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Yale Concession Report Final 2017
Many countries with large-scale concessions struggle with problems similar to those faced in Liberia. Some countries have adopted stronger regulations to govern agricultural concessions, including stringent legal and procedural protections for communities. But laws and procedures are not always followed in practice; many countries struggle with enforcement and compliance. Unfortunately, no single country offers a replicable model for governing concessions. Moreover, it is important to recognize the social, cultural, and economic factors— including resource constraints—that are unique to the Liberian context and make the wholesale replication of another country’s model inappropriate. As such, the discussion below outlines how some countries have approached concession regulations in order to offer examples of different approaches, not endorsements of any of these country’s regulatory systems as a whole. A number of countries have passed domestic legislation that recognizes the rights of customary land users and indigenous communities to their land and its development.52 For instance, the Democratic Republic of Congo has enacted laws that require the free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) of indigenous peoples in the context of land concessions.53 Mozambique similarly legislated the FPIC requirement with regard to customary land users.54 Malaysia has domestic laws requiring community consultation in the context of forest reserves
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