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Shan State tension increases as new government searches for peace

The elusive road to peace remains entrenched in Shan State, as Myanmar’s first democratically elected civilian government took office last week […]

April 5, 2016  •  By Mizzima  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Reforms Gathering Momentum but Road Ahead Paved with Same Challenges

The Irrawaddy2Ahead of the formal transfer of power on 1 April, 2016, buzz around the country centered on the recent nominations for Cabinet ministerial positions and how the new National League for Democracy (NLD)-led Government will take shape […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  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 ➤

Burma Army Digs Its Heels In

Presidential-Nominees-1024x683Amid the attention and focus on the National League for Democracy (NLD) confirming their choices for Vice-President, and the selection of Htin Kyaw as the next President of Burma, 46 imprisoned students as well as their fellow colleagues, families and supporters outside noted a rather more sombre event – the first anniversary of the crackdown on peaceful student protesters in Letpadan, Bago Region […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD-led Government has Legitimacy but Lacks Power to Pursue Reforms?

military at parliamentLast week in the newly-constituted and reinvigorated Parliament, National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker Khin San Hlaing tabled an emergency motion requesting an inquiry into the questionable nature and circumstances of business deals involving the sale of national assets and resources by the outgoing Government allegedly without proper safeguards or due process […]

March 9, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Can Burma’s Human Rights Commission Fight Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas?

RANGOON — The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) has said they are ready to address cases of sexual violence perpetrated by the Burma Army, but rights groups remain skeptical of the commission’s ability to achieve justice […]

March 8, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights situation in Burma/Myanmar

BPThe year 2015 will be remembered as a momentous year for Burma/Myanmar as the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, clinched an emphatic victory in the 8 November polls. However, the main challenges that impede a full and genuine democratic transition remain.

March 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership and Forum Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

More Arrests on Trumped Up Charges as Outgoing Government’s Term Approaches End

Activists-on-NilarAs Burma prepares for the upcoming annual cross-examination by the UN Human Rights Council on 14 March, 2016, 121 civil society organizations wrote to member and observer states requesting them to maintain the country under Agenda Item 4 (“Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention”) and urged the extension of the Special Rapporteur mandate at this critical juncture in the country […]

March 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Divide Rule Produces Dividends for the Burma Army

The Irrawaddy/ J Phain The decades-long tactic of divide-and-rule used by successive regimes in Burma when dealing with ethnic groups produced dividends in February 2016, as ongoing armed clashes between troops from the ethnic Ta’ang, Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) and ethnic Shan, Shan State Army – South (SSA-S), in northern Shan State has displaced up to 5,000 civilians in just one week while thousands more have been trapped in Kyaukme Township, waiting to move to a safe location […]

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