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
- What was the lower court’s judgment and why?
- What did the Supreme Court decide and why?
- What does the 2012 Farmland Law say about the Form-7 certificate? What are the conditions to apply to get it?
- Legal Proceeding
- What is the legal value of farmland right of use without the certificate?