Local September 4, 2012 | 8:45 am

High Court rules for squatters’ right’s

Santo Domingo.- a right to the lawful, peaceful, continuous and uncontested possession of rural propertieswas acknowledged by the Constitutional Court on, which on Monday issued ruling TC/0036/12, against the Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD).

The constitutional ruling for Isidro Melo Otaño comes after 28 years of occupying a farm project at Pedro Corto, western San Juan de la Maguana province.

The high Court ruled that the IAD in San Juan de la Maguana violated such possession, posing a threat to the security in land tenure, adding that in the particular case of farm lands allocated by the state’s agrarian reform law is of high interest.

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