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A Brief Guide to Ownership Documents in Afghanistan - July 2020 [EN]

First in a series of HLP-TF briefs on key HLP legal frameworks in Afghanistan. 

This brief provides information on legal documents associated with land ownership, land lease/rent, and land occupancy in reference to relevant Afghan laws. It is intended to provide guidance on land and property rights in relation to IDPs, returnees and other tenure insecure groups. This guidance note is not a legal document, but provides information and analysis from the Housing, Land and Property Task Force (HLP-TF). The HLP-TF is a sub-cluster of the Protection Cluster, and part of Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Country Team. The content of this brief is extracted from UN-Habitat’s (forthcoming) Housing, Land and Property Rights Guide.

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
Norwegian Refugee Council
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Original Publication Date: 
22 Jul 2020
Document type: 
Technical Document