His Excellency the President of the Republic, Taur Matan Ruak, has already submitted Parliament Decree no. 39/III – Special Regime for the Definition of Ownership of Immovable Property to the Court of Appeal for a Preventive Review of its Constitutionality.

The balance of the regulations system concerning the recognition of previously issued property deeds, the articulation between the special regime for the definition of the first property deeds and the general regime, and the conditions for accessing the Law and the Courts within the definition of land ownership, among others, are provisions that have raised constitutional concerns.

Once again, the President of the Republic relies on the Court of Appeal to address any concerns raised by such an important legislative intervention.

President Palace Nicolau Lobato, 06 April 2017