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Policy Brief: Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

Over 400,000 acres of land taken by the military, government, and private companies between the 1980s and early 2000s has reportedly been released since 2013. However, this does not mean that the land has been returned to the farmers whose livelihoods were displaced by these land acquisitions. Namati offers this brief to emphasize the need for the government to also put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to those farmers and communities who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process.

Note: A Burmese version of the brief can be found here.

Uploaded on: Jul 29, 2016
Last Updated: Nov 30, 2017
Year Published: 2016
Co-Authors: Caitlin Pierce, Nwe Ni Soe

Resource Tags

Resource Type: Namati Publications, Practitioner Resources Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Legal Aid & Public Interest Law, Policy Advocacy Tool Type: Policy Papers / Briefs, Training Resources & Popular Education Target Population: Rural Method: Improving Governance, Accountability and Transparency Languages: English Nature of Impact: Change in institutional / government practice, Impact on Income Institutions Engaged: Government Ministry, Local legislative representative, Regulatory / Implementing Agencies Evaluation Method: Case Studies, Interviews, Observation, Qualitative Case Tracking, Secondary Data Analysis