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Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Promoting Housing, Land, & Property (HLP) rights protection, including Collaborative Dispute Resolution (CDR), & access to civil documentation in Mon State

Partners:

  • Karen Development Network (KDN)
  • Displacement Solutions

The NRC and Karen Development Network are collaborating on this project to enhance avenues for particularly vulnerable communities to pursue their housing, land, and property (HLP) rights. By introducing and supporting the rollout of collaborative dispute resolution processes, local capacities for property dispute resolution outside of formal legal systems will be strengthened. In addition, rights holders will be empowered to demand of duty bearers that policies and procedures related to HLP rights as well as access to civil documents are developed, implemented, and streamlined where possible, especially for communities where both the Government of Myanmar and the legal systems of ethnic armed groups (EAGs) are present.

Project Locations:

Mon State

  • Bilin
  • Thaton
  • ThanPhyu Zayat
  • Kyaik Htho
  • Ye
  • Mawlamyaing
  • Kyaikmayaw

 

Improving Access to Justice through Community Based Dispute Resolution (CBDR) for Housing, Land and Property (HLP) disputes in Myanmar

Partners:

  • Karen Development Network (KDN)
  • CDR Associates (CDR)
  • Displacement Solutions (DS)

NRC and its partners aim to improve access to justice for vulnerable communities in selected areas of Myanmar through strengthening the existing knowledge and skills of the community leaders on community based dispute resolution, focusing on housing, land and property rights issues. This will include research on existing dispute resolution practices, capacity development of CSOs, village authorities and selected rule of law actors on a rights-based approach to dispute resolution as well as awareness raising on housing, land and property rights and available remedies. The lessons from field level pilots and research will be captured to promote learning and inform policy and programming on community based dispute resolution. 

Project Locations:

Kayin State

  • Hpa-An Township
  • Kaw Ka Reik Township

Shan State

  • Ywangan Township
  • Hsi Sen Township
  • Kyauk Ta Lone Gyi 
  • Township
  • Hopong Township

Mandalay

  • Sintgu Township
  • Matyar Township