Landmarks of LIOH
The ultimate goal is to ensure the rights to land of small scale farmers/ land users & ethnic communities through Federal Land Governance. LIOH demands for Land, Peace & Democracy and set 6 core principles.
LIOH Founded in 2014 and call to promote, protect, respect & fulfill the land tenure rights of small-scale farmers, fishers, forest dwellers, rural women, rural youth, and nationalities.
Engagement to the NLUP process
Movement on the drafting process of the National Land Use Policy during 2015 (LIOH’s commentary on draft NLUP)
Research on land grabbing
LIOH’s research report on land grabbing (Destroying Peoples’ Lives – The Impact of Land Grabbing on Communities in Myanmar)
The national campaign against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the EU-Myanmar Investor Protection Agreement (IPA), in 2016.
LIOH hosted election for network secretaries for new term, and strategized for land reform movements.
Reflection on Land Laws
LIOH facilitated public consultations & workshops on reviewing land related laws – happened in all states & regions.
The laws included the Farmland Law (2012) & Amendments (2017) (See
LIOH’s analysis & feedback and
the Vacant, Fallow & Virgin Land Management Law (VFVL) (2012) & Amendments (2017); and
the Land Acquisition Bill (LAB) (2017)
Joint analytical report “The Promise Unfulfilled: A Critique on the Land Reinvestigation Committee” (December 2017)
National Summit for Reflection on Land Laws
LIOH’s response on Government’s legal reform effort in land sector (Sub-national & National Workshops on reviewing existing land-related laws – 2018)
Joint Publication “Land Rights and Land Reclaiming Manual” (Burmese) – 2018
People Land Forum
People Land Forum (September 2018)
Anti-VFV campaigns happened througout country in various forms including rallying, posting stickers & posters, sending out letters to Hluttaw & Parliaments.
National Workshop on Consolidating the Movements
National Workshop compiling the various movements against VFV happened in different parts Myanmar. (December 2019)
VFV Campaign Report
“There is no VFV in our area”: Compilation of Different Movements at National Level
March 2020 | Version-2
LIOH’s Position Paper for an Umbrella Land Law and Federal Land Governance (November 2020)
Annual Report 2020
LIOH’s Annual Report 2020 is available for network members and its allies.
Movements & Demands 2021
In addition to the peoples’ rights to land movement & the call for federal land governance, LIOH is currently joining the peoples’ movements until the end of Fascism and nullification of the 2008 Constitution.
1) Condemnation of the Military’s Coup d’état (February 2021);
2) Condemnation of the Myanmar Military (March 2021);
3) GSCN marched in Yangon;