Since its establishment in 2006, Displacement Solutions has been active in exploring the housing, land and property rights situation in Burma. The Burma HLP Initiative aims to shed new light on the numerous HLP rights issues in Burma today by building capacity for enforcing these rights by citizens of the country.  The Initiative works together with various groups within and outside Burma towards these ends.

The Initiative explores key questions such as:

  • What are the characteristics and status of the legal regime in Burma as it relates to HLP rights issues?
  • How effective is the current legal regime in protecting and promoting human rights standards relevant to HLP rights?
  • How can the current legal code be used to address HLP rights in Burma?
  • How might the current legal code be reformed to more effectively protect and promote HLP rights?
  • How can the capacity of civil society be enhanced to more effectively address the HLP legal environment in Burma?