Promoting housing, land and property rights in the Myanmar peace process

Published 15. Mar 2018|Edited 18. Mar 2018
In Myanmar, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) seeks to help include women in the peace process and improve people’s access to ID cards and housing, land and property rights.

Peace processes provide an important opportunity to include protection for displaced people. Peace agreements sometimes include articles mandating that displaced people have the right to return home, recover their possessions and access basic rights.

Together, NRC and Displacement Solutions have produced the publication Housing, Land and Property Rights and Peace Agreements. Guidance for the Myanmar Peace Process. The 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 including and addressing these rights in the peace process will build the groundwork needed for an eventual peace agreement or agreements in the country.