land rights and business
MCRB has sent a letter to the Chair of the National Land Use Council expressing concerns that the rapid implementation of the amended VFV Lands Management Law will cause significant problems for investors seeking to operate responsibly in Myanmar.
MCRB has submitted a set of bilingual comments to the Parliamentary Committees currently considering a new law to replace the 1894 Land Acquisition Act.
A near-final Myanmar translation is available of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO’s) Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security...
On 22nd May 2018, MCRB held a consultation in Yangon to obtain comments on the draft ‘Land Rights and Business in Myanmar’ briefing paper, an update of MCRB’s 2015 Land briefing paper.
On 27 April, Oxfam and MCRB hosted a multi-stakeholder discussion on ‘Responsible investment in plantation agriculture' in Yangon.
MCRB and the Thilawa SEZ Management Committee and JICA Expert Team held a seminar for the Yangon Regional Government staff on ‘Good Practice Approaches to Land Acquisition and Resettlement Peri-Urban and Urban Environments’.
The IFC has published the workshop summary and presentations for a multistakeholder workshop it held on defining good practice approaches to land acquisition and resettlement in Myanmar in May.
The UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing as a Component of the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living drafted a set of Basic Principles and Guidelines on Development-based evictions and Displacement in 2007 which are now available in Burmese.
MCRB has published a briefing paper on land issues in Myanmar, is part of an occasional series. It is intended to assist businesses investing in Myanmar that are conducting due diligence on land and seeking an understanding of the current landscape...
On 11-12 December 2014, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) hosted a training session in Yangon on “Land Rights Documentation” in response to a request from various farmers’ networks.
On 21 July, MCRB facilitated a discussion in Yangon between Swedish telecoms company Ericsson and around 20 representatives of trade unions and civil society organisations who have a focus on business and human rights issues such as land, community engage
On 22 March 2014, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business hosted a workshop entitled “Promoting Inclusive and Responsible Business: Experiences of Myanmar, Singapore and Across ASEAN” at the ASEAN People’s Forum on Business and Human Rights.
On 29 December, the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business hosted a workshop at the Myanmar People’s Forum on Business and Human Rights at Myanmar Convention Centre in Yangon.