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The Release of all Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners is a Benchmark for Free and Fair Elections
Naing Lin 22 hours ago

Burma Partnership and the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) released the joint report, “How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights D… Read More

 
Land Confiscation Continues Unabated Across Southeastern Burma
Naing Lin 1 week ago

On 15 July 2015, Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) held a briefing of their latest report on land confiscation, “‘With Only our Voices, What Can We Do?’: Land Confiscation and Local… Read More

 
Free and Fair Elections for Whom?
Naing Lin 2 weeks ago

Last week, Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) declared that the General Elections would be set for 8 November of this year. Having previously boycotted the 2010 election on th… Read More

 
Burma - Where Classrooms are replaced with Jail Cells
Naing Lin 3 weeks ago

On 2 July 2015, five student protestors were charged under the controversial Peaceful Assembly and Procession Law for taking part in a protest concerning the overpowering influence… Read More

 
Constitutional Crackdown Brings A Dark Day for Democracy in Burma
Rin Fujimatsu 4 weeks ago

After an increasingly dispiriting start to 2015, and with landmark national elections now likely only five months away, Burma’s flimsy “reform process” is unraveling inexorably. Fi… Read More

 

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire Visits Burma’s Rakhine State

Mr Swire spent Sunday and Monday in Rakhine State, where he met residents of Muslim and Buddhist IDP camps, community leaders and the state government, to assess the current political and humanitarian situation. On Tuesday he met senior government ministers in Naypyidaw […]

July 28, 2015  •  By Foreign & Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

US: Don’t Let Trade Trump Human Rights

(Bangkok, July 28, 2015)—The U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report fails to accurately assess Malaysia and Myanmar’s efforts to combat human trafficking, Fortify Rights said today. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the report in Washington, D.C. on Monday, upgrading Malaysia from Tier-3 to Tier-2 Watch-List status and keeping Myanmar at Tier-2 Watch-List status, despite evidence that each country failed to adequately combat human trafficking in 2014 […]

July 28, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SD ႏွင့္ UPWC တုိ႔၏ တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးဆုိင္ရာ သေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္(မူၾကမ္း) (၈)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအေပၚ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္၊ ဇူလုိင္လ (၂၂) ရက္ေန႔မွ (၂၄) ရက္ေန႔အထိ ရန္ကုန္ၿမဳိ႕ရွိ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးျပန္လည္ ထူေထာင္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းဗဟုိဌာနတြင္ က်င္းပျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကုိင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြဲ႔အစည္း မ်ား၏ တစ္ႏုိင္ငံလုံးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးဆုိင္ရာ အဆင့္ျမင့္ညွိႏႈိင္းေရးကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔ (SD) ႏွင့္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးေဖာ္ေဆာင္ေရးလုပ္ငန္းေကာ္မတီ (UPWC) တုိ႔၏ NCA စာခ်ဳပ္မူၾကမ္း (၈)ႀကိမ္ေျမာက္ ညွိႏႈိင္း ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲအေပၚ အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္သည့္ေဆြးေႏြးပြဲတစ္ခုအျဖစ္ မွတ္ယူပါသည္ […]

July 27, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Senior Delegation and the Union Peace Working Committee Complete Third Day of 8th Meeting for Conclusive Negotiations of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

After the third day of negotiation, the EAOs’ Senior Delegation (SD) and the Union Peace Working Committee (UPWC) reached initial agreements on most of the provisions in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) text. It was agreed that remaining provisions will be discussed in further negotiation […]

July 24, 2015  •  By The Ethnic Armed Organization's Senior Delegation and The Union Peace Working Committee  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Land and River Grabbing: The Mekong’s Greatest Challenge

07-Land-and-River-Grabbing-2015 sm imageThroughout the Mekong region, large-scale development projects such as hydropower dams, mines, conventional power plants, and mono-crop plantations are displacing communities and limiting access to natural resources. Several hydropower dams have already been built on the Upper Mekong in China’s Yunnan Province, and the governments of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand are planning eleven additional large dams on the Mekong River’s mainstream. If completed, these dams would not only destroy local ecosystems, but also reduce the fl ow of silt throughout the Mekong River system, and block major fi sh migrations, placing at risk over sixty million people who depend on the Mekong for their food security and income […]

July 29, 2015  •  By Center for ASEAN Studies and The Regional for Social Science and Sustainable Development  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report Briefer: How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms

image2Testimonies and reports from inside the country have painted a very different picture to the new tolerant and free Burma that the Burma Government wants the world to see. Those who try to defend human rights, or question the power or narrative of the Burma Government — and their military and corporate backers —now seem to be operating in as dangerous an environment as ever […]

July 24, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Burma Partnership and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤