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Balancing Human Rights and Environmental Protection with Diplomacy and Investment
Ray 5 days ago

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi traveled to China this past 17 August 2016, continuing on a diplomatic tour that has seen the State Counselor visit Laos and Thailand since taking power in Apr… Read More

 
New Report Urges Government to Address Protracted Displacement in Upcoming Panglong Conference
Ray 2 weeks ago

This past week three civil society organizations, Human Rights Foundation of Monland, Burma Link and Burma Partnership released a joint report, titled Invisible Lives: The Untold S… Read More

 
Positive Developments at Mai Ja Yang, Yet Obstacles Remain Ahead of 21st Century Panglong Conference
Ray 3 weeks ago

The Mai Ja Yang conference concluded on 30 July, 2016 after four days of meetings between ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), political parties and civil society actors in Kachin St… Read More

 
Blacklist of Border-based Pro-democracy and Rights Activists Must be Removed to Ensure Greater Civil Society Space
Ray 4 weeks ago

40 civil society organizations (CSOs) operating along Burma’s borders submitted an open letter directed to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi this past week. The letter, released on 25 July, 201… Read More

 
“What do We Still Have Left to Offer?” – Questions of “Give” and “Take” in Build-up to Panglong Conference
Ray 1 month ago

On 17 July, 2016, the State Counselor, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC) to discuss a framework for the upcoming 21st Century Panglong C… Read More

 

Asian Highway developments linked to conflict and displacement in Karen State

A new report by THWEE Community Development Network, the Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN), and the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) reveals how the brand new Asian Highway in Karen State has been built at the expense of communities who had the misfortune of standing in the way of transnational trade interests […]

August 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Karen Human Rights Group and THWEE Community Development Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK welcomes announcement of Kofi Annan Commission

Asia Minister Alok Sharma has welcomed the announcement that Kofi Annan will lead a new commission into the treatment of the Rohingya community in Rakhine state, Burma […]

August 25, 2016  •  By British Embassy Rangoon  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong First Meeting

1. The UNFC emergency meeting (Extended) was held from August 24 to 25, 2016 and it reviewed and discussed on the various political situations, including the current peace process […]

August 25, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Kofi Annan-led Commission on Rakhine State a Welcomed Move

(Yangon, August 24, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar announced yesterday the establishment of a nine-member advisory commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to address the situation in Rakhine State […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Beautiful Words, Ugly Actions:The Asian Highway in Karen State, Burma

cover_beautiful_words_ugly_actions_-_englishThis is a joint-report from KHRG, THWEE Community Development Network, and Karen Environmental and Social Action Network (KESAN). It details human rights violations surrounding the construction of the Asian Highway in Thin Gan Nyi Naung to Kawkareik, Dooplaya District, which was completed in August 2015. These violations include the lack of Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) for affected communities, and armed conflict aggravated by construction, impacting civilians living along the Highway […]

August 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network, Karen Human Rights Group and THWEE Community Development Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“A Gentleman’s Agreement”

Women make up just over half of the population in Burma, but have been noticeably absent from nearly four years of peace negotiations to end armed conflict in the country […]

August 25, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤