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The most prosperous country in the Mekong region, Thailand also has the longest-standing land policy and practices, including an uninterrupted tradition of private land ownership.

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Thailand: Land Rights Activist Gunned Down

10 May 2021

(New York) – Thai authorities should immediately investigate the killing of Somsak Onchuenjit, a lawyer and land rights activist, in Trang province in southern Thailand, Human Rights Watch said today. Successive Thai governments have failed to prevent or adequately respond to attacks against human…

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Job Opportunity: Communications and Event Management Specialist

17 February 2021

MRLG is hiring a Communications and Event Management for Specialist for the Mekong Region Land Forum 2021. MRLG and its partners successfully organized two Regional Land Forums, first in Hanoi in 2016 and then Bangkok in 2018. The second Regional Land Forum, co-organized with the Food and…

Thailand's green goals threaten indigenous forest dwellers

Thailand's green goals threaten indigenous forest dwellers

21 January 2021

BAN SABWAI, Thailand (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For three generations, the family of Suwit Rattanachaisi has farmed a plot of land in a forest in northeastern Thailand’s Chaiyaphum province, growing cassava and maize while living in a modest home a few miles away. The forest was declared a…

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#MRLF2021: Working toward a more equitable and inclusive future for smallholders in the Mekong Region

7 May 2021

Around five hundred people from civil society, academia, government, private industry, and development agencies will be gathering in a few weeks for the 2021 Mekong Regional Land Forum (#MRLF2021). We're coming together as reform-minded actors within and beyond the region to engage in debate on…

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3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum 2021

3rd Mekong Regional Land Forum

   Agenda       Speakers       REGISTER!      Land tenure in Mekong forest landscapes: advancing the recognition of customary rights and responsible investment practices Online and in Chiang Mai (Thailand), Hanoi (Viet Nam), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Lao People's Democratic Republic) and…