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Posts Tagged ‘2008 Constitution’ (102 found)

Myanmar: Release Four “Rohingya Calendar” Political Prisoners

(Yangon, June 17, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release four men who were convicted and sentenced on Tuesday for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today […]

June 17, 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 ➤

Myanmar: Scrap or Amend new Law that could Grant Immunity to Former Presidents

Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed today which could grant former presidents immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, said Amnesty International […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Moves to Tighten Grip on Power

The IrrawaddyWhile people were still in a buoyant mood over the November 2015 elections results, wrapping up last year’s work and preparing for 2016, the Burma Army and the Government had a clearly different agenda, initiating several discreet moves in an attempt to maintain its grip on power during the term of the future National League for Democracy (NLD) Government […]

January 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sounds of War Taint the Cheers of Election Success

Shan State WarWith the National League for Democracy (NLD) cementing its place as the incoming government by achieving a supermajority in Parliament, the ongoing armed conflict in northern Burma, especially in Shan State, only highlights the pressing need for the new government to facilitate a genuine and inclusive peace process that works towards national reconciliation […]

November 17, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Congratulates Myanmar People on Election, Urges Key Democratic Reforms

YANGON — The Carter Center congratulates the people of Myanmar, who have exercised their political rights with pride and enthusiasm. Both on election day and in the preceding months, they participated as voters, observers, political party agents, election officials, and civil society activists […]

November 10, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for the Government to Accept the Reality of Human Rights Problems, Take Effective Measures and Move Forward

Today, Burma/Myanmar’s human rights situation was reviewed by the United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in Geneva. The report of the Myanmar Government’s delegation includes details of government activities to fulfill their commitments from the first UPR cycle but fails to take note serious ongoing human rights violations and challenges into account […]

November 6, 2015  •  By Myanmar UPR Forum  •  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 ➤

New Election Briefing Paper – Constitution Ensures Continued Military Control

Burma Campaign UK today publishes a new briefing paper – Burma’s 2015 Elections and the 2008 Constitution, containing detailed analysis of what is likely to happen after election day, the process of the elections, and key election statistics […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Promotion and protection of human rights, Situation of human rights in Myanmar

The Secretary-General has the honour to present to the members of the General Assembly the report on the situation of human rights in Myanmar submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/248 […]

October 28, 2015  •  By United Nations General Assembly  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤