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Posts Tagged ‘Discrimination’ (17 found)

Arakan Rohingya Union Summary Report on Situation in Arakan State, Burma/Myanmar

There is no sign of the Government of Myanmar/Burma backing down from its hostile policies against the Rohingya and other Muslim community in Myanmar […]

September 20, 2015  •  By Arakan Rohingya Union  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Amnesty International Annual Report – Myanmar Chapter

Despite ongoing political, legal and economic reforms, progress on human rights stalled, with some backward steps in key areas. The situation of the Rohingya deteriorated, with ongoing discrimination in law and practice exacerbated by a dire humanitarian situation. Anti-Muslim violence persisted, with the authorities failing to hold suspected perpetrators to account. Reports of abuses of international human rights and humanitarian law in areas of armed conflict persisted. Freedoms of expression and peaceful assembly remained severely restricted, with scores of human rights defenders, journalists and political activists arrested and imprisoned. Impunity persisted for past crimes […]

February 25, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Proposed Law Restricting Inter-faith Marriage in Myanmar is Dangerous, Discriminatory and Unnecessary, ASEAN MPs Warn

BANGKOK (25 March) — Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia have joined growing calls on fellow legislators in Myanmar to vote down a proposed law that would see restrictions placed on inter-faith marriage in the country[…]

March 26, 2014  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Revoke ‘Two-Child Policy’ For Rohingya

Burma’s government should publicly revoke a discriminatory population control regulation that restricts Rohingya Muslims to having two children. Implementation of this policy is consistent with the wider persecution of the largely stateless Rohingya, violating international human rights protections, and endangering women’s physical and mental health […]

May 28, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Continued Violence in Rakhine and Persecution of Rohingyas Strongly Condemned

FORUM-ASIA strongly urged the government of Burma to immediately put an end to the violence and to allow humanitarian agencies access to the area. The regional human rights NGO also called on the government of Burma to repeal the 1982 Citizenship Law […]

November 23, 2012  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to President Obama Regarding His Trip to Burma

Dear President Obama: We, the undersigned NGOs, are writing to express our grave concern regarding continuing abuses against ethnic groups in Burma and the implications of your planned trip. By going under current circumstances, you take on a lot of responsibility […]

November 15, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya American Friendship Association, Physicians for Human Rights, Rohingya Concern International, United to End Genocide and US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya in Burma: Spotlight on Current Crisis Offers Opportunity for Progress

Despite an abundance of natural resources, Rakhine State is the second-poorest state in Burma. The simmering tension that exists between the Rakhine and stateless Rohingya communities has been stoked by poverty for decades. However, in June 2012 that tension boiled over […]

October 30, 2012  •  By Refugees International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Expert Calls for Underlying Causes of Tensions in Rakhine State to be Addressed

Expressing concern about renewed deadly violence, a United Nations independent expert has called for the underlying causes of the tension and conflict between the Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be addressed as a priority […]

October 26, 2012  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Secretary-General Calls for End to Lawlessness in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Following Latest Violence

In the wake of renewed violence, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urgedthe authorities in Myanmar to take action to bring an end to the lawlessness currently affecting the north of the Asian country’s Rakhine state […]

October 25, 2012  •  By UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Forced Labour Against The Rohingya Persists in the Aftermath of the June 2012 Communal Violence in North Arakan/Rakhine State

The systemic and discriminatory practice of forced labour against the Rohingya, has continued, or even intensified, across large areas of North Arakan/Rakhine State in Burma/Myanmar, since deadly communal violence broke […]

September 13, 2012  •  By The Arakan Project  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤