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Foreign Secretary meets Aung San Suu Kyi in London

Boris Johnson has welcomed Burmese leader and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her first visit outside of Asia since her party’s historic election success in November 2015 […]

September 12, 2016  •  By Foreign&Commonwealth Office and The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

United Nationalities Federal Council Statement

1. The UNFC Central Executive Committee emergency meeting (extended), held from September 10 to 11, 2016, reviewed and discussed on various aspects of the political situation, after the 21st Century Panglong Conference, including the current peace process […]

September 11, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on KWAT’s 17th anniversary denouncing escalating Burma Army offensives to seize control of Kachin State’s natural resources

On this occasion of the 17th anniversary of KWAT’s founding on September 9, 1999, we wish to express our grave concern at the escalating conflict in our Kachin homelands due to spreading Burma Army offensives […]

September 9, 2016  •  By Kachin Women's Association – Thailand  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Devastating downstream impacts of planned Salween Dams detailed in new report

The Mon Youth Progressive Organization (MYPO) today launched a report analyzing the potential downstream impacts of the Salween Dams on local communities and ecosystems in Mon and Karen States, finding that the dams would cause irreparable damage to local livelihoods and the delicate yet highly productive Salween Delta […]

September 7, 2016  •  By Mon Youth Progressive Organization  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Human Right Network alarmed by reductions in food rations to IDP camps in Rakhine State, Myanmar

“The Burma Human Rights Network has documented a reduction in food rations that can only lead to starvation and death. We are appalled by the current state of affairs and call upon the international community and UN agencies to review cuts to food” stated Kyaw Win of BHRN […]

September 7, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: US Should Retain Key Sanctions

(Washington, DC, September 6, 2016) – The United States government should keep in place sanctions on Burma to deter the Burmese military from derailing democratic reforms, Human Rights Watch said today […]

September 6, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Elders welcome Myanmar peace conference

The Elders warmly welcome the Union Peace Conference convened by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi […]

September 2, 2016  •  By The Elders  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: US Should Retain Key Sanctions

The United States government should keep in place sanctions on Burma to deter the Burmese military from derailing democratic reforms, Human Rights Watch said today […]

September 2, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Why a UNGA resolution is still needed

ALTSEAN-Burma, Amnesty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders (CRD), Forum-Asia, and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) are concerned that the European Union (EU) may not introduce a new resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the upcoming 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) […]

September 1, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma, Amensty International, Article 19, Civil Rights Defenders, Forum-Asia and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Strike Down Mandatory Houseguest-Registration

(Yangon, August 31, 2016)—Myanmar’s Parliamentary Bill Committee should remove provisions in a colonial-era law that require citizens to register overnight houseguests with the authorities, 52 Myanmar civil-society organizations, including Fortify Rights, said today in a joint statement in Burmese and English languages […]

August 31, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤