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Posts Tagged ‘1982 Citizenship Law’ (22 found)

International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The government adopted a package of four laws that many local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said were an infringement on religious freedom and other basic rights […]

August 10, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Law on Minorities’ Right to Self-Identify

The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim minority concentrated in Rakhine State (also known as Arkan State) in Myanmar. According to the late Gordon Luce and Than Tun, leading historians of pre-colonial Burma, stone inscriptions dating back to 1400 AD establish the historical presence of the Rohingya people in what is today western Burma […]

August 8, 2016  •  By Destination Justice  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Government Must Heed US Stance on Rohingya

Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands with Myanmar Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hliang before a Bilateral Meeting at the Commander-in-Chief's Compound in Naypyitaw

With US sanctions on Burma being extended with amendments, and US Secretary of State, John Kerry paying a visit to the country, US policy on Burma has become clarified […]

May 24, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD Government Must Protect Rohingya People

We, the undersigned Rohingya organizations express our serious concern that the security, honour and dignity of the Rohingya population continue to be at stake due to growing anti-Rohingya sentiment at the behest of the powerful and influential groups in the Myanmar […]

May 16, 2016  •  By Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter on Amending the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act in Line with International Human Rights Law and Standards

Amnesty International welcomes efforts by Parliament to review the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (Peaceful Assembly Act) […]

May 13, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S.: Ongoing Atrocity Crimes Against Ethnic Minorities Merit U.S. Sanctions Renewal on Myanmar (Burma)

(Washington, D.C., May 9, 2016)—U.S. President Barack Obama should renew sanctions authority on Myanmar (Burma) for at least another year due to ongoing egregious human rights violations against ethnic minorities in the country, said Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide in a new report published today […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Rights Priorities for New Government

(New York) ­– Burma’s new government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) should signal human rights are a top priority by presenting a plan of action to begin long-needed reforms, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to new president Htin Kyaw […]

May 4, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD Must Lift all Aid Restrictions in Arakan State

Today a ferry boat with 65 Rohingya passengers including men, women, children and babies, sank at the entrance of ThayChoung river after being hit by big wave while they were traveling from Sin Tat Maw (Sandama) IDP camp in Pauktaw Township to Sittwe Township, Arakan, to buy food […]

April 19, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

USCIRF Urges Government to End Religious Freedom Abuses

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) sends warm New Year’s greetings to the people of Burma and urges the new government to start the New Year by protecting the freedom of religion or belief […]

April 14, 2016  •  By The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤