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  1. Library Resource
    Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19

    A Webinar Report

    Reports & Research
    March, 2021
    Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Indonesia, Global

    The webinar Rolling back social and environmental safeguards in the name of COVID-19, organized by Forest Peoples Programme, the Tenure FacilityMiddlesex University, the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and the Land Portal Foundation, took place on Thursday, February 18, 2021.

    Global leaders increasingly recognize that land rights for indigenous and local communities are a prerequisite for achieving national and international goals for forest governance, food security, climate mitigation, economic development and human rights.

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2019
    Myanmar

    In Myanmar, almost half of the rural population is said to be landless : it is the highest rate of landlessness in the Mekong region. With agriculture as the engine of Myanmar’s economy, employing more than two thirds of the population and accounting for one third of GDP, various studies in Myanmar provide contrasting figures on landlessness and indicate that the problem stems from a lack of clarity in the concept of landlessness.

  3. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2016
    Cambodia

    The « Environment and Natural Resources Code of Cambodia » (Sixth Draft – – 20 November 2016) is a very extensive proposed law (535 pages !) which will have, if adopted, major impacts on many aspects of Cambodian development (Mines, Energy, Urban planning, etc..) but is particularly important for the management of Protected Areas and of Forests and Fisheries. The code has been elaborated by a panel of experts and several working groups led by Vishnu Law Group. A public national consultation has been organized by MOE in Dec 2016.

  4. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2019
    Myanmar

    In Myanmar, millions of farmers are at risk of being considered trespassers on their own land after the adoption of a controversial law. The “Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Law” (VFV) was amended and approved by the NLD majority Parliament in September and March marks the deadline when all occupants of these lands type should have ask for a permit for it or risk a jail sentence and a fine. Gret, alongside with other international, national and local NGOs, is mobilized to halt the implementation of this law.

  5. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2006
    Cambodia, Asia

    Dans les villes en développement, les marchés fonciers et immobiliers sont en grande partie informels. Ils concernent les pauvres comme les classes moyennes. À Phnom Penh, l’analyse de la dynamique des marchés fonciers et immobiliers et des modes d’accès au logement dans les quartiers informels permet de mieux comprendre les tendances contradictoires des dynamiques en cours. Cette analyse peut alimenter la définition d’une politique de l’habitat destinée à réguler le marché foncier et immobilier et favoriser l’accès à la ville pour les populations pauvres.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    June, 2018
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar

    Following the success of the inaugural Regional Land Forum in Hanoi in 2016, the Second Regional Land Forum was held from 28-30th May, 2018, in Bangkok. The Regional Land Forum aims to provide a multi-stakeholder platform for networking and dialogue on land governance issues across the Mekong region, particularly Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV).

  7. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Myanmar

    The research provides a holistic overview of the key changes that affected Northern Chin society from pre-colonial times up to now in villages close to Hakha town where State penetration was stronger than in more remote

    areas. The study sheds light on the overlapping and evolving statutory and customary land systems and on the issues faced by contemporary Chin communities as they seek to govern land and natural resources.

  8. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2017
    Myanmar

    This guidebook provides conceptual, legal and practical tools and resources to help civil society organizations guide communities through the process of documenting customary tenure at the local level. It also provides suggestions for how to build on the momentum generated by the documentation process to develop strategies and actions to defend, strengthen and promote customary rights at community, regional and national level. The guidebook was developed out of practical experience and conversations with local groups in Myanmar that have been documenting customary tenure.

  9. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2008
    Cambodia

    Cette étude sur les transactions foncières dans les campagnes cambodgiennes part d’un double constat. D’une part, la politique foncière cambodgienne, essentiellement structurée par un grand programme de cadastrage et d’immatriculation foncière (LMAP) financé par la Banque mondiale, ignore les relations foncières ne correspondant pas au modèle de la propriété privée individuelle, à savoir les droits délégués et les modes de faire-valoir indirect.

  10. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    December, 2015
    Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam

    This paper aims to provide keys that will help us understand contemporary land dynamics in these four countries. In order to do so it highlights their similarities and differences, both in the long history that shaped today’s local land situations and in more recent reforms implemented in the context of greater economic openness.

    The first part of the paper sets the cultural and historical context, with an overview of the diverse ways that the political authorities and different groups within the region have related to land.

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