Have a look at Libby Hogan’s article ‘We feel like hermit crabs’: Myanmar’s climate dispossessed, published on 1 November 2018 in The Guardian. The article is one of the first published by international media sources focusing on Myanmar’s latest displacement crisis, that of looming and massive climate displacement. DS Director Scott Leckie was interviewed for the article which also explores the need for the government of Myanmar to establish a national climate land back to deal effectively with climate displacement. You can access the article here: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/nov/01/we-feel-like-hermit-crabs-myanmar-climate-dispossessed.
DS Designs World's First HLP Restitution SmartPhone App
DS & NRC publication on the Pinheiro Principles in Myanmar - Burmese/Myanmar version
Commemorating 10 Years of Action - the 2016 DS Annual Report
Scott Leckie: ‘Burma could very easily become the displacement capital of Asia’
DS and our partners Tech Solutions Human Rights (www.tshr.io) continue our collaborative work on developing a Mobile phone App which will, for the first time, enable any refugee or IDP with outstanding or unresolved housing, land or property restitution issues to formulate a claim through use of the My Home App ©. The My Home App © will link to a secure database which will enable your organisation to run custom data analytics that could be used for both qualitative and quantitative advocacy. The design of the data system enables users to gain meaningful insight without having to have a background in IT. We are continuing this work that has been underway since 2018 and we are currently seeking partners to work with us to bring the My Home App © into use. If your UN agency, government or other organisation would be interested in working with us to make the My Home App © functional, please be in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org. ...
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…...
Interview with David Stout after the release of Myanmar at the HLP Crossroads report was released.