Title: Millions of Farmers are at Risk of Being Considered Trespassers on Their Own Lands
author(s): Organisation: GRET
Keywords: Land, VFV, Criminalisation
Publication year: 2019
Available in folders: Vacant, Fallow, and Virgin Lands Management Law
Main language: English
Abstract: The ‘Law Amending the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law’ was drafted and approved by the National League for Democracy (NLD)-majority parliament and signed by President U Win Myint on 11 September 2018. The official announcement of the law on 30 October 2018 called for those currently using Vacant, Fallow and Virgin (VFV) land to apply for a permit to utilize the land by March 2019. Occupants failing to do so by the deadline would be considered trespassers and criminalized, punishable by fines and imprisonment. This hasty move to implement the amended law has great potential to proliferate land conflicts and render millions of people landless. The VFV law is not compatible with the NLD’s election manifesto or the 2016 National Land Use Policy (NLUP). If the Government is committed to the peace process, sustainable development, and supporting smallholder farmers, the VFV law should be repealed and a new National Land Law drafted to implement the NLUP.
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Type of document: Reports: Reports, Research, Policy Briefs
Uploaded date/time: 2019-06-28 14:32:52
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