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Oct22

Statement by the Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) on land and natural resource management

The Karenni Civil Society Network (KCSN) organized a workshop on land and natural resource management on 18-20 October, 2013 at a location on the Thai-Karenni border. 48 participants from 16 local civil society groups attended the workshop and agreed to the following points:

1.There must be consultation with local communities and transparency regarding extraction of natural resources.

2.If existing customary laws are appropriate and good for the protection of land, natural resources and forest, then these must be mandated by law.

 

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Oct15

Salween communities urge Thailand to halt plans to build dams in Burma’s war zones

Press release by Salween community groups

October 15, 2013

Salween communities urge Thailand to halt plans to build dams in Burma’s war zones

Ethnic community groups today urged the Thai government at a public forum in Bangkok to halt plans to build dams on the Salween river in Burma, where militarization, conflict and human rights abuses are continuing despite current ceasefires........Read more
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Oct10

Report Brief: Disputed Territory: Mon farmers’ fight against unjust land acquisition and barriers to their progress

Over the years HURFOM has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardships faced by Mon farmers who became victims of land confiscation or unjust land acquisition.[1] In this report HURFOM follows-up on previously documented abuses and concentrates on an emerging new trend: farmers’ active and collective pursuits for rights to their land. For Full report, please view.........Read more

 
Oct10

HURFOM releases “Disputed Territory” to highlight unjust land acquisition in Mon areas

The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has released a report titled “Disputed Territory: Mon farmers’ fight against unjust land acquisition and barriers to their progress,” to illustrate contemporary struggles against past and on-going land disputes. Drawing from almost 100 interviews conducted in Ye, Yebyu, and Kyaikmayaw townships, the report presents cases of land confiscation and abuse in Mon areas and elevates the voices of farmers who are actively pursuing justice. .....Read more

 
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Land Grabbing in Mingaladon.

Our Customary Lands Documentary

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Mother Land (part 1)

Mother Land (part 2 )

Jetsu Garden and Generals Village