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Title:Loi Burundaise du 15 mai 2014 portant suppression du pourvoi en cassation devant la Cour suprême et attribution de compétence aux Cours d'appel pour les affaires relatives aux terres rurales: Lacunes, icohérences normatives et fragmentation de régime
Author:Niyonkuru, Aimé-Parfait
Periodical:Recht in Afrika = Law in Africa = Droit en Afrique (ISSN 2363-6270)
Geographic term:Burundi
External link:https://www.nomos-elibrary.de/index.php?doi=10.5771/2363-6270-2017-1-74
Abstract:On 15 May 2014, the President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, signed an Act suppressing appeals to the Supreme Court and transferring the jurisdiction to the Courts of Appeal in rural land related cases. The entrance into force of this Act results in a significant impact on the civil courts' jurisdiction and in the judicial remedies in matters relating to rural land conflicts. Moreover, it leads to a fragmentation of the land regime in general and in the rural land in particular. Not only the concept of 'rural land' is not clear but equivoque, but also the above mentioned Act suffers several gaps or lacuna. In addition, with regard to global norms dealing with jurisdiction and remedies in land matters, the 2014 Act reveals an incoherent legal regime which limits the expected legislative objectives as exposed in the said Act's exposé des motifs.