Land Disputes
30
Aug
2019
Myanmar Passes New Law for Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation
On 19 August 2019, the Union Parliament of Myanmar, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, enacted Land Acquisition, Resettlement and Rehabilitation Law (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 24/2019) to replace the colonial-era Land Acquisition Act (1894) as well as to provide a legal framework for resettlement and rehabilitation for the first time in Myanmar. Highlights of this note Overview What’s […]
21
Feb
2017
Land Disputes: Court Decision Curtails Rights of Farmland Users without a Form-7
A recently published Supreme Court case (Supreme Court decision dated 29 July 2015) delves deep into the rights of farmland users in Myanmar and challenges while securing the Form-7 land user certificates, especially for thousands of smallholder farmers across the country. Highlights of this note Background What was the lower court’s judgment and why? What […]
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