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.

Myanmar land ownership law could displace millions of farmers

Under a land reformation act, millions of farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land they have tilled for generations. In an open letter, a national grassroots coalition, called for the government to "abolish" the law and "enact a federal law that safeguards people's integrity, their lives and livelihoods."