oa Tanzania Zamani - "Land tenure, traditions of thought about land, and their environmental implications in Tanzania"

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0856-6518



The recommendations of the Shivji Comission, which are discussed in another contribution to this edition by the Commissions Chair, Issa G. Shivji, represent an innovative and courageous step towards the democratic decolonization of African law. In two ways its bold recommendations would decolonize Tanzanian land law. First, they would remove control of land from the executive authority of the state, where it had been placed by colonial law. Their second strategy for decolonizing land law would vest control of land in the hands of villagers.

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