Browsing: EPRP Highlights

Highlights the recent relevant resources, articles published in the EPRP website, eg a relevant recently added item in Peace Resources section, an interesting recent Opinion article, a recently added audio or video item etc

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Global Witness

Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade trade contributing to ethnic armed conflict, new film shows ahead of landmark peace talks. Full article here.

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Norwegian Refugee Council

Restitution refers to restoring land to whom it rightly belongs. With the prevalence in Myanmar of displacement of people from their land, because of armed conflict, because of lack of recognition of customary law, because of ‘land-grabbing’, there are many problems regarding disputes as to who a piece of land rightly belongs. According to this new report, “Article 1(k) of the 15 October 2015 Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement provisions include several references to property rights, while Chapter VI of the 2016 National Land Use Policy includes general guidance on how a restitution process could take place. Moreover, bodies such as the…

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In 2016, Ethnic Peace Resources Project (EPRP) conducted two land-rights awareness projects in Shan and Karen States taking land knowledge sharing forums through local partner organisations to many townships and villages. This demonstrated clearly the importance of land law to the many people making up the rural populations of the different ethnic areas of Myanmar. This short opinion piece argues how important it is to ethnic people that land laws ‘fit’ their own local situation and customs.

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The intention of this document – produced by EPRP – is simply to provide an opportunity for ordinary people in rural areas of ethnic regions of Myanmar to speak for themselves. It focuses on the situation of women, assuming that in public discussion, women’s voices are not much heard. EPRP began by recruiting local people, trying to bring in women as much as possible, and provided a basic ‘listening’ training (see EPRP Listening Manual). Myanmar version here

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To resolve the land issues occurring throughout the country including Karen State is one of the greatest challenges for the newly elected government. It is their responsibility to try to solve them and in doing so, cooperating with the civil society organizations will be very helpful. This “Zwekabin Proved Our Land” report (Myanmar Language) is one contribution by Karen civil society organizations to assist the new government to resolve land problems in the country. The Executive Summary in English is available here.

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Dr Alan Smith, FLD/EPRP

This document presents a set of basic, practical ‘tools’ that can be used in attempting to achieve satisfactory demarcation and a stable ceasefire. Demarcation of  military positions in ceasefire means identifying troop positions and the conditions under which they operate so as to avoid accidental engagement.

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In 2016, Ethnic Peace Resources Project (EPRP) conducted two land-rights and environmental trainings in Taungyi Then with the resulting knowledge partner organizations made Land knowledge sharing forums and collated information about land confiscation cases in 18 townships of Shan State. Executive Summary here (English). Full report here (Myanmar)

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