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Save The Namtu River

SHRF coversIn January 2016, Burma’s state media reported that Naypyidaw was proceeding with four new hydropower dams on the Namtu (Myitnge or Dokhtawaddy) River, three of which are in conflict areas of Shan State […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Will Manage Our Own Natural Resources: Karen Indigenous People in Kamoethway Demonstrate the Importance of Local Solutions and Community–Driven Conservation

TRIP-NET coverThis piece of community initiated action research reveals a number of lessons we can learn. The authors try to reflect the challenges of and opportunities for community based natural resources management in a seemingly forgotten Karen controlled area of southern Myanmar […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Rays of Kamoethway Indigenous People and Nature and Tenasserim River and Indigenous People Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Testimony before House Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: “Get it Right This Time: A Victims-Centered Trafficking in Persons Report”

Mr. Chairman and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I had the honor of testifying last year, and once again my colleagues and I at Fortify Rights thank you for your leadership in working to end human trafficking worldwide […]

March 22, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 28/23, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, examines the developments in Myanmar since her reports to the Council, in March 2015 (A/HRC/28/72) and to the General Assembly, in October 2015 (A/70/412) […]

March 18, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Atrocities Prevention Report: Targeting of and Attacks on Members of Religious Groups in Burma

The situation in Rakhine State is grim, in part due to a mix of long-term historical tensions between the Rakhine and Rohingya communities, socio-political conflict, socio-economic underdevelopment, and a long-standing marginalization of both Rakhine and Rohingya by the Government of Burma […]

March 17, 2016  •  By U.S. Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights situation in Burma/Myanmar

BPThe year 2015 will be remembered as a momentous year for Burma/Myanmar as the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, clinched an emphatic victory in the 8 November polls. However, the main challenges that impede a full and genuine democratic transition remain.

March 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership and Forum Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Toungoo Field Report: December 2013 to December 2014

Militarization in Karen StateThis Field Report describes events occurring in Toungoo District between December 2013 and December 2014. During this period, KHRG mainly received reports from Thandaunggyi Township and surrounding areas […]

February 25, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Dear Excellencies,

We write to you regarding Burma/Myanmar as civil society groups working on the ground in the country. We strongly urge you to continue the UN Human Rights Council resolution on Burma/Myanmar and as in past years extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur under Item 4 of the Council’s agenda. At this important juncture in the country’s history, we request the Council and the Special Rapporteur to work towards establishing clearly benchmarked guidelines that will act as a road map for the future of human rights in Burma/Myanmar […]

February 24, 2016  •  By 121 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Practical steps the NLD-led government can take in its first six months to address human rights violations against the Rohingya

For decades successive regimes and governments in Burma have pursued a twin-track policy of impoverishment and human rights violations in order to attempt to wipe out the Rohingya community from Arakan State […]

February 18, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sharing the Wealth: A Roadmap for Distributing Myanmar’s Natural Resource Revenues

Jade in MyanmarOil, natural gas and mineral revenues are generated in nearly every state and region in Myanmar, with the most important onshore interests lying in Bago, Kachin, Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Shan and Tanintharyi. In these areas and others, extractive activities have significantly impacted livelihoods and the local environment […]

February 16, 2016  •  By Natural Resource Governance Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤