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Operations manual in the form of "guidelines" for expropriation in the public interest and compensation of land and natural resources in the Republic of Guinea
Ministère de la Ville et de l’Aménagement du territoire de Guinée
In the Republic of Guinea, the Land and Property Code does not provide all the details on the practical modalities of expropriation in the public interest and compensation of land and natural resources. This situation explains why tenure-based projects such as large dams, mines or roads deal with this issue on a case-by-case basis without always taking into account the rights of affected populations.
This manual, drafted in the form of guidelines and in compliance with the international treaties to which Guinea is a party, clarifies and complements expropriation procedures in the public interest to facilitate their implementation through a participatory, transparent and harmonized approach at the national level.
This manual is currently awaiting adoption by presidential decree since its validation by the inter-ministerial commission.
Please note that this document is available in French only.
To learn more about our work in Guinea see our country page, as well as our 2015 study on land tenure security for people affected by the Fomi dam.