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

ICTJ Paper Looks at Range of Options for Dealing with Myanmar’s Troubled Past

YANGON, December 9, 2015—With hopes running high after the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in November, a new paper by the International Center for Transitional Justice calls on the soon-to-be-established Burmese government to seriously consider taking steps to deal with Myanmar’s troubled past as a wayto help end the cycle of violence and human rights violations in the conflict-torn country […]

December 9, 2015  •  By International Center for Transitional Justice  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant Workers Exploited in Thai Tourist Paradise

Laundry workers who clean the Swedish tourists’ bed sheets in Thailand work 17 hour shifts. The fresh bread at the breakfast buffet is baked by workers who have not had vacation in a year. These are some of the results from Fair Action and Schyst resande’s (Fair Travel network) report “No Holidays for the Burmese […]”

December 9, 2015  •  By Fair Action and Schyst Resande  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Lord of Jade

Lord of Jade in Myanmar Myanmar’s jade business may be the biggest natural resource heist in modern history. The sums of money involved are almost incomprehensibly high and the levels of accountability are at rock bottom. One of the most dominant and dangerous groups involved is a collection of companies controlled by Myanmar’s most famous drug lord, Wei Hsueh Kang […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revealed: How Southeast Asia’s Biggest Drug Lord Used Shell Companies to Become a Jade Kingpin

Southeast Asia’s most notorious narcotics trafficker has become one of the most powerful figures in the country’s corrupt, abusive jade business, a new Global Witness report reveals today […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Used to Fear Bullets Now We Fear Bulldozers

In Yangon today, three Dawei-based civil society organizations launched a new report, based on more than two years of research and community-engagement, condemning the destructive coal mine at Ban Chaung […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Dawei Development Association, Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks and Tarkapaw Youth Group  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Myanmar Approaches Historic Election, New Report Reveals Secret Jade Trade is Worth up to US$31 billion, and Controlled by Military Elites and Drug Lords

Myanmar’s vast jade trade is being secretly controlled by networks of military elites, drug lords and crony companies associated with the darkest days of junta rule, an explosive 12-month investigation by Global Witness reveals today […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Companies Land Applications Spark Villagers’ Protest Over Disputed Land in Karen State

16e33b8fd7ad7ca58b03c6bbca1f0b81_XLThe villagers from Minekan, Hpa-an Township, submitted an letter to the township land registration office on May 27 protesting that applications for permits to grow long-term crops in unclaimed forest land was owned by the local community and was open for investors or companies […]

June 8, 2015  •  By Nan Wai Phyo Zar  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤