Displacement and Dispossession: Forced Migration and Land Rights in Burma

This report focuses on the ongoing abuses of housing, land and property rights occurring under military rule today, particularly in areas populated by non-Burman peoples. In recent years, the peoples living in these areas have been the most severely affected by large-scale displacement.This report describes some interesting and useful projects that civil society groups have implemented in Burma. These examples show that, notwithstanding the need for fundamental political change in Burma, steps can and should be taken now to address HLP issues. Opportunities exist to assist the rehabilitation of displaced people, in ways that link political action with humanitarian relief and development.