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Posts Tagged ‘Business and Human Rights’ (77 found)

Karen State September 2016 Conflict: The Real Motivations Behind Renewed War

karen-rivers-watchWhile the Burmese government and Karen leaders are holding historic peace talks in Naypyidaw, the Burma Army and its Border Guard Force (BGF) wages war in Karen State to expand its control over Karen territories, in order to push for an environmentally and socially destructive hydropower project on the Salween River – the Hatgyi Dam […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army’s actions in Karen State threaten to expand fighting, endangering peace process and displaced people’s return

YANGON, MYANMAR (Sept. 29, 2016) — A continued Burma military offensive into the contested Hat Gyi dam area threatens to ignite fighting with the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) and imperils a 4-year-old ceasefire, says Karen Rivers Watch […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ann Din Coal Power Plant: Local Movement and Action to Preserve and Protect Natural Resources and Land: Mon IDP Report Case Study #4

invisiblelives-case-study-4-700x5252xThe following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and in Moulmein on August 15th […]

September 28, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New film: Shan State’s unique “Thousand Islands” under threat from Salween dam plans

A new documentary film launched today reveals the unique natural beauty of the “Thousand Island” area along the Pang River tributary of the Salween, currently threatened by plans to build the giant Mong Ton dam in southern Shan State […]

September 28, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Continue UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma

We are concerned by information we have received that the European Union has decided not to go ahead with a resolution on human rights in Burma at the current session of the UN General Assembly[…]

September 19, 2016  •  By Members and Observers of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Far From Guaranteed as US Sanctions on Burma Are Removed

Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi meets with U.S. President Barack Obama at the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria - RTSNSUW

During his meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on September 14 2016, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would end sanctions on Burma. Earlier in the week, White House deputy National Security Advisor, Ben Rhodes anticipated the easing of sanctions, stating, “We want to make sure our sanctions are not preventing the type of economic development and investment that would help the people of Myanmar […]”

September 19, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Urgently Needs plan to Support Reform of Myanmar’s vast, Dirty Jade Trade after Obama Announces Sanctions Lift

Efforts must focus on clearing army companies and families out of sector worth up to $31bn in 2014, and supporting local calls for reform and peace […]

September 16, 2016  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Terminating the National Emergency for Burma

On September 14, President Obama announced his intent to terminate the National Emergency with respect to Burma, nearly 20 years after economic and financial sanctions were first imposed on Burma […]

September 14, 2016  •  By U.S. Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Development for Whom?

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The impact of development projects on local communities and the environment in Burma has held considerable attention in the news over the last few weeks. On 26 August 2016, IFI Watch Myanmar, a local organization supporting the involvement of civil society and communities in monitoring the activities of international financial institutions, released a report entitled, “How Community Driven are CDD Projects in Myanmar?” on the implementation of the World Bank’s National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP) […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Beneficial Ownership: Tackling Hidden Company Ownership Through Myanmar’s EITI Process

gwMyanmar is one of many countries where the oil, gas and mining industries have long been synonymous with secrecy and dirty dealing. Too often resource riches which could be used to lift populations out of poverty instead fall into the hands of corrupt elites […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Global Witness and Natural Resource Governance Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤