Eminent domain

Other Names:
Compulsory acquisition of land by government

The state is vested with ultimate power over all national resources, including land, which it can appropriate, even from private hands. The rules for compulsory acquisition vary from country to country. In certain circumstances, there is very little or no protection of the interests of the landowner.

Acquiring land
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
D: Detailed problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST