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Posts Tagged ‘ASEAN’ (637 found)

Myanmar: New expression meets old repression: Ending the cycle of political arrests and imprisonment in Myanmar

AIThis is the summary of the Amnesty International report which highlights the pattern of politically motivated arrest and imprisonment since the start of 2014. Since it came to power in March 2011, the government in Myanmar has embarked on a major transition from five decades of authoritarian military rule towards a more open political system […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

At United Nations Human Rights Council, Outgoing Government Defiant To the Very End

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Last week on 15 March 2016, the same day Burma’s Parliament elected its President, the country also underwent a review by member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council following which a resolution will be made on how to move forward with the scrutiny and accountability of the human rights situation in the country […]

March 23, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

United States: Assign Tier-3 Rankings to Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia in Annual Trafficking Report

(Washington, D.C., March 22, 2016)—The U.S. Department of State should assign the governments of Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia the lowest ranking in its forthcoming Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report, Fortify Rights said today […]

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

The Political Persecution and Re-imprisonment of U Gambira 2016

Saffron RevolutionU Gambira (born 19 June 1979), is a former Buddhist monk, activist and a leader of the All-Burma Monks’ Alliance, a group which helped lead the 2007 protests against Burma’s military government […]

March 20, 2016  •  By HWR Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Inspiring Women of Burma

Last week, the world commemorated International Women’s Day, acknowledging the achievements and challenges of half of humanity […]

March 19, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Statement of Violation of Human Rights by the Burmese Tamadaw

In early March 2016, the Burmese Tamadaw began sending enforcement including weaponries in the Ta’ang armed organization’s administration area and continues today […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Ta'ang National Liberation Army  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Amnesty International Calls on Myanmar to Protect the Rights of Rohingya and to Release all Prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International wishes to express its profound regret at Myanmar’s rejection of all 27 recommendations relating specifically to the human rights and humanitarian situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Deep-rooted Human Rights Challenges Must be Tackled in Myanmar’s New Political era – UN expert

GENEVA (18 March 2016) – Myanmar is a very different country from just a few short years ago, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, warning however of the urgent need to tackle deeply entrenched human rights issues […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human 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 ➤