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Expropriation

 

(1) In law, the forced alienation of property, with or without compensation, by the government. Both real property (for example, land used for railroads or unpaved roads) and movable property (such as precious metals) may be expropriated. Depending on whether or not compensation is paid, expropriation may take the form of requisition or confiscation.

(2) The removal by one social class of another class’s property and social status. Within a class, the term “expropriation” is applied to the removal by one stratum of another stratum’s property and status—for example, a legislative act secularizing church lands. Immediately after the victory of the Great October Socialist Revolution of 1917, the Soviet government expropriated substantial portions of the property of the former exploiting classes.

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These latest actions by the government of Belize show a readiness to ignore the rulings of its highest court, change laws and expropriate private property in contravention of all international principles governing private investment," Redfield continued.
Commenting on Israel s decision on 31 August to expropriate almost 990 acres of privately owned Palestinian land near Bethlehem, the Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said:
Under the new regime, ministries planning to expropriate land must receive the cabinet's approval before taking the final decision.
Article II: The authorities concerned are empowered to expropriate through direct implementation the properties and relevant land needed for the aforesaid projects and installations in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid Public Utility Expropriation Law.
Fean said, 'On behalf of the Government of the United Kingdom, I express our deepest regret at the tragic death of Mustafa Tamimi of Nabi Saleh, killed by a tear gas canister during the weekly demonstration against systematic attempts by settlers from the illegal settlement of Halmiss to expropriate the water spring belonging to the villagers of Nabi Saleh.
Article 2 says that the authorities concerned shall expropriate through direct implementation the properties and relevant lands needed for the aforesaid project, as well as installations over them, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Utility Expropriation Law.
Article Two: Empowers the authorities concerned to expropriate through direct implementation the properties and relevant land needed for the aforesaid project and installations in accordance with the provisions of the aforesaid Public Utility Expropriation Law.
The Israeli courts, which have addressed this issue many times over the years, gave contradicting rulings: some judges accepted Israel's right to expropriate real estate according to the law -- and others sided with the AGs, and rejected the law's application.
President Morales has also repeatedly said he will not expropriate foreign companies' assets.
To reduce the work of the purchasing committee is appointed a surveyor with these specifications of each plot to expropriate a topography and a valuation must draw.
Israel also continues to expropriate Arab land on Jerusalem's West Bank territory in order to build huge housing developments for Jews only.
Having just gone through a controversy about a Supreme Court decision about government's power of eminent domain, most Americans may be surprised to learn that the Trading With the Enemy Act and the International Emergency Economic Powers Act could expropriate them instantly and far more broadly without any of the due process extended to parties in eminent domain cases.