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Laws, decrees, bills and regulations relating to land, property and planning (texts)
Many of these texts were taken (with permission) from the Displacement Solutions Book: "HOUSING, LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS IN BURMA: THE CURRENT LEGAL FRAMEWORK" http://www.displacementsolutions.org/files/documents/Burma_HLP_book.pdf

Websites/Multiple Documents

Title: Burma HLP Initiative
Date of publication: November 2009
Description/subject: "Since its establishment in 2006, Displacement Solutions has been active in exploring the housing, land and property rights situation in Burma. The Burma HLP Initiative aims to shed new light on the numerous HLP rights issues in Burma today by building capacity for enforcing these rights by citizens of the country. The Initiative works together with various groups within and outside Burma towards these ends. The Initiative explores key questions such as: * What are the characteristics and status of the legal regime in Burma as it relates to HLP rights issues? * How effective is the current legal regime in promoting human rights standards relevant to HLP rights? What are the key issues facing the HLP rights regime in Burma? * In what ways can the legal code more effectively address HLP rights in Burma, and how might it be reformed to avoid problems in the future transition process? This will draw on the many experiences of political transition since the end of the Cold War. * How can the capacity of the Burmese democratic opposition be enhanced to structurally address the HLP legal environment in Burma today? How can expert capacity be strengthened to better prepare the broader democratic opposition to address the HLP challenges that will arise during and after political transition?..." THIS LINK CONTAINS A HYPERLINKED SET OF BURMESE HLP-RELATED LAWS
Language: English
Source/publisher: Displacement Solutions
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 October 2010


Title: HOUSING, LAND AND PROPERTY RIGHTS IN BURMA: THE CURRENT LEGAL FRAMEWORK
Date of publication: November 2009
Description/subject: A compilation of all of the existing housing, land and property laws in Burma, plus commentary... "The deplorable human rights record of Burma’s military junta has been a key focus of international attention for many years. The military has ruled the country for half a century, and has presided over a collapse of the economy and of social services. At the same time, successive military regimes have perpetuated an almost feudal governance system – where the population is seen as a resource at the disposal of the rulers – that is in many respects unchanged since pre-colonial times. A combination of deliberate abuse, a general climate of impunity, and out-dated and ineffective social policies all contribute to a fundamental absence of basic human rights in this country of 55 million people. To date, the bulk of attention has focused on important questions of political prisoners, denial of basic freedoms, forced labour, forced displacement, as well as the other abuses related to the army’s brutal counter-insurgency policies. However, there are additional types of rights abuses that are not as frequently mentioned, but that have a critical impact on the daily lives of millions of people across Burma. And it is these – housing, land and property (HLP) rights – that form the contents of this important new book. This volume contains all of the existing housing, land and property laws in Burma, and makes a vital contribution to understanding the impact that these legal structures have on communities across the country. Being able to view the HLP legal code in its entirety for the first time reveals more clearly than ever before that supporters of democratic and governance reform within Burma need to better understand – and place greater emphasis on – HLP issues than they have to date. Understanding how these issues are dealt with in both law and practice will enable more creative thinking about Burma’s HLP future, in order that the peoples of the country can most fully enjoy their legitimate housing, land and property rights."
Author/creator: Scott Leckie and Ezekiel Simperingham (eds)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Displacement Solutions & The HLP Institute
Format/size: pdf (3.42MB) - 1255 pages
Date of entry/update: 30 December 2009


Individual Documents

Title: Farmland Rules - Notification No 62/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: Notification No 62/2012 - 14 Waxing Wagaung 1374 ME (31, August, 2012) - Designating the Date of Coming into Force of Farm Land Law...The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation promulgated the following rules by using the power vested by the section-42, sub-section (a) of farm land law with the approval of Pyidaungsu Government.... 1. These rules shall be called farm land rules. 2. The words and expressions contained in these rules shall mean as contained in Farm Land Law. And the following words shall mean as described..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar President Office
Format/size: pdf (159K)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2013


Title: Farmland Rules - Notification No. 62/2012 ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ျပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒအမွတ္ ၆၂) ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ လယ္ယာစိုက္ပ်ိဳ
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
Format/size: pdf (189K-OBL version; 213K-original)
Alternate URLs: http://myanmarpoliceforce.org/images/pdf/35.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 June 2013


Title: Law Amending 1955 Government Housing (Expelling) Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 16/2012 (၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ ျပည္ေထာင္စု လႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒ အမွတ္ ၁၆။)၁၉၅၅ ခုႏွစ္၊
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: 1955 Government Housing
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") ေၾကးမံု 2 September 2012
Format/size: pdf (63K,"Kyemon"; 114K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs16/2012-08-31-Pyidaungsu_Hluttaw_Law16-bu.pdf
Date of entry/update: 08 September 2012


Title: Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Rules - Notification No. 1/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 31 August 2012
Description/subject: The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, exercising its given rights, and with the approval of the Union Government, has issued the following rules in accordance with Section 34, Subsection (a) of the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law - 1. These rules shall be called the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Rules. 2. The terms and expressions used in these rules shall have the same meaning as used in the Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Lands Management Law. In addition, the following expressions shall have the meanings as stated below:
Language: English
Source/publisher: The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (Unofficial Translation by UN-Habitat)
Format/size: pdf (295K)
Date of entry/update: 14 January 2013


Title: Bill Amending the Transfer of Immoveable Property Act / ပစၥည္း လႊဲေျပာင္းျခင္း အက္ဥပေဒကို ျပင္ဆင္သည့္ ဥပေဒၾကမ္း (Burmese)
Date of publication: 09 July 2012
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin"
Format/size: pdf (91K)
Date of entry/update: 22 September 2012


Title: Environment Conservation Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 9/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (58K)
Date of entry/update: 22 June 2013


Title: Environment Conservation Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 9/2012 /ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းေရးဥပေဒ (၂ဝ၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ျပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ဥပေ
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law, "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") ေၾကးမံု 1 April 2012
Format/size: pdf (56K, 205K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/KN/9_2012_Enveronment_Conservation_Law_Mirror2012-04-01.pdf
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2012


Title: Farmland Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 11/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: Farmland Act (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No.ll of 2012) Day of 8th Waxing of Tagu 1373 ME (30th March, 2012).....The translation has some notable shortcomings...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar (GRUM) via UN Habitat
Format/size: pdf (62K)
Date of entry/update: 14 May 2013


Title: Farmland Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 11/2012 / ၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္၊ ျပည္ေထာင္စု လႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒ အမွတ္ ၁၁လယ္ယာေျမ ဥပေဒ (၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ မ
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: agrarian
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") ေၾကးမံု 3 April 2012
Format/size: pdf (44K, 143K-"Mirror" version; 125K, Alternate URL))
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/Farmland_Act%28bu%29.pdf
http://www.burmalibrary.org/KN/30.3.12_Farmland_law-red.pdf
Date of entry/update: 05 April 2012


Title: Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 10/2012 (၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒအမွတ္ (၁၀) မလြတ္၊ ေျမလပ္ႏွ
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: "The Mirror" ("Kyemon") ေၾကးမံု 2 April 2012
Format/size: pdf (86K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/Vacant_Fallow_and_Virgin_Land_Management_Act%28bu%29.pdf
Date of entry/update: 02 April 2012


Title: Vacant, Fallow and Virgin Land Management Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 10/2012 (English)
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: Unofficial translation by UN-Habitat
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (292K)
Date of entry/update: 17 June 2012


Title: Ward and Village Administration Amending Act -Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 7/2012 (၂၀၁၂ ခုႏွစ္ျပည္ေထာင္စုလႊတ္ေတာ္ ဥပေဒအမွတ္ (၇) ရပ္ကြက္ သို့မဟုတ္
Date of publication: 30 March 2012
Description/subject: Ward and Village Administration Amending
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: "Myanmar Alin" 30. 3. 2012 ျမန္မာ့အလင္းသတင္းစာ
Format/size: pdf (191K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/KN/7_2012_Ward_and_Village_Administration_Amending_Act_Mirror2012-03-30...
Date of entry/update: 29 April 2012


Title: Environment Conservation Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 9/2012 (English and Burmese)
Date of publication: 20 March 2012
Description/subject: Adopted 20 March 2012, published 1 April 2012....."The objectives of this Law are as follows: (a) to enable to implement the Myanmar National Environmental Policy; (b) to enable to lay down the basic principles and give guidance for systematic integration of the matters of environmental conservation in the sustainable development process; (c) to enable to emerge a healthy and clean environment and to enable to conserve natural and cultural heritage for the benefit of present and future generations; (d) to reclaim ecosystems as may be possible which are starting to degenerate and disappear; (e) to enable to manage and implement for decrease and loss of natural resources and for enabling the sustainable use beneficially; (f) to enable to implement for promoting public awareness and cooperation in educational programmes for dissemination of environmental perception; (g) to enable to promote international, regional and bilateral cooperation in the matters of environmental conservation; (h) to enable to cooperate with Government departments, Government organizations, international organizations, non-government organizations and individuals in matters of environmental conservation..."
Language: English, Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (58K-English; 215K-Burmese)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs13/Environment_Conservation_Act-bu.pdf
Date of entry/update: 17 May 2013


Title: Ward or Village Administration Law - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 1/2012 (English
Date of publication: 24 February 2012
Description/subject: Date of adoption, 24 February 2012. Date of publication 25 February...We are not 100% sure if this English version is of the adopted law or if there were amendments...this version is a bit blurry with Firefox. Try Chrome or IE.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
Format/size: pdf (602K)
Date of entry/update: 16 May 2013


Title: 2011 Farmland Bill
Date of publication: 20 September 2011
Description/subject: The Draft land law
Language: English
Source/publisher: Hluttaws
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Date of entry/update: 10 January 2012


Title: THE LAW AMENDING THE TRANSFER OF IMMOVEABLE PROPERTY RESTRICTION LAW (2005)
Date of publication: 13 January 2005
Description/subject: (State Peace and Development Council Law No. 1/2005) The 4th Waxing Day of Pyatho, 1366 M.E (13th January, 2005)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council
Format/size: pdf (61K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The City of Mandalay Development Law - SPDC Law No. 8/2002 (English)
Date of publication: 14 November 2002
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (72K)
Alternate URLs: http://web.archive.org/web/20110902222803/http://www.blc-burma.org/html/Myanmar%20Law/lr_e_ml02_08....
Date of entry/update: 11 June 2013


Title: PROCEDURES CONFERRING THE RIGHT TO CULTIVATE LAND/RIGHT TO UTILIZE LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL AND LIVESTOCK BREEDING PURPOSES (AMENDMENT) (1998)
Date of publication: 28 September 1998
Description/subject: THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR - THE CENTRAL COMMITTEEE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURABLE LAND, FALLOW LAND AND WASTE LAND - NOTIFICATION NO 1/98 - Yangon, Thw Waxing Day of Thadingyut, 1360 ME - (28th September 1998)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)
Format/size: pdf (57K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: CITY OF YANGON DEVELOPMENT (AMENDMENT) LAW (1996)
Date of publication: 25 January 1996
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 1/96 - The 6th Waxing Day of Tabodwe, 1357 M.E.- 25 January 1996
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (62K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CITY OF YANGON DEVELOPMENT (AMENDMENT) LAW (1995)
Date of publication: 04 May 1995
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 5/95 - The 6th Waxing of Kason, 1357 ME. - 4 May 1995
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (64K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law - SLORC Law No.1/93 (English)
Date of publication: 27 January 1993
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No.1/93) - The 5th Waxing Day of Tabodwe, 1354 ME. - 27th January, 1993
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (96K); html
Alternate URLs: http://www.ibiblio.org/obl/docs/Narcotic_Drugs_Act.htm
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE FOREST LAW (1992)
Date of publication: 03 November 1992
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 8/92 - The 9th Waning Day of Tazaungmon, 1354 M.E. - 3 November 1992
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (102K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE LAW FOR THE REPEAL OF LAWS (1992)
Date of publication: 19 February 1992
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 1/92 - The 1st Waning Day of Tabodwe, 1353 ME - 19 February 1992 - "Whereas it is expedient to provide for the repeal of certain laws from among existing laws, which on scrutiny have been found to be no longer in conformity with the changing circumstances, laws which have not been in use for a very long time and laws for which there are no reasons for use in future, the State Law and Order Restoration Council hereby enacts this Law..." [137 laws repealed]
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (74K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: PROCEDURES CONFERRING THE RIGHT TO CULTIVATE LAND/ RIGHT TO UTILIZE LAND (1991) - Central Committee for the Management of Culturable Land, Fallow Land and Waste Land Notification No.1/91 (English)
Date of publication: 12 December 1991
Description/subject: The Government of the Union of Myanmar - The Central Committee for the Management of Culturable Land, Fallow Land and waste Land - Notification No. 1/91 - 6th waxing Day of Nadaw, 1353 M.E - (12th December, 1991)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (62K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: DUTIES AND RIGHTS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CULTURABLE LAND, FALLOW LAND AND WASTE LAND (1991)
Date of publication: 13 November 1991
Description/subject: The Union of Myanmar - The State Law and Order Restoration Council - Notification No. 44/91 - 7th Waxing Day of Tazaungmon, 1353 M.E. - (13th November, 1991)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (56K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE LAW AMENDING THE CITY OF YANGON MUNICIPAL ACT (1991)
Date of publication: 22 April 1991
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No.8/91 The 10th Waxing Day of Kason, 1353 M.E. 22 April 1991
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (70K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The City of Yangon Development Law - SLORC Law No. 11/90 (English)
Date of publication: 14 May 1990
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The City of Yangon Development Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration Council Law No. 11/90) - The 6th Waning Day of Kason, 1352 M.E. (14th May, 1990)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (69K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The Law Amending the Electricity Law - SLORC Law No. 3/90 (English)
Date of publication: 07 March 1990
Description/subject: The State Law and Order Restoration Council - The Law Amending the Electricity Law - (The State Law and Order Restoration council Law No. 3/90) - The 12th Waxing Day of Tabaung, 1351 M.E. (7th March, 1990)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) via The Burma Lawyers' Council
Format/size: pdf (54K, 63K)
Alternate URLs: http://www.burmalibrary.org/docs11/Electricity-Amendment-Law-1990.pdf
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: Procedures relating to the Union of Myanmar Foreign Investment Law - SLORC Notification No. 11/88 (English)
Date of publication: 07 December 1988
Description/subject: This document includes the forms used in the procedure...Procedures relating to the Union of Myanmar Foreign Investment Law - The Government of the Union of Myanmar Notification No. 11/88 - The 14th waning day of Tazaungmon, I350 B.E (7 December 1988)
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
Format/size: pdf (421K)
Date of entry/update: 16 June 2013


Title: THE UNION OF MYANMAR FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW (1988)
Date of publication: 30 November 1988
Description/subject: The 7th waning day of Tazaungmon, 1350 B.E. (30th November, 1988).....Repealed by the Foreign Investment Law of 2 November 2012, The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 21/2012.
Language: English
Source/publisher: State Law and Order Restoration Council
Format/size: pdf (90K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: TRANSFER OF IMMOVEABLE PROPERTY RESTRICTION ACT (1987)
Date of publication: 1987
Description/subject: Pyithu Hluttaw Act 1, 1987
Language: English
Source/publisher: Union of the Socialist Republic of Burma
Format/size: pdf (63K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The 1963 Tenancy Law & the 1965 Amendment (English and Burmese)
Date of publication: 1965
Description/subject: Renting Land for Cultivation Law The Union of Burma Revolutionary Council Law 8, 1963 [Reprint 1963]....THE TENANCY LAW AMENDING LAW, 1965. (THE UNION OF BURMA REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL LAW NO. 2 OF 1965)
Language: English, Burmese
Source/publisher: Union of Burma Revolutionary Council
Format/size: pdf (1MB)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE TENANCY LAW AMENDING LAW, 1965.
Date of publication: 1965
Description/subject: (THE UNION OF BURMA REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL LAW NO. 2 OF 1965)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Union of Burma Revolutionary Council
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE LAW SAFEGUARDING PEASANT RIGHTS, 1963.
Date of publication: 1963
Description/subject: (THE UNION OF BURMA REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL LAW NO. 9 OF 1963).....Repealed by the Farmland Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 11/2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Union of Burma Revolutionary Council
Format/size: pdf (50K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE TENANCY LAW (1963)
Date of publication: 1963
Description/subject: Renting Land for Cultivation Law... The Union of Burma Revolutionary Council Law 8, 1963
Language: English
Source/publisher: Union of Burma Revolutionary Council
Format/size: pdf (56K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE VILLAGE (AMENDMENT) ACT (1961)
Date of publication: 02 October 1961
Description/subject: ACT No. XXXIV OF 1961 The 2nd October 1961
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (42K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CITY OF YANGON MUNICIPAL (AMENDMENT) ACT (1961)
Date of publication: 17 March 1961
Description/subject: ACT NO. 1 OF 1961 THE 17th MARCH 1961
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (49K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: 1960 Urban Rent Control Act (1960, Act No.8)
Date of publication: 1960
Description/subject: This text also includes the 1960 Urban Rent Control (Amendment) Act (1960 Act Number 20)and the 1961 Urban Rent Control (Amendment) Act (1961 Act number 31)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (98K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CITY OF RANGOON MUNICIPAL (AMENDMENT) ACT (1960)
Date of publication: 1960
Description/subject: ACT No. XXXI OF I960
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (73K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: URBAN RENT CONTROL (AMENDMENT) ACT (1960)
Date of publication: 1960
Description/subject: Act No. 20, 1960
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (101K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CITY OF YANGON MUNICIPAL (AMENDMENT) ACT (1958)
Date of publication: 24 March 1958
Description/subject: Act No. XVII OF 1958 The 24th March 1958
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (66K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CITY OF RANGOON MUNICIPAL (AMENDMENT) ACT (1955)
Date of publication: 1955
Description/subject: Act No XLI 1955
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (31K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE VILLAGE (AMENDMENT) ACT (1955)
Date of publication: 1955
Description/subject: Act No XXV 1955
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (29K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: Land Nationalization Act of 1953 (Burmese)
Date of publication: 26 October 1953
Description/subject: Repealed by the Farmland Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 11/2012.....Replaced the Land Nationalization Act of 1948
Language: Burmese/ ျမန္မာဘာသာ
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (873K)
Date of entry/update: 26 March 2011


Title: The Land Nationalization Act of 1953 (English)
Date of publication: 26 October 1953
Description/subject: Repealed by the Farmland Act - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 11/2012..... Appended with ACT NO. 75 of 1953 (October 26, 1953), Amendment ACT NO. 22 of 1954 (March 30, 1954), Amendment ACT NO. 54 of 1955 (October 19, 1955), Amendment ACT NO. 49 of 1957 (October 16, 1957)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (188K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: Land Nationalization Act of 1948
Date of publication: 1948
Description/subject: No longer in force -- Replaced by the Land Nationalization Act of 1953 which in turn was replaced by the Farmland Law of 2012 - Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law No. 11/2012
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (94K)
Date of entry/update: 14 August 2009


Title: THE PUBLIC PROPERTY PROTECTION ACT (1947)
Date of publication: 24 December 1947
Description/subject: BURMA ACT LXXXIII, 1947] (24th December 1947)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (91K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE TOWNS (AMENDMENT) ACT (1947)
Date of publication: 08 November 1947
Description/subject: Burma Act No LXVI 8 November 1947
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (33K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE REQUISITIONING (EMERGENCY PROVISIONS) ACT (1947)
Date of publication: 28 July 1947
Description/subject: [BURMA ACT XXXVIII, 1947] (28th July, 1947)..... "WHEREAS it is expedient to make provisions for requisitioning lands and premises in certain respects; * * * * It is hereby enacted as follows : — ..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (85K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CUSTODIAN OF MOVABLE PROPERTY ACT (1945)
Date of publication: 01 November 1945
Description/subject: BURMA Act X, 1945 1st November, 1945..... "WHEREAS it is expedient to make legislative provision for the recovery and return to the owners of movable property of which the owners have been deprived of possession by circumstances arising out of the war and for the appointment of Custodians of such property ; * * * * It is hereby enacted as follows: -..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (64K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The Hindu Gains of Learning Act (1930)
Date of publication: 25 July 1930
Description/subject: India Act XXX, 1930 25th July, 1930..... "Whereas it is expedient to remove doubt, and to provide an uniform rule, as to the rights of a member of a Hindu undivided family in property acquiredby him by means of his learning ; It is hereby enacted as follow:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (51K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: The Hindu Law of Inheritance Amendment Act (1929)
Date of publication: 21 February 1929
Description/subject: INDIA Act II, 1929 21st February, 1929... "Whereas it is expedient to alter the order in which certain heirs of a Hindu male dying intestate are entitled to succeed to his estate ; It is hereby enacted as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (47K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE HINDU INHERITANCE (REMOVAL OF DISABILITIES) ACT (1928)
Date of publication: 20 September 1928
Description/subject: India Act XII 1928 20th September, 1928... "Whereas it is expedient to amend the Hindu Law relating to exclusion from inheritance of certain classes of heirs, and to remove certain doubts; It is hereby enacted as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (45K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE WATER POWER ACT (1927)
Date of publication: 29 October 1927
Description/subject: BURMA ACT XI, 1927 29th October, 1927
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (58K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CANTONMENTS (HOUSE ACCOMMODATION) ACT (1923)
Date of publication: 01 April 1923
Description/subject: INDIA ACT VI 1923 1st April 1923
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (77K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CITY OF RANGOON MUNICIPAL ACT (1922)
Date of publication: 22 August 1922
Description/subject: [Burma Act VI, 1922] [1 August, 1922]....."...1. This Act extends to the City of Rangoon [See clause (vii) of section 3 and Schedule VI] only: Provided that the President of the Union may, by notification, extend this Act or any part to any other local area in the Union of Burma...."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (315K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE RANGOON DEVELOPMENT TRUST ACT (1921)
Date of publication: 01 February 1921
Description/subject: Burma Act V, 1920 1st February, 1921.....1. "...This Act shall extend to the City of Rangoon and to such areas in the neighbourhood thereof as the President of the Union may, by notification, specify in this behalf:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (161K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE HINDU DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY ACT (1916)
Date of publication: 28 September 1916
Description/subject: India Act XV 1916 28th September 1916....Whereas it is expedient to remove certain existing disabilities in respect of the power of disposition of property by Hindus for the benefit of persons not in existence at the date of such disposition ; It is hereby enacted as follows:
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (49K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE EMBANKMENT ACT (1909)
Date of publication: 15 October 1910
Description/subject: BURMA ACT IV, 1909 15th October, 1910
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (59K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CODE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE (1909) (selections related to land))
Date of publication: 01 January 1909
Description/subject: [India Act, 1908] (1st January, 1909)-- selected articles
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (81K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE REGISTRATION ACT (1909)
Date of publication: 01 January 1909
Description/subject: INDIA ACT XVI 1st JANUARY 1909
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (132K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE VILLAGE ACT (1907)
Date of publication: 01 January 1908
Description/subject: BURMA ACT VI 1907 1st JANUARY 1908.....PRELIMINARY...DUTIES AND POWERS OF VILLAGE COMMITTEES, HEADMEN AND RURAL POLICEMAN...GENERAL DUTIES OF VILLAGERS...PROVISIONS RESPECTING RESIDENCE IN VILLAGE=TRACTS AND ERECTION OF HOUSES...PAWN SHOPS...PWES...SUPPLEMENTAL PROVISIONS
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (90K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE TOWNS ACT (1907)
Date of publication: 25 May 1907
Description/subject: BURMA ACT III, 1907 25th May. 1907.....GENERAL DUTIES OF HEADMEN AND ELDERS...GENERAL DUTIES OF RESIDENTS...PWES, BILLIARDS SALOONS, PAWN-SHOPS, ETC.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of the Union of Burma
Format/size: pdf (68K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE BURMA LAWS ACT (1898)
Date of publication: 04 November 1898
Description/subject: India Act XIII, 1898 4th November, 1898...."...5. The President of the Union may, for administrative including revenue purposes,- (q) divide Upper Burma into divisions and each of these divisions into districts, and vary the limits of those divisions and districts, and (b) divide each of those districts into sub-divisions, each of those sub-divisions into townships and each of those townships into circles, and vary the limits of these sub-divisions, townships and circles. 6. For the purpose of facilitating the application of any enactment for the time being in force in any part of Upper Burma, any Court may construe the enactment with such alterations, not affecting the substance, as may be necessary or proper to adapt it to the matter before the Court..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (49K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE LOWER BURMA TOWN AND VILLAGE LANDS ACT (1899)
Date of publication: 09 September 1898
Description/subject: BURMA ACT IV 1898 9th SEPTEMBER 1899....."...1. This Act extends to Lower Burma and the Thayetmyo District of Upper Burma. 2. The provisions of this Act shall apply only to land in towns and villages..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of Burma
Format/size: pdf (90K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE LAND ACQUISITION ACT (1894)
Date of publication: 01 March 1894
Description/subject: INDIA ACT I, 1894 1st March 1894
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (105K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE PARTITION ACT (1893)
Date of publication: 09 March 1893
Description/subject: INDIA Act IV, 1893 9th March, 1893....."...Whenever in any suit for partition in which, if instituted prior to the commencement of this Act, a decree for partition might have been made, it appears to the Court that, by reason of the nature of the property to which the suit relates, or of the number of the shareholders therein or of any other special circumstance, a division of the property cannot reasonably or conveniently be made, and that a sale of the property and distribution of the proceeds would be more beneficial for all the shareholders, the Court may, if it thinks tit, on the request of any of such shareholders interested individually or collectively to the extent of one moiety or upwards, direct a sale of the property and a distribution of the proceeds..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (51K)
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE UPPER BURMA LAND AND REVENUE REGULATION (1889)
Date of publication: 13 July 1889
Description/subject: [REGULATION III, 1889.] (13th July, 1889.)
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (101K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE LAND ACQUISITION (MINES) ACT (1885)
Date of publication: 16 October 1885
Description/subject: INDIA ACT XVIII 1885. 16th October, 1885....."WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for cases in which mines or minerals are situate under land which it is desired to acquire under the Land Acquisition Act; It is hereby enacted as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (62K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE TRANSFER OF PROPERTY ACT (1882)
Date of publication: 01 July 1882
Description/subject: INDIA ACT IV 1882
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (198K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE KAZIS ACT (1880)
Date of publication: 09 July 1880
Description/subject: INDIA ACT XII, 1880..... "Whereas by the preamble to Act No. XI of 18642 it was (among other things) declared that it was inexpedient that the appointment of the Kazi-ul- Kuzaat, or of City, Town or Pargana Kazis, should be made by the Government, and by the same Act the enactments relating to the appointment by the Government- of the said officers were repealed ; and Whereas by the usage of the Muhammadan community [ * * * * ] the presence of Kazis appointed by the Government is required at the celebration of marriages and the performance of certain other rites and ceremonies, and it is therefore expedient that the Government should again be empowered A to appoint persons to the office of Kazi; It is hereby enacted as follows:..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (59K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: Land and Revenue Act (1879)
Date of publication: 01 February 1879
Description/subject: INDIA Act II 1876..... "WHEREAS it is expedient to declare the law relating to the acquisition by private persons of rights in land in the Union of Burma ; And whereas it is expedient also to consolidate and' amend the law relating to the assessment and collection of land-revenue, capitation-tax and certain other taxes ; It is hereby enacted as follows :--..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (123K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE SPECIFIC RELIEF ACT (1877)
Date of publication: 01 May 1877
Description/subject: INDIA ACT 1877
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (141K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE MARRIED WOMEN’S PROPERTY ACT (1874)
Date of publication: 24 February 1874
Description/subject: INDIA Act III, 1874....."Whereas it is expedient to make such provision as hereinafter appears for the enjoyment of wages and earnings by women married before the first day of January, 1866, and for insurances on lives by persons married before or after that day: And whereas by the Indian Succession Act, 1865, section 4,1 it is enacted that no person shall by marriage acquire any interest in the property of the person whom he or she marries, nor become incapable of doing any act in respect of his or her own property, which he or she could have done, if unmarried : · And whereas by force of the said Act all women to whose marriages it applies are absolute owners of all property vested in, or acquired by, them, and their husbands do not by their marriage acquire any interest in such property, but the said Act does not protect such husbands from liabilities on account of the debts of their wives contracted before marriage, and does not expressly provide for the enforcement of claims by or against such wives : It is hereby enacted as follows : -,,,"
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (61K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE HINDU WIDOWS’ REMARRIAGE ACT (1856)
Date of publication: 25 July 1856
Description/subject: INDIA Act XV, 1856....."Whereas it is known that by the law as administered in the civil Courts, Hindu widows with certain exceptions are held to be, by reason of their having been once married, incapable of contracting a second valid marriage, and the offspring of such widows by any second marriage are held to be illegitimate and incapable of inheriting property;..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (53K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011


Title: THE CASTE DISABILITIES REMOVAL ACT, I850
Date of publication: 11 April 1850
Description/subject: INDIA ACT XXI, 1850....."Whereas it is enacted by section 9, Regulation VII, 1832, of the Bengal Code, that “whenever in any civil suit the parties to such suit may be of different persuasions, when one party shall be of the Hindu and the other of the Muhammadan persuasion, or where one of more parties to the suit shall not be either of the Muhammadan or Hindu persuasions, the laws of those religions shall not be permitted to operate to deprive such party or parties of any property to which, but for the operation of such laws, they would have been entitled”; and whereas it will be beneficial to extend the principle of that enactment; It is enacted as follows:-..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Government of India
Format/size: pdf (34K)
Alternate URLs: http://displacementsolutions.org/?page_id=197 http://displacementsolutions.org/?p=20
Date of entry/update: 25 May 2011