DS & NRC Report – Restitution in Myanmar: Building Lasting Peace, National Reconciliation and Economic ProsperityThrough a Comprehensive Housing, Land and Property Restitution Programme

13 October 2017

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Introductory Guide to Restitution in Myanmar – English version

13 October 2017

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DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar – English version

13 October 2017

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DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar – Karen version

13 October 2017

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DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar – Burmese/Myanmar version

13 October 2017

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Introductory Guide to Restitution in Myanmar – Karen version

13 October 2017

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Commemorating 10 Years of Action – the 2016 DS Annual Report

6 August 2017

Ten Years of Action It is hard to believe that DS has now been active for ten busy and eventful years. This has been quite a ride for our (intentionally) small and flexible organisation, and one involving an wonderful team of dedicated HLP experts from around the world working in a range of displacement hotspots. From developing the Peninsula Principles, to spearheading global efforts to obtain land for climate displaced people, developing IDP return designs in Timor Leste, Somalia, Colombia, Bhutan and many more, carrying on-site investigations in Tuvalu, Solomon Islands, Panama, Kiribati, Bangladesh and other climate change-affected areas, to conducting HLP rights analysis and restitution design work in Myanmar, advising the UN on HLP issues in Syria, publishing several books, inaugurating the world’s first law school courses on climate displacement, and writing DS reports, producing films, building homes for climate displaced families in Chittagong, and so much more, this first DS decade has been an exhilarating one. Since our founding on 28 December 2006, DS has worked in some 35 countries to assist in finding rights-based solutions to forced displacement in all of its forms. Besides our legal experts, we have had the honour of working with villagers, community…...
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New DS Photo Essay on Climate Displacement in Lau Lagoon, Solomon Islands

3 May 2017

From 2016-2020 Displacement Solutions is implementing its Climate Displacement Land Initiative (CDLI) in five frontline countries presently grappling with the very real effects of climate change. Building on our more than a decade of field experience working on climate displacement issues, during the Initiative we are working with groups in Bangladesh, Colombia, Fiji, Panama and the Solomon Islands to identify areas vulnerable to climate displacement and land sites near these threatened areas that could serve as viable relocation sites for communities no longer able to remain in their current homes. Our new report focuses on one of the first places in the Solomon Islands facing climate displacement and the quest to find new land resources for those needing to move from their present homes. In late 2016, DS sent photo-journalist Beni Knight to Lau Lagoon on the island of Malaita to document the challenges facing island dwellers in the area. This report builds on earlier efforts of the Initiative in the country, most notably our groundbreaking work on Ontong Java Atoll, which were also spearheaded by Beni. Our report Climate Displacement in Ontong Java Atoll, Solomon Islands and our film on the same theme were some of the first efforts…...
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Major New DS/NRC Report on Myanmar’s Next Challenge: Making Restitution a Reality and a Part of the Peace Process

30 March 2017

Displacement Solutions and the Norwegian Refugee Council have called for dialogue on the establishment of a new nationwide restitution programme that would return homes, land and properties to their rightful owners and its inclusion in the peace process. The new report Restitution in Myanmar: Building Lasting Peace, National Reconciliation and Economic Prosperity Through a Comprehensive Housing, Land and Property Restitution Programme explores both the progress made towards ending practices of land grabbing and forced displacement, as well as pointing out the still considerable gaps between law and policy in the country and international law and best practices. Based on the extensive global restitution experiences of both organisations, the report takes the view that redressing housing, land and property abuses and creating pathways by which those affected can access legal remedies for these losses. Though some important strides have been made to address some manifestations of land grabbing by the NLD-led government, millions of people throughout the country and overseas, including refugees and IDPs, have not yet been able to formally reclaim their homes. The report argues that restitution must form a central component of the peace process and find a prominent place within any eventual peace agreements. The report continues…...
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