Compulsory Purchase (formerly entitled Eminent Domain)

"The Government or any government agency may not seize private property for public use without just compensation."

The term "just compensation" is no doubt vague, but it will up to the parties involved to determine what is "just compensation", and if an agreement cannot be reached, then the matter no doubt will be decided by the Judiciary.

edited on Apr 9, 2015 by John Z

Daniel Gaunt Apr 9, 2015

1) This should be a caveat to the general right to property. 

2) Can it please be referred to within any supporting text or explanatory document as compulsory purchase, which is the long established name for the same principle in English and Scots law?

John Z Apr 9, 2015

The title of the proposal was just edited.

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