“Conflict rubber” and land rights in southeastern Myanmar

After decades of war, in northern Tanintharyi Region, Myanmar, rubber expansion is further aggravating tenure security and reviving historical grievances between Mon and Karen communities, ultimately undermining prospects for peacebuilding and security.

Land grabbing as an internationally wrongful act

Displacement Solutions has just published a major 184-page legal report on the land grabbing in Myanmar, including for agriculture, and how these processes constitute internationally wrongful acts.

One giant land grab

Myanmar's new land law amendment has its roots in a British colonial notion of “wasteland” that consciously undermines customary land claims of highland communities to the benefit of foreign investors and tax collectors.