Violence, Colonialism and Property in Africa

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The Lecture will present some of the mechanisms of land law and land registration systems in African colonial territories between the 19th and 20th centuries, focusing on the relationships between global, international, and domestic laws in the imperial expansion and colonial periods. It proposes to examine the juridical practices of the colonial expansion and to outline the discourses between the colonial powers and their implications on the legal concepts of land ownership both in the colonial and the European context.