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Posts Tagged ‘Arakan State’ (147 found)

U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must be issued for sanctions to be lifted, which President Obama said will happen “soon […]”

September 15, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Advisory Commission on Rakhine State – A Welcome Investigation into Arakan State’s Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis

Former U.S. president Jimmy Carter (R), former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan (C) and former Algerian Foreign Minister Lakhdar Brahimi, members of the Elders group, attend a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not in picture) in Moscow, Russia, April 28, 2015. Members of the Elders independent group are global political and public figures, who held top posts in their countries and international organizations, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia official web site. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov - RTX1AM1E

On 23 August 2016, the Ministry of the Office of the State Counselor announced the formation of a nine-member Advisory Commission on Rakhine State […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD Government Must Lift All Aid Restrictions in Arakan State

Tomorrow, Friday afternoon Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK is organizing a demonstration in front of Burmese Embassy in London as part of a global day of action being organised by the US based Burma Task Force […]

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

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – Burma: 2016 Annual Report

In 2015, peaceful elections ended more than 50 years of military-controlled government in Burma, yet the new government faces myriad human rights chal-lenges. Throughout the year, Burma’s government and non-state actors continued to violate religious freedom; these violations became a defining element of the campaign season […]

August 15, 2016  •  By United States Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

(၂၉) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ စစ္ေတြဆန္ျပႆနာေန႔ ဝမ္းနည္းေအာက္ေမ့ဖြယ္ အထိမ္းအမွတ္ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ယေန႕သည္ (၁၉၆၇) ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ (၁၃) ရက္ေန႔က ရခိုင္ျပည္၊ စစ္ေတြျမိဳ႕၌ ရခုိင္ျပည္သူမ်ား ဆန္ျပတ္လပ္သြားသျဖင့္ အစိုးရထံမွ ဆန္ေရာင္းခ်ေပးပါရန္ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာဆႏၵျပခဲ့ၾကသည့္ ျပည္သူမ်ားအား မဆလအစိုးရက အၾကမ္းဖက္ပစ္ခတ္ႏွိမ္နင္းခဲ့ေသာ ေၾကာင့္ လူေပါင္း (၂၀၀) ေက်ာ္ ေသြးေျမက်ေသဆုံးခဲ့ရသည့္ (၂၉) ႏွစ္ေျမာက္ စစ္ေတြဆန္ျပႆနာေန႔ ျဖစ္ပါသည္ […]

August 13, 2016  •  By Arakan National Council  •  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 ➤

End of mission statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my fourth official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I would like to thank the Government of Myanmar for its invitation and for granting me an extended visit of twelve days […]

July 1, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – BURMA: Tier 3

Human trafficakingBurma is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad. Some Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work abroad—particularly to Thailand and China, as well as other countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States—are subjected to forced labor or sex trafficking […]

June 30, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Human Rights Council: High Commissioner’s reports on human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar and on Sri Lanka

We welcome the High Commissioner’s report on the human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar. Most Rohingya Muslims suffer government persecution, including statelessness and severe restrictions on freedom of movement. Growing ultra-nationalism has spurred discrimination and threats against Rohingya and other Muslims that the authorities have been unwilling to address […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD Government Must Restore the Human Rights for Rohingya population

(London, 27th June 2016) – Burma Human Rights Network (BHRN) welcomes the new report published on 20th June 2016 by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) of the United Nations pointing out the gross human rights violations committed against the Rohingya, Kachin and Shan peoples of Myanmar […]

June 27, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤