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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    May, 2014

    Land confiscation is one of the leading causes of protest
    and unrest in Burma, having led to the forced
    displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in
    recent years. It also undermines Burma’s fragile peace
    •The 2008 constitution and subsequent laws are used
    legitimize arbitrary land confiscation, deny access
    justice, and perpetuate an environment of impunity...

    Land confiscation for profitable large-scale development
    and commercial projects enrich the military, state-

  2. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2014

    "The displacement in Thilawa took place amid a broader
    climate of state-sponsored abuse in Burma, where
    people have no recourse to challenge illegal government
    action. Specifically, the displacement process in Thilawa
    violated residents’ human rights, negatively affected
    their ability to provide for themselves, and resulted in
    deteriorating food security and limited ability to access
    health care. The TSEZMC will relocate 846 more
    households when development begins on phase two of

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014

    Synopsis of the Paper:
    "It is most fundamental to be able to hear voices of farmers as they are in resolving farm land
    problems which pose the greatest challenge to Myanmar. Therefore, it is expected that the
    "Voice From The Farm" paper will be supportive to a certain extent. This paper was compiled
    based on cases that reached the office of 88 Generation Peace and Open Society from
    respective region and reinforced with discussions resulting from the VOICE OF

  4. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    October, 2014

    Conclusion: "The Thilawa SEZ project is not clearly described and important information is missing
    throughout the EIA document. The public consultation process did not involve all relevant
    stakeholders, including affected communities, and did not provide sufficient information
    in any case. Consequently, the consultation process did not meet international standards
    and did not meet relevant JICA Guidelines. Had JICA provided adequate and appropriate
    support for the EIA according to its Guidelines, it could have assured that the project

  5. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    November, 2014
    Myanmar, South-Eastern Asia

    This chapter aims to overcome the gap existing between case study research, which typically provides qualitative and process based insights, and national or global inventories that typically offer spatially explicit and quantitative analysis of broader patterns, and thus to present adequate evidence for policymaking regarding largescale land acquisitions. Therefore, the chapter links spatial patterns of land acquisitions to underlying implementation processes of land allocation.

  6. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    May, 2014

    ...Through research on Myanmar, we argue that in authoritarian settings where legality has drastically declined, the starting point for cause lawyering lies in advocacy for law itself, in advocating for the regular application of law’s rules.

  7. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014

    This Situation Update describes events occurring in Bu Tho Township, Hpapun District from February to June 2014, including land confiscation, extortion, violent abuse and updates on economic development projects and access to education: Tatmadaw Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) #434 confiscated villagers’ farm lands in Meh Ka Law village tract.

  8. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2014

    This Situation Update describes events occurring in Thandaunggyi Township, Toungoo District during the period between April and June 2014, including land confiscation and access to education, healthcare and livelihoods: The Burma/Myanmar government provided 1,000 kyat (US $0.97) in A--- village for each student; however the teacher did not pay out the money to the students, saying that she had paid out the money for the cost of transporting school books...There are some mid-wives and medics provided by the Burma/Myanmar government who visit villagers in Maung Nwe Gyi village tract, Kon Tain

  9. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2014

    ... The first commercial small-scale oil palm plantations were introduced to Myanmar in 1926 covering 120 ha. In the 1980’s the European Economic Community and Swiss
    government implemented a palm oil project to stimulate growth in the sector. As of 2014 401,813 ha have been allocated and 134,539 ha planted. The government
    target is to plant 282,470 ha by 2030. The land is allocated to 44 companies, comprising 43 local companies and one Foreign Direct Investment. Three foreign

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