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Using real voices and experience to drive policy change in Myanmar

Caitlin Pierce, Harvard University

An interview from April 18, 2016 with Harvard University’s A Measure of Justice program on how Namati uses data to connect casework to policy change in Myanmar. The Measure of Justice Program is a group of leading practitioners, academics, and government officials working on legal empowerment.

Myanmar’s Foray into Deliberative Democracy: Citizen Participation in Resolving Historical Land Grabs (Burmese)

Ye Yint Htun, Caitlin Pierce

In May 2016, Myanmar’s Vice President established a Central Land Grab Reinvestigation Committee to accelerate the resolution of land grab cases and ensure that affected civilians do not suffer further. These committees are replicated at each administrative level and similar to their precursor mechanisms, but with one unique and important difference – they include “farmer’s...

Returns of Grabbed Land in Myanmar: Progress After 2 Years

Caitlin Pierce, Laura Goodwin, Nant Thi Thi Oo, Nyi Nyi Htwe, Tim Millar

Namati submitted this briefing paper to assist the government of Myanmar and other interested parties in efforts to ensure the implementation of the 2013 recommendations of Parliament’s Farmland Investigation Commission. The commission is tasked with scrutinizing land grab cases and to promote justice for Myanmar’s citizens whose land was taken without due process or compensation....

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

Namati

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...

Policy Brief: Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar [Burmese Version]

Namati

Over 400,000 acres of land in Myanmar, that was 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...

Gendered aspects of land rights in Myanmar: Evidence from paralegal casework (Burmese)

Namati

Namati offers this brief in the hope that Myanmar’s national reforms and the implementation of the country’s new National Land Use Policy can grow from the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens. Namati and our partners assist farmers in Myanmar to claim their land rights through a community paralegal approach. Community paralegals are trained in...

Gendered aspects of land rights in Myanmar: Evidence from paralegal casework

Namati

Namati offers this brief in the hope that Myanmar’s national reforms and the implementation of the country’s new National Land Use Policy can grow from the lived experience of ordinary Myanmar citizens. Namati and our partners assist farmers in Myanmar to claim their land rights through a community paralegal approach. Community paralegals are trained in...

Myanmar’s Foray into Deliberative Democracy: Citizen Participation in Resolving Historical Land Grabs

Ye Yint Htun, Caitlin Pierce

In May 2016, Myanmar’s Vice President established a Central Land Grab Reinvestigation Committee to accelerate the resolution of land grab cases and ensure that affected civilians do not suffer further. These committees are replicated at each administrative level and are similar to their precursor mechanisms but with one unique and important difference: they include “farmer’s...

Evidence is not enough to secure land rights in Myanmar [English]

Nyi Nyi Htwe, Caitlin Pierce

Using case data, this policy brief examines the role of land documentation in farmers’ efforts to secure their land rights in Myanmar. Overall we find that documentation does not seem to influence the outcome of resolving a dispute, but that the system discriminates in processing the claims of those without documentation. The majority of farmers...

Evidence is not enough to secure land rights in Myanmar [Burmese]

Nyi Nyi Htwe, Caitlin Pierce

Using case data, this policy brief examines the role of land documentation in farmers’ efforts to secure their land rights in Myanmar. Overall we find that documentation does not seem to influence the outcome of resolving a dispute, but that the system discriminates in processing the claims of those without documentation. The majority of farmers...

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Streamlining Institutions to Restore Land and Justice to Farmers in Myanmar

A new policy brief has been released emphasizing the need for the Myanmar government to put in place simple, transparent mechanisms to ensure that land and justice is restored to farmers who were dispossessed of their livelihoods without due process or compensation.  According to the Parliamentary Land Investigation Committee, more than 500,000 acres of land in Myanmar…

Posted August 1, 2016
Myanmar faces fresh hurdle in land rights and justice

Download Namati’s report Returns of Grabbed Land in Myanmar: Progress After Two Years (in English or Burmese) UMyint Tun was working in his field in Sagaing when four officers pulled up in a military jeep with the bad news: his land now belonged to the government. He could no longer farm it. This was April…

Posted December 16, 2015