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Why is the resolution rate of confiscated land slowing down in the last few years? (English)

The government of Myanmar, under two separate administrations, has been working to resolve land grabs since 2012. Namati, partners, and community paralegals they deploy have been working on land grab cases since 2013. Paralegals collect granular data on every case they support and Namati collects, stores, and analyses this data. This data shows that the rate at which land grab cases are being resolved has been slowing since a high-point in the third quarter of 2015. This slowdown is widely acknowledged by senior officials and officials working in the system.

This policy brief addresses three questions:
1. At what rate have land grab cases been resolved over the last six years?
2. Why is the resolution rate of land grab cases slowing down?
3. What can the government and civil society do to reverse these troubling trends?

This policy brief will explore these questions using case data, the caseworks experience of community paralegals, official information released by the governments, and the experience of CSO representatives involved in the mechanism.

This resource is also available in Burmese.

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Uploaded on: Mar 16, 2020
Year Published: 2019
Co-Authors: Tim Millar, Sung Chin Par


Resource Tags

Resource Type: Namati Publications, Practitioner Resources Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice Tool Type: Policy Papers / Briefs, Reports / Research Target Population: Rural Method: Research Languages: English Regions: Myanmar