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Global Human Rights Clinic

2017

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Resolving Land Disputes Through Restitution Dynamics: A Comparative Analysis Of Country Case Studies, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic Jan 2017

Resolving Land Disputes Through Restitution Dynamics: A Comparative Analysis Of Country Case Studies, University Of Chicago Law School - Global Human Rights Clinic

Global Human Rights Clinic

This Report aims to support current efforts in Myanmar to address land ownership and land use disputes. Shifts in government administration, inconsistent legal property regimes, inadequate administrative recordkeeping, and unregulated government land seizures have resulted in wide spread conflicting claims to land. These have caused regional instability, internal population displacement, conflict and socio-economic distress. Resolution of these disputes through a restitution mechanism and establishment of a cohesive land ownership and use regime is central to ultimately establishing rule of law and respect for human rights as well as to the long-term economic development of Myanmar.

As stakeholders engage in discussions …