“I live in fear that the Tatmadaw will permanently confiscate my land. All of our work will be in vain. Our lives will be shattered because we depend on our plantation for our livelihood.”
In Southeast Myanmar, land confiscations by armed actors have devastating consequences for rural communities. The Karen Human Rights Group’s new report analyses the legal framework around land rights, documents cases of human rights violations and negative impacts, and highlights the voices of victims and the multiple effects of land confiscation on ethnic communities.