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

HURFOM conducts FDI study to halt exploitation and violation in Mon State

Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma’, a report focusing on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming into Mon State, Burma […]

July 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar government announces ground-breaking reforms of toxic jade business

Myanmar’s new government has announced a major shake up to licensing of its multi-billion dollar jade and gems business. This historic move follows work by Global Witness, Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and other Kachin State and Myanmar civil society actors and parliamentarians to expose widespread abuses at the heart of a vast, deeply corrupt trade […]

July 28, 2016  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Sulphuric Acid Factory behind Health Fears Must be Relocated

The Myanmar government must immediately order the relocation of a sulphuric acid factory built dangerously close to a village, which is continuing to operate despite grave concerns over its health and environmental impact, said Amnesty International today […]

July 20, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

China’s Engagement in Myanmar: From Malacca Dilemma to Transition Dilemma

As neighbours on a strategic crossroads in Asia, the relationship between China and Myanmar is today one of the most important in international geo-politics and regional development. After Myanmar’s independence, tensions with China were often deep as conflict and political turmoil swept both countries […]

July 19, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Our Customary Lands

Our landIn January 2016 the government adopted a National Land Use Policy, which included the recognition of customary land management practices. While this is a welcome fi rst step in the necessary integration of Burma’s customary land management systems with the national-level system, there is an urgent need for constitutional reform and devolution of land management powers prior to any such integration […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Ethnic Community Development Forum  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The right to land at crossroads in Myanmar

Myanmar is at a historic crossroads: one where the optimism of a critical juncture that is “more promising than at any time in recent memory” meets apprehension over what could happen if a “host of … social crises that have long blighted our country” go unaddressed […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Military Confiscation of Burmese Ancestral Land in Karenni State

Karenni Social Development CentreThis report is based on direct testimony provided through interviews with 40 villagers between February 16 and March 28, 2015 […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Karenni Social Development Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Battlefields to refuge: the Salween Peace Park in Burma’s Karen State

MUTRAW DISTRICT, KAREN STATE, BURMA–Can a battlefield be turned into an indigenous-run protected area for scores of endangered species like tigers, gibbons and wild cattle? Yes it can, according to almost 300 local leaders, ethnic soldiers and activists gathered May 23-26 for a consultation in this remote mountainous corner of Burma. They call it the Salween Peace Park, a first of its kind in the world […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi regarding plans by Norway’s SN Power to build the Middle Yeywa Dam on the Namtu River

On March 30, 2016, we published a report “Save the Namtu River” raising concerns about four planned dams on the Namtu/Myitnge River, including the 700 MW Middle Yeywa dam, planned by Norway’s state-owned SN Power in Nawng Khio township of northern Shan State […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤