RIGHTS TO LAND, TERRITORIES AND NATURAL RESOURCES

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Under the UNDRIP Indigenous Peoples have the right to enjoy their own means of subsistence and sustainable environmental management. Indigenous peoples also have the right to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) and the right to be compensated when their lands, territories or natural resources have been confiscated, occupied, or damaged. 16.Under current economic reform processes, the lands and natural resources belonging to Indigenous Peoples have become targets for exploitation. FPIC has been not legislated in Burma/Myanmar. As a result, Indigenous Peoples face long-term negative social and environmental impacts due to implementation of small, medium and mega-projects such as extractive industry projects, large scale land- concessions, and government led green grabbing without FPIC.

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