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Thursday, 01 August 2013 00:00

Greg ChocOn Thursday, July 25th the Court of Appeal handed down a 198-page judgment after the Government of Belize had appealed a 2007 decision by the Chief Justice, Abdulah Conteh giving 23 villages in the Toledo district customary land rights.

The decision was extensive and it partially affirmed Conteh’s judgment. According to attorney for the Maya Leaders Alliance, Antoinette Moore, the judgment gave the Maya’s their customary land rights, however, it also noted that the Government of Belize was under no obligation to put in place measures to ensure that the land rights be protected.