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2015 Burma Elections (67 found)

EU Election Observation Mission Deploys 62 Short-term Observers – Over 150 EU Observers in Total to Observe on Election Day

YANGON 5 November – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar deployed today 62 short-term observers throughout the country. The group is the third contingent, following the core team and the 30 long-term observers, which have arrived in Myanmar from 26 September […]

November 5, 2015  •  By European Union Election Observation Mission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Fear & Voting in Burma/Myanmar: 2015 Election

On 8 November, up to 32 million Burmese voters will elect representatives to fill 1,171 seats in the National and State/ Division Parliaments. Ninety one political parties will compete for 75% of seats in the legislature, while 25% remain reserved for the Tatmadaw. Despite official promises of a “free and fair” election, multiple flaws continue to undermine the credibility of the process […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Calls for Tolerance and Respect During elections

The disenfranchisement of a significant proportion of the population in Burma, and ongoing human rights violations including discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities, are among the issues of concern ahead of the national elections on 8 November […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Election Fundamentally Flawed

(Rangoon, November 4, 2015) ­– Burma’s parliamentary election slated for November 8, 2015, is fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government, Human Rights Watch said today […]

November 4, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly 2015: Updates since the 2014 UNGA Resolution on Burma/Myanmar

The Burmese authorities have failed to implement most of the recommendations from previous United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions, despite recent ones being adopted by consensus, in particular Resolution 69/248 adopted in 2014. The information presented in this briefer refers directly to the language proposed for the 2015 UNGA Resolution. In 2015, authorities continued to either fail to address, or collude in serious human rights violations, and took steps to undermine the possibility of ‘free and fair’ elections on 8 November […]

November 4, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma and FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Election Cancellations Create Further Doubt Over the Transparency and Credibility of Burma’s 2015 Elections

Shan state fightingOn 27 October 2015, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced that elections would be cancelled in four townships in Shan State as a result of the newly intensified fighting between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N). According to the Shan State Progressive Party, the political wing of the SSA-N, the Burma Army was seen to ramp up attacks against the SSA-N after they deliberated that they would not be signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Parties Neglect Human Rights Priorities

(Rangoon) Political parties contesting the 8 November election have failed to prioritize or commit to core human rights issues, a new report released by FIDH today shows. The report, titled “Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments,” is the first-ever survey of the country’s political parties’ attitudes toward human rights issues […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Half Empty: Burma’s Political Parties and their Human Rights Commitments

Half empty report by FIDH On 8 November 2015, Burma’s electorate will vote for the representatives who will sit in Parliament from 201b to 2021. The polls are anticipated to usher in a Parliament that will be markedly different from the body that was installed as a result of the November 2010 election and the April 2012 by–elections […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presidential Hopefuls in Myanmar’s 2015 Elections

Myanmar’s General Elections being held on 8 November 2015 will determine the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) which comprises of the Lower House of Parliament (People Assembly, Pyithu Hluttaw) and the Upper House of Parliament (National Assembly, Amyotha Hluttaw) as well as the regional assemblies of the fourteen states and regions […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Rohingya Election Briefing Paper Presented In UK Parliament

A new briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, ‘No Hope For Rohingya From Burma Election’, was presented at a meeting in the British Parliament today […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤