Australia’s Torres Strait Islands and Climate Displacement

13 June 2018

A new DS report released today explores the effects of climate change and rising sea levels on one of Australia most vulnerable communities. The 47-page report - An Analysis and Recommendations on Applying the Peninsula Principles on Climate Displacement Within States to Current and Future Climate Displacement in Australia's Torres Strait Islands - examines how the Peninsula Principles could be used to guide local and national law and policy to ensure that the rights of Torres Strait Islanders are fully ensured in the context of ever worsening climate change effects there. The report offers a series of specific conclusions and recommendations on how to improve the prospects of one of Australia's most vulnerable coastal communities. The full report is available here: Torres Strait Islands and Climate Displacement...
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Ten Years of DS Efforts on Housing, Land and Property Rights in Myanmar – An Overview

4 June 2018

Over the past decade, Displacement Solutions has undertaken extensive research aimed at shedding light on the numerous housing, land and property (HLP) rights issues facing the people of Myanmar. Through these efforts DS aims to build the capacity of the people of Myanmar to exercise and enforce their HLP rights. To this end, DS provides practical guidance to citizens and their governments through the development of institutional and policy frameworks, guiding principles and practical steps which seek to reduce, eliminate and redress HLP rights abuses. A new report documents eleven books and reports published by DS on these themes with the intent of informing and aiding the Myanmar government, key ethnic actors, humanitarian organisations and citizens on the importance of HLP rights within Myanmar. The documents outlined here are just a portion of DS' research efforts concerning the country. Many of our other papers and reports on more sensitive themes have intentionally been kept internal by the organisations and institutions for whom they were prepared.  These publications cover topics spanning national policy development on land grabbing and speculation, recommendations for the development of a comprehensive HLP rights framework within Myanmar, the manner in which HLP rights can be addressed during…...
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NEW! – HLP Rights in Peace Agreements – Guidance for Peace Negotiators in Myanmar

7 February 2018

This publication explores how housing, land and property rights issues have been addressed in peace agreements concluded over the past three decades. It provides practical guidance for peace negotiators on all sides in Myanmar and outlines how addressing these rights in the peace process will build the groundwork needed for an eventual peace agreement or agreements in the country. The report is available here: HLP Rights and Peace Agreements - Guidance for Peace Negotiators in Myanmar...
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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

  http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/dis5244_ds-nrc_restitution_in_engli?e=31296948/54230902 http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/dis5244_ds-nrc_restitution_in_engli?e=31296948/54230902...
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Introductory Guide to Restitution in Myanmar – English version

13 October 2017

  http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/ds-nrc_pinheiro_principles_in_engli?e=31296948/53928323...
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DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar – English version

13 October 2017

  http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/ds-nrc_pinheiro_principles_in_engli?e=31296948/53928323...
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DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar – Karen version

13 October 2017

  http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/ds-nrc_pinheiro_principles_in_karen?e=31296948/53928269...
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DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar – Burmese/Myanmar version

13 October 2017

  http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/ds-nrc_pinheiro_principles_in_burme?e=31296948/53928232...
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Introductory Guide to Restitution in Myanmar – Karen version

13 October 2017

http://issuu.com/displacementsolutions/docs/ds-nrc_introductory_guide_in_karen?e=31296948/53928309...
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