Central and Eastern European Legal Materials
Czechoslovakia: Law on Modifying Ownership Relationships with Respect to Land and Other Agricultural Property
The purpose of this law is to reaffirm the principle of private ownership of land in the context of the ongoing economic reform, mitigate the consequences of some property injustices committed by the Communist regime between 1948 and 1989, and bring about the necessary changes in the ownership relations, principally by way of restitution of confiscated or otherwise taken property to its rightful private owners.
About the Editors:
Michael Newcity is the Deputy Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies at Duke University. Professor Newcity is a leading authority and the author of 3 books and over 50 scholarly articles offering commentary on legal activities in Russia, Eurasia and East Europe.
Original Editor: the late Professor V. Pechota, Columbia Law School.