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Title:Colonial origins of the public domain in Southern Somalia (1892-1912)
Author:Guadagni, Marco M.G.ISNI
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Geographic term:Italian Somaliland
Subjects:colonial policy
public property
colonial law
conflict of laws
land law
Abstract:Part of a study on the development of land law in Somalia from the end of the last century up to the present times. Here an attempt is made to illustrate some of the legal problems connected with the grafting of Western law onto an African land tenure system in a colonial setting: Aims of the Italian occupation on the Indian Ocean Coast - Filonardi's Provisional Regulations, 1895 - Territorial expansion and land acquisition; lease of Benadir ports (1893-1905) - Italian Somaliland Protectorate (1889-1905) - Somali response to colonial land regulations - Vacant land and the Italian legal system - State or Government land? - The creation of the Colonial Rural Domain; Royal Decree No. 695 of 1911 - De Martino's Land Regulations; Decree No. 815 of 1912 - The adjudication process. Notes.