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Posts Tagged ‘Altsean-Burma’ (104 found)

Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Election Day: Free-est & Fairest Is Not Free & Fair

On 8 November, Burma/Myanmar held what has been called its “free-est and fairest” election in 25 years. An 80% turnout rate was reported for the 33.5 million Burmese eligible to vote in the election, which saw the first participation of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in a general election since the (later annulled) 1990 elections […]

November 9, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  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 ➤

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 ➤

Statement: Asean Needs to Adress Rising Intolerance in Myanmar

HUMANiTi Malaysia, in partnership with the OIC, KAICIID and ALTSEAN-Burma,convened a roundtable ‘Tolerance in a People-Centred ASEAN’ on 6-7 April 2015 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The event brought together diverse stakeholders from the ASEAN region, including representatives of more than 20 national, regional and international non- governmental organisations, to discuss key trends, issues of concern and share approaches to promote tolerance in ASEAN […]

April 10, 2015  •  By Humaniti  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: UPR Commitments Remain Largely Unaddressed

Paris, Bangkok, 23 March 2015: Burma has failed to fully implement commitments it made at its last Universal Periodic Review (UPR) in 2011, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said in their joint report submitted to the Working Group on the UPRyesterday. Burma will be reviewed at the 23rd Session of the Working Group on 9 November 2015 in Geneva, Switzerland […]

March 23, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly Resolution must Keep the Spotlight on Serious Human Rights Violations

New York, Paris, Bangkok – A UN General Assembly’s Third Committee resolution must continue to address serious human rights violations in Burma, FIDH and its member organization Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) urged Permanent Missions to the UN during a visit by an FIDH-organized to New-York […]

October 21, 2014  •  By International Federation for Human Rights, Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar/Burma: Sustained EU Engagement at UN Critical to Support Human Rights Reforms

Amnesty International, FIDH (the International Federation for Human Rights), and its member organization, the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) today call on the European Union (EU) and its member states to ensure continued international engagement on the human rights situation in Burma by again introducing a resolution on the country at the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in October 2014. A failure to retain a robust UNGA resolution on Burma would endanger progress on human rights, which has increasingly come under threat this year […]

September 1, 2014  •  By Amnesty International,International Federation for Human Rights,Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rights Groups Call for an End to Enforced Disappearances in ASEAN

Today, on the occasion of International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, we, the undersigned organizations, urge ASEAN member states to end acts of enforced disappearances in Southeast Asia.
Cases of enforced disappearances continue to occur in the region. Victims include human rights defenders as well as ordinary citizens. Enforced disappearances also continue to target vulnerable groups, such as children. Three new cases of enforced disappearance that took place over the past year clearly illustrate this worrying pattern […]

August 30, 2014  •  By 39 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Increased Number of Political Prisoners Calls for Renewed International Pressure

Without genuine legislative reform and sustained international pressure, the number of Burma’s political prisoners is set to steadily rise, FIDH and its member organization, the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), warned today […]

July 15, 2014  •  By International Federation for Human Rights and Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤