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Posts Tagged ‘Environmental and Economic Justice’ (14 found)

Beneficial Ownership: Tackling Hidden Company Ownership Through Myanmar’s EITI Process

gwMyanmar is one of many countries where the oil, gas and mining industries have long been synonymous with secrecy and dirty dealing. Too often resource riches which could be used to lift populations out of poverty instead fall into the hands of corrupt elites […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Global Witness and Natural Resource Governance Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma

cover-back-Eng-737x1024Over the years, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardship faced by Mon people who have become victims to land confiscation […]

July 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

HURFOM conducts FDI study to halt exploitation and violation in Mon State

Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma’, a report focusing on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming into Mon State, Burma […]

July 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar government announces ground-breaking reforms of toxic jade business

Myanmar’s new government has announced a major shake up to licensing of its multi-billion dollar jade and gems business. This historic move follows work by Global Witness, Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and other Kachin State and Myanmar civil society actors and parliamentarians to expose widespread abuses at the heart of a vast, deeply corrupt trade […]

July 28, 2016  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Land Confiscations and Collective Action in Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone Area: Implications for Rural Democratization

colloquiumcoverThe recent political and economic liberalization in Burma/Myanmar, while indicative of some positive steps toward democratisation, has increased foreign and domestic investments and geared the economy toward industrialisation and large-scale agriculture. Land governance procedures and implementation tend to favour the more powerful and well-connected, with little protection mechanism for the majority smallholding farmers in the country.

February 4, 2016  •  By International Institute of Social Studies  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာ-ဥေရာပသမဂၢ (အီးယူ) ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ေပးေရး သေဘာတူညီခ်က္ (IPA)ႏွင့္ သက္ေရာက္မႈ ေမးခြန္းလႊာအေပၚ ျမန္မာ အရပ္ဘက္ လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ ထုုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

ျမန္မာအရပ္ဖက္လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ားသည္ ျမန္မာ-ဥေရာပသမဂၢ (အီးယူ) ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမႈ အကာအကြယ္ ေပးေရး သေဘာတူညီခ်က္ (IPAကိုု ၂၀၁၄ခုုႏွစ္မွစ၍ အထူးဂရုျပဳ ေလ့လာေနခဲ့ပါသည္။ ျမန္မာ-ဥေရာပသမဂၢ ရင္းႏွီးျမွပ္ႏွံမႈအကာအကြယ္ေပးေရး သေဘာတူညီခ်က္ (IPA) ၏သက္ေရာက္မႈ ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ေသာ ေမးခြန္းလႊာကိုု Development Solutions ဟုုေခၚေသာ ေအဂ်င္စီတစ္ခုုမွ ေပးပိုု႔ခဲ့ ပါသည္။ ထုုိေအဂ်င္စီကိုု ဥေရာပသမဂၢမွ ငွားရမ္းထားေသာ္လည္း ”ဥေရာပေကာ္မရွင္၏ တရားဝင္ ရပ္တည္ခ်က္ကို ကိုယ္စားမျပဳ” ဟုဆိုသျဖင့္ ဥေရာပ သမဂၢ ကုုန္သြယ္ေရး ေကာ္မရွင္နာ ထံသုုိ႔ စာေရးသားေပးပိုု႔ခဲ့ပါသည္ […]

January 14, 2016  •  By Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability and Land In Our Hand  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter of Concern from Civil Society Organizations in in Myanmar Affected by Department for International Development (DFID) Support that has led to Closed door Bilateral Dialogue between Union of Myanmar and the China for an MOU to Legalise the Illicit cross­-border Timber Trade between China and Myanmar

This letter is to complain about the support that DFID is providing to a bilateral dialogue on timber trade and industrial investment between the governments of China and Myanmar, which has not included the voices of those who would be most affected, contributing to conflict in these unstable border areas, and further instability […]

January 11, 2016  •  By 141 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter of Concern from Civil Society Organizations in in Myanmar Affected by Blue Moon Support

This letter is to complain about the support that the Blue Moon Fund is providing to a bilateral dialogue on timber trade and industry investment between the governments of China and Myanmar, which has not included the voices of those who would be most affected, contributing to conflict in these areas, and would ultimately benefit the Myanmar Timber Enterprise (MTE), an organization on the US US’s Specially Designated Nationals List (SDL) […]

January 11, 2016  •  By 141 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Used to Fear Bullets Now We Fear Bulldozers

In Yangon today, three Dawei-based civil society organizations launched a new report, based on more than two years of research and community-engagement, condemning the destructive coal mine at Ban Chaung […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Dawei Development Association, Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks and Tarkapaw Youth Group  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

JADE: Myanmar’s “Big State Secret”

JadeSince 2011, Myanmar’s rebranded government has told the world it is transitioning from a pariah state run by a ruthless military dictatorship to a civilian regime committed to wholesale political and economic reforms […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤