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David Arnott

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Yangon
Myanmar
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Burmese
English

The Online Burma/Myanmar Library (OBL) is a non-profit online research library mainly in English and Burmese serving academics, activists, diplomats, NGOs, CSOs, CBOs and other Burmese and international actors. It is also, of course, open to the general public. Though we provide lists of Burma/Myanmar news sources, the Library’s main content is not news but in-depth articles, reports, laws, videos and links to other websites, We provide a search engine (database and full text) and an alphabetical list of categories and sub-categories, but the Library is best accessed through browsing the 100 or so categories which lead to sub- and sub-sub categories. These tools should be used in combination.

Online Burma/Myanmar Library Resources

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Reports & Research
February 2016
Myanmar

...the customary rights of communities and
Indigenous Peoples to forests, rangelands, and wetlands are often not
written down or shown on government maps, but they are a fundamental
reality. They cover more than 50 percent of the world’s land surface, yet
new research by RRI in 2015 showed that just 10 percent of the world’s

Reports & Research
January 2016
Myanmar

This paper on ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Business in Myanmar’ is part of a Briefing
Paper series from the Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB). Indigenous
peoples are present throughout the country, particularly in conflict‐affected areas. The
briefing sets out the local and international context for indigenous peoples, including a short

Reports & Research
January 2016
Myanmar

Summary: "In 2008, Myanmar’s military rulers ratified a new constitution that ensured their continued monopoly of the country’s natural resources. Section 37 (a) states:
“the Union is the ultimate owner ofall lands and all natural resources above and below the ground, above and beneath the water and in the atmosphere”

Reports & Research
January 2016
Myanmar
South-Eastern Asia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "In recent years, many governments globally
have formally recognized community land and
natural resource tenure, either based on existing
customary practices or more recently established
land governance arrangements.1 These tenure
arrangements have been called by a variety of
names, such as community, customary, communal,

Reports & Research
January 2016
Myanmar

Summary: "In 2008, Myanmar’s military rulers ratified a new constitution that ensured their continued monopoly of the country’s natural resources. Section 37 (a) states:
“the Union is the ultimate owner ofall lands and all natural resources above and below the ground, above and beneath the water and in the atmosphere”

Reports & Research
January 2016
Myanmar

Fish farming (aquaculture) is important to Myanmar’s food security and is developing and
transforming quickly. This study presents findings from a new field survey of the farmed
fish value chain that is more detailed and broader than any previous study conducted in
Myanmar. Many of our findings are at odds with what we perceive as conventional wisdom

Reports & Research
January 2016
Myanmar
South-Eastern Asia

CONCLUSION:
"A developing country like Lao PDR is struggling to gain recognition from other countries
in the world. This requires that the country applies a human rights perspective to
governance of land. In this case the land rights are the rights of the ethnic groups in the
uplands that practice customary communal tenure. These groups would like the

Reports & Research
December 2015
Myanmar

Introduction: "1. Myanmar is a country where the various kinds of ethnic
nationalities are residing collectively and widely in 7 Regions, 7
States and Union Territory. The country is located in Southeast
Asia and is important geographically, economically and politically
in the region.
2. Moreover, Myanmar is a country that has rich natural resources and

Reports & Research
December 2015
Myanmar

၁။ မြန်မာနိုင်ငံသည် တိုင်းရင်းသားလူမျိုးပေါင်းစုံတို့ စုပေါင်းနေထိုင်လျှက်ရှိသော နိုင်ငံတစ်နိုင်ငံဖြစ်ပြီး၊ တိုင်းဒေသကြီး ရ ခု၊ ပြည်နယ် ရ ခုနှင့် ပြည်ထောင်စုနယ်မြေတို့တွင် ပြန့်နှံ့နေထိုင်လျက်ရှိသည်။ နိုင်ငံတော်သည် အရှေ့တောင်အာရှတွင် တည်ရှိပြီး ပထဝီအနေအထားအရသော်လည်းကောင်း၊ စီးပွားရေးအရသော်လည်းကောင်း၊ နိုင်ငံရေးအရသော်လည်းကောင်း အချက်အချာကျသည့်နိုင်ငံဖြစ်ပါသည်။

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