After the eviction deadline for Baw Kaew was extended in a surprise decision on Monday, villagers and their supporters celebrated their tentative victory. But the community’s decade-long battle for their right to land is set to escalate again when the extension expires in late September.
As the deadline for the eviction of Baw Kaew village draws closer, community members are calling on political parties for help. Last Saturday, Future Future Party politicians to discuss solutions to resolve the decade-long land dispute.
The Isaan Record22/08/2019
Local people’s demands for development in Mukdahan’s Don Tan district are at odds with the development of a special economic zone in the province.
The Isaan Record10/07/2019
International civil society organizations urge the government to drop all charges against 14 land and human rights defenders from Chaiyaphum’s Sab Wai village.
The Isaan Record04/07/2019
For decades, the state has been giving and taking away land rights, and forest communities have consistently been caught in the crossfire.
The Isaan Record19/12/2018
The prosecution of a prominent land rights activist is part of a legal campaign that may lead to the eviction of dozens of families living in Sai Thong National Park. Since 2014 forest communities across the country have been targeted as part of the military government’s forest reclamation policy.
The Isaan Record13/08/2018
Locked in a legal battle with a government bent on building a Special Economic Zone over their homes, a community is split over how to secure their land rights.
The Isaan Record20/07/2018
A forest community in Ubon Ratchathani Province is determined to resist eviction by the authorities.
The Isaan Record30/10/2017
A land rights activist whose husband was disappeared last year is serving a six-month sentence in prison for encroaching on national forest reserves. Her fellow community members continue to organize resistance as their numbers dwindle.