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This manual is intended to be a practical learning aid and helpful reference guide for community-based paralegals and organizations running community-based paralegal programs.
It shows how paralegals equip people to know law, use law, and shape law. It closes with a chapter on how organizations can best support the work of paralegals, including recruitment, payment, and training.
Construction of various project components
to extract, process, and export the Shwe
gas - as well as oil trans-shipments from
Africa and the Middle East - is now well
underway. Local peoples are losing their land
and fishing grounds without finding new job
opportunities. Workers that have found lowpaying
temporary jobs are exploited and fired for
demanding basic rights. Women face unequal
wages, discrimination in the compensation
process, and vulnerabilities in the growing sex
industry around the project.
This paper on ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Business in Myanmar’ is part of a Briefing
Paper series from the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB). Indigenous
peoples are present throughout the country, particularly in conflict‐affected areas. The
briefing sets out the local and international context for indigenous peoples, including a short
analysis of applicable international standards and domestic laws. It also describes the
current policy, legal and political economy landscape concerning indigenous peoples in
INTRODUCTION: "The November 8, 2015 elections in Myanmar
marked a historic milestone in the country’s political
and economic transition that began in 2011.
Incoming policy makers are preparing to pick up the
baton and deliver on the people’s strong aspirations for
a harmonious and prosperous Myanmar. In this series
of policy notes, the World Bank Group seeks to promote
dialogue on critical development challenges and
on options for policies and reforms that can contribute
to shared prosperity for the people of Myanmar.
Conclusions: "Amnesty International’s latest research shows that hundreds of people close to the giant Letpadaung mine continue to face the risk of forced eviction from their farmland, and in the case of four villages, from their homes as well. In addition, thousands of people living in the area are at risk from Myanmar Wanbao’s inadequate management of environmental risk at the Letpadaung mine, which is situated in a flood and earthquake-prone area. The ESIA for the mine contains fundamental gaps and weaknesses, which Myanmar Wanbao has still not addressed.
ဤနိုးဆော်မှုများသည် မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ၏ ရေရှည်တည်တံ့ခိုင်မြဲသော ဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေး ကဏ္ဍများတွင်ပါ၀င်မည့် အဖွဲ့အစည်းများ၊ တသီးပုဂ္ဂလများအတွက် အချက်အလက်ရင်းမြစ်များပင် ဖြစ်သည်။ ဤအချက်အလက် ရင်းမြစ်များသည် ရေရှည်တည်တံ့ခိုင်မြဲသောဖွံ့ဖြိုးရေးအယူအဆ၊ မြန်မာ အစိုးရ၏ တာဝန်ဝတ္တရားများနှင့် ဆောင်ရွက်ရန်ရှိသည့်အချက်အလက်များကိုဖော်ပြသည်။
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
Construction of Daewoo’s Shwe gas project, as well as CNPC’s Maday deep sea port and oil and gas pipeline have damaged our (local people’s) livelihoods and environment in Kyauk Phu Township since 2009. Additionally, there has been ongoing forcible land confiscation, providing no compensation or a limited amount of compensation for the confiscated rice farms and lands.
The report, Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Thai Policy toward Burmese Refugees, documents Thailand’s repression of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrant workers from Burma. "The Thai government is arresting and intimidating Burmese political activists living in Bangkok and along the Thai-Burmese border, harassing Burmese human rights and humanitarian groups, and deporting Burmese refugees, asylum seekers and others with a genuine fear of persecution in Burma..."