Jan 12 2011

Legal Aid Centers in Rural Russia: Helping People Improve their Lives

Landesa founded the “Center for Land Reform Support of Vladimir Oblast” (province) in August 1996. In February 1998 Landesa established a second such Center in Samara Oblast. The Centers provide legal advice free of charge to rural citizens in the exercise of their legal rights to land, and help resolve legal issues related to the operation of private farms. The Centers have played an important and unique role in the development of Russia’s rural economy, and in the practical application of the rule of law. This report discusses the organization, objectives, and activities of Vladimir and Samara Centers for Land Reform. | download PDF 

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