. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  2. John Stevens & Robert A. Pearce, Land Law (Second Edition Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  3. Kevin Gray, Elements of Land Law (Second Edition, Butterworths, London, 1993)
  4. Grant S. Nelson et al, Contemporary Property (American Casebook Series, 1996)
  5. Jon W. Bruce & James W. Ely, Cases and Materials on Modern Property Law (American Casebook Series, 1999)
  6. National Land Policy Reform Process, Concept Paper (2004)
  7. National Land Policy Reform Process, Issues and Recommendations Report (2006)
  8. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  9. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  10. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3)2012
  11. Ndungu Land Commission

 
week 10A: Administration and management of private land

Issues:

    • Contracts
    • Transfers & Transmissions
    • Leases
    • Charges
 

Readings:

  1. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  2. John Stevens & Robert A. Pearce, Land Law (Second Edition Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  3. Kevin Gray, Elements of Land Law (Second Edition, Butterworths, London, 1993)
  4. Grant S. Nelson et al, Contemporary Property (American Casebook Series, 1996)
  5. Jon W. Bruce & James W. Ely, Cases and Materials on Modern Property Law (American Casebook Series, 1999)
  6. National Land Policy Reform Process, Concept Paper (2004)
  7. National Land Policy Reform Process, Issues and Recommendations Report (2006)
  8. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  9. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  10. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012

 
week 10B: Compulsory Acquisition, Settlement programmes, Easements and analogous rights

Issues:

    • Compulsory Acquisition of Interests in Land
    • Establishment and Maintenance of Settlement Schemes
    • Easements
    • Rights of Way
    • Evictions and Resettlement
 

Readings:

  1. J. Oakley, Megarry��s Manual of the Law of Real Property (Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  2. John Stevens & Robert A. Pearce, Land Law (Second Edition Sweet & Maxwell, 2002).
  3. Kevin Gray, Elements of Land Law (Second Edition, Butterworths, London, 1993)
  4. Grant S. Nelson et al, Contemporary Property (American Casebook Series, 1996)
  5. Jon W. Bruce & James W. Ely, Cases and Materials on Modern Property Law (American Casebook Series, 1999)
  6. National Land Policy Reform Process, Concept Paper (2004)
  7. National Land Policy Reform Process, Issues and Recommendations Report (2006)
  8. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  9. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  10. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012
  11. Evictions and Resettlement Procedures Bill, 2013
  12. Karuti Kanyinga, ��The Legacy of the White Highlands: Land Rights�� Ethnicity and the post-2007 election Violence in Kenya��27(3) Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 325-344(2009)
  13. Karuti Kanyinga, �� Politics and Struggles for Access to Land: ��Grants From Above�� and Squatters  in Coastal Kenya��,  Research Report, 1998
  14. Evictions and Resettlement Bill, 2013
  15. Satrose Ayuma and Others Versus Registered Trustees of Kenya Railways Staff Benefit Scheme and Others Petition No. 65 of 2010
    1. week 10B: ComMunity land LAW in kenya

Issues:

  • What are Community Land Rights 
  • Management of Community Land Rights
  • Tenets of a Community Land Legislation in Kenya

Readings:

  1. HWO Okoth-Ogendo, ��The Tragic African Commons: A Century of Expropriation, Suppression and Subversion,�� Keynote Address to African Public Interest Law and Community-Based Property Rights Workshop, Usa River-Arusha, Tanzania, published in CIEL/LEAT/WRI/IASCP, Amplifying Local Voices for Environmental Justice: Proceedings of the African Public Interests Law and Community-Based Property Rights Workshop (USA, CIEL, 2002) pages17-29.
  2. P. Kameri-Mbote et al., Giving Meaning to Community Rights�� to Land and Related Resources in Kenya, Strathmore University Legal Press, 2013.
  3. Patricia Kameri-Mbote& Celestine Nyamu Musembi, ��Mobility; Marginality and Tenure Transformation in Kenya: Explorations of Community Property Rights in Law and Practice��, Special Issue of Nomadic People��s Journal 17(1) (2013).
  4. Collins Odote, ��The Dawn of Uhuru: Implications of Constitutional Recognition of Communal Land Rights in Pastoral Areas in Kenya�� Nomadic People��s Journal Special Issue, 17(1)2013 pp. 87-105.
  5. HWO Okoth-Ogendo, Formalising ��Informal�� Property Systems: The Problem of Land Rights Reform in Africa�� available at http://fimbo.org/attachments/059_FORMALISING%20%E2%80%9CINFORMAL%E2%80%9D%20PROPERTY%20SYSTEMS.pdf
  6. Cotula (Eds) ��The Problem of Land Rights Reform in Africa L. Cotula, (ed), Changes in ��Customary��  Land Tenure Systems in Africa (IIED, 2007)
  7. R.A. Clarke, Securing Community Land Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development in Africa: A Critical Analysis and Policy Implications 5(2) Law, Environment and Development Journal (2009)
  8. Bruce, J. W. and Migot Adhola, S. , (1993) Searching for Land Tenure Security in Africa,  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
  9. J. Kieyah & P. Kameri-Mbote, ��Securing Property Rights in Land in Kenya: Formal Versus Informal��, in Christopher Adam et. al., eds. Kenya Policies For Prosperity, Oxford University Press (2010) pp. 309-328
  10. De Soto, The Mystery of Capital, Bantam, London (2000).
  11. Cousins, B., ��Potentials and Pitfalls of Communal Land Tenure Reform : Experience in Africa and Implications for South Africa�� Paper presented at World Bank Conference on ��Land Governance in Support of MDGs: Responding to New Challenges�� Washington DC, (2009).National Land Policy Reform Process, Concept Paper (2004)
  12. National Land Policy Reform Process, Issues and Recommendations Report (2006)
  13. Republic of Kenya, Sessional paper Number 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy (Government Printer, August, 2009)
  14. Land Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 6) 2012
  15. Land Registration Act, Kenya Gazette Supplement No. 36 (Acts No. 3) 2012
  16. Community Land Bill, 2013

 
week 11A: institutional arrangements

Issues:

  • What is the Institutional Framework for Land Administration and Management? 
  • Role of the National Land Commission
  • Devolved Government
  • The Environment and Land Court

Readings:

  1. Constitution of Kenya 2010
  2. National Land Policy, Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009
  3. Land Act No. 6 of 2012
  4. National Land Commission Act No. 5 of 2012
  5. Land Registration Act No. 3 of 2012
  6. Camilla, Toulmin, ��Securing Land and Property Rights in Africa: The Role of Local Institutions
  7. The Environment and Land Court Act, CAP 12A
  8.  Collins Odote,�� Kenya: The New Environment and Land Court,�� Published in Issue 2013(1) IUCN Academy of Environmental Law, E-Journal Issue 2013(1). Available at http://www.iucnael.org/en/e-journal/current-issue-.html .

 

     
    WEEKs 11B – 15:  REVISION & EXAM

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