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What We Need Now: Exploring Communal Desires for Justice Among Post Land Confiscation Communities in Eastern Bago Division

Land conflict is a pressing issue in Myanmar. The nation has undergone a number of reforms to its land legislation, and investigations of land dispute claims have been conducted by the Farmland Investigation Commission. Despite this, a significant portion of the nation’s smallholder farmers continue to fight for ownership of land confiscated from them by the previous administration for incomplete, or often cancelled, national projects.

This report details the cases of three communities who have lost ownership of their land in this fashion, detailing their stated needs and desires for change. By identifying and recording these grassroots level needs and desires, the report hopes to engender a clearer understanding of the challenges that communities in Myanmar who have lost access to land face.

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Uploaded on: May 27, 2015
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015
Year Published: 2015


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Resource Type: Impact Evidence Issues: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice Tool Type: Reports / Research Target Population: Rural Languages: English Regions: Southeast Asia Nature of Impact: Citizen Action & Participation, Citizens' Willingness to Act, Legal Knowledge and Skills, Sense of fair process Scale of Intervention/Impact: 1,000 to 10,000 people Evaluation Method: Case Studies, Interviews