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Time for Honesty Around Peace and Conflict
Rin Fujimatsu 2 days ago

Peace talks resumed after a six month hiatus between the Burma Governments’ Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC) and the alliance of ethnic armed groups, the Nationwide Ceasefi… Read More

The Persecution Goes On With Nowhere to Seek Justice
Rin Fujimatsu 1 week ago

The persecution of the students and their supporters shows no sign of abating as around a hundred are still locked up and others are in hiding as authorities hunt them down. Meanwh… Read More

Following Vicious Student Crackdowns, EU Must Stop Training Thugs
Rin Fujimatsu 2 weeks ago

Burma has once again been in the international headlines for all the wrong reasons. Rather than making headlines for, say, realizing a sustainable peace settlement between the Burm… Read More

Walking into Beatings, Running Away from Gunfire
Rin Fujimatsu 3 weeks ago

This week has seen the various organs of the state being employed to oppress and commit violence against students marching for education reform, workers striking for their rights,… Read More

Another Wave of Industrial Action Threatens to Drown Burma’s Garment Industry

UNFC Statement on Current Talks and Raging of Ferocious Battles on the Ground

We all know that members of the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), together with fraternal ethnic armed resistance organizations, have been endeavoring by various means, with the specific intent of ending over 60-year-long civil war in Burma/Myanmar and resolving the political problems, through round-table talks and consultations with successive governments, and now the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordinating Team (NCCT) and the Union Peace-making Work Committee (UPWC) are holding talks for realizing the signing of Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement […]

March 28, 2015 | By United Nationalities Federal Council | Tags: , , , , | Read more >>

Burma: Human Rights Council urges Burma to address human rights violations but overlooks suppression of student protests

The 28th session of the UN Human Rights Council today passed, by consensus, resolution 28/21 entitled ‘Situation of Human Rights Myanmar’ and extended by one year the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar […]

March 27, 2015 | By Forum-Asia | Tags: , , , , , , | Read more >>

Burma: UPR Commitments Remain Largely Unaddressed

Paris, Bangkok, 23 March 2015: Burma has failed to fully implement commitments it made at its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2011, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said in their joint report submitted to the Working Group on the UPRyesterday. Burma will be reviewed at the 23rd Session of the Working Group on 9 November 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland […]

March 23, 2015 | By Altsean-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights | Tags: , | Read more >>

Myanmar: Abolish Mandatory Guest Registration, End Household Inspections

(YANGON—March 19, 2015) The Myanmar government should immediately end warrantless searches of private homes and abolish the requirement that all residents register overnight houseguests with government officials, Fortify Rights said in a new report released today […]

March 19, 2015 | By Fortify Rights | Tags: | Read more >>

Midnight Intrusions: Ending Guest Registration and Household Inspections in Myanmar

The 47-page report, Midnight Intrusions: Ending Guest Registration and Household Inspections in Myanmar, is based on analysis of the 2012 law and interviews with 90 residents of six states and regions […]

March 19, 2015 | By Fortify Rights | Tags: | Read more >>

Amnesty International Oral Statement on Myanmar to the 28th session of the Human Rights Council

Amnesty International has submitted two written statements on Myanmar to this Council’s session , one of which focuses on extractive industries […]

March 17, 2015 | By Amnesty International | Tags: , , , , , | Read more >>