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The Burma Army Must Respect a “Free and Fair” Election
Naing Lin 1 week ago

A request from the Burma Army to issue army personnel as polling station officers across 15 polling stations within military compounds in Zeyathiri Township has been denied by an e… Read More

Burma’s 2015 Elections: No Place for Ignorance, Discrimination, or the Ma Ba Tha
Naing Lin 2 weeks ago

On 15 September 2015, the foreign embassies of Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Norway, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America issued a joint statem… Read More

2015 Elections Highlight Longstanding Gender Imbalance
Naing Lin 3 weeks ago

The Union Election Commission has announced that of the 6,189 candidates that registered for the 2015 elections on 8 November, only 800 are women. Though the number of women involv… Read More

The UEC Must Review Discriminatory Candidate Rejections
Naing Lin 4 weeks ago

On 20 August, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced the preliminary candidate lists for the upcoming 8 November General Election. So far, 5,866 candidates have been nominat… Read More

More Clashes, More Talks, No Protection
Naing Lin 1 month ago

As talks over the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) continue, with another meeting planned for later this month, the Burma Army continues to attack various ethnic a… Read More


British Government Abandons British Political Prisoner in Burmese Jail

Burma Campaign UK today accused Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP of failing in one of his most fundamental duties, the support and protection of British citizens overseas. Hugo Swire, the Foreign Office Minister with responsibility for Burma, has abandoned Philip Blackwood, a British political prisoner serving hard labour in Burma’s notorious Insein Jail […]

October 5, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Civil Society Has Lost Trust in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) Negotiations as a Gateway to Political Dialogue

We, the undersigned civil society organizations and individuals from across Burma and the globe, have steadfastly engaged in the movement for the recognition of our ethnic rights to self-­‐determination, equality, democracy and human rights. We once had high hopes that the peace process and final NCA product co-­‐created by Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAO’s) and the government, even if not perfect, would be a window of opportunity to ink a durable nationwide ceasefire and move forward to the stages of political dialogue. However, in reality, the processes and the actors have failed miserably to […]

October 4, 2015  •  By 41 Karen Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Statement on Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement and In-Country Peace Building

၁။ ျမန္မာျပည္၏ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း(၇၀)နီးပါး ျဖစ္ပြားေနေသာျပည္တြင္းစစ္သည္ ႏုိင္ငံေရးအေျခခံ (သုိ႔တည္းမဟုတ္) ဖြဲ႔စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒ ျပႆနာအေၾကာင္းရင္းခံေၾကာင့္ ျဖစ္သည္။ ထုိအေျခခံျပႆနာကုိ ႏုိင္ငံေရးနည္းျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ ေျဖရွင္းရန္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးေပါင္းစုံမွ ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္ႀကဳိးပမ္းခဲ့ၾကသည္။ သုိ႔ရာတြင္ ေခတ္အဆက္ဆက္အုပ္စုိးသူမ်ားအေနျဖင့္ သေဘာထား ေစတနာမမွန္ကန္၍ ယေန႔ထိတုိင္ ကမၻာ့အရွည္ၾကာဆုံး ေသာျပည္တြင္းစစ္မ်ား ဆက္လက္ျဖစ္ေပၚေနရသည္ […]

October 3, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားတပ္ဦး၏ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခတ္မႈရပ္စဲေရးသေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ (NCA) လက္မွတ္ေရးထုိးရန္ဆုံးျဖတ္ခ်က္ခ်မွတ္ထားျခင္းအေပၚ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခိုက္မႈရပ္စဲေရးသေဘာတူစာခ်ဳပ္ (NCA) သည္ ၂၀၁၃ ခုႏွစ္မွ စတင္၍ တိုင္းရင္း သားလက္နက္ကိုင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြ႔ဲအစည္းမ်ား ႏွင့္ ႏိုင္ငံေတာ္အစိုးရတို႔အၾကား (၂) ႏွစ္နီးပါ ညိႇႏိႈင္းေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့သည့္ လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္၏ရလဒ္ ျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားတပ္ဦးသည္လည္း ဤသေဘာတူစာ ခ်ဳပ္မူၾကမ္းေရးဆြဲေရးတြင္ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးဆိုင္ရာညိႇႏိႈင္းေရးအဖ႔ြဲ (NCCT) ႏွင့္ တိုင္းရင္း သားလက္နက္ကိုင္ေတာ္လွန္ေရးအဖြ႕ဲ အစည္းမ်ား၏ တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလံုးအပစ္အခတ္ရပ္စဲေရးဆိုင္ရာ အဆင့္ျမင့္ ညိႇႏိႈင္းေရးကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြ႔ဲ (SD) တို႔၌ ထဲထဲ၀င္၀င္ ပါ၀င္ေဆာင္ရြက္ခဲ့သည္ […]

October 2, 2015  •  By Chin National Front  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar

imagesIn this report, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) builds on its previous research on land confiscations in Myanmar by using an epidemiological survey tool to assess the human rights, livelihood, and health impacts on communities displaced by the reservoir created by Paunglaung dam in southern Shan state […]

October 6, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: Myanmar

Civil war in Myanmar This report was originally submitted by Fortify Rights to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on March 21, 2015 for consideration in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar’s human rights performance, which will take place November 9 at the U.N. Human Rights Council […]

September 29, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤