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Posts Tagged ‘Fortify Rights’ (46 found)

U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must be issued for sanctions to be lifted, which President Obama said will happen “soon […]”

September 15, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Strike Down Mandatory Houseguest-Registration

(Yangon, August 31, 2016)—Myanmar’s Parliamentary Bill Committee should remove provisions in a colonial-era law that require citizens to register overnight houseguests with the authorities, 52 Myanmar civil-society organizations, including Fortify Rights, said today in a joint statement in Burmese and English languages […]

August 31, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Kofi Annan-led Commission on Rakhine State a Welcomed Move

(Yangon, August 24, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar announced yesterday the establishment of a nine-member advisory commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to address the situation in Rakhine State […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Release Rakhine Rights-Defender Khaing Myo Htun

(August 4, 2016, Yangon)— The Myanmar authorities should immediately release ethnic-Rakhine human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun and investigate allegations of human rights abuses by Myanmar Army soldiers against Rakhine civilians, Fortify Rights said today […]

August 4, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia: End Human Trafficking, Protect Survivors

(Bangkok, July 1, 2016)—Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia failed to sufficiently combat human trafficking and protect survivors last year, Fortify Rights said today […]

July 1, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Release Four “Rohingya Calendar” Political Prisoners

(Yangon, June 17, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally release four men who were convicted and sentenced on Tuesday for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today […]

June 17, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Repeal Household Inspection and Guest Registration Provisions in Law

(Yangon, May 30, 2016)—The Myanmar Parliament should repeal legal provisions that empower authorities to conduct warrantless searches of private homes and require all residents to register overnight houseguests with government officials, Fortify Rights said today […]

May 30, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR: Why the U.S. Should Maintain Existing Sanctions Authority

Fortify RightsIs now the time for the U.S. Government to drop all sanctions on Myanmar (also known as Burma)? A network of corporate lobbyists and business associations are seeking to convince the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on the country by letting the existing sanctions authority expire this month […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S.: Ongoing Atrocity Crimes Against Ethnic Minorities Merit U.S. Sanctions Renewal on Myanmar (Burma)

(Washington, D.C., May 9, 2016)—U.S. President Barack Obama should renew sanctions authority on Myanmar (Burma) for at least another year due to ongoing egregious human rights violations against ethnic minorities in the country, said Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide in a new report published today […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Use of Excessive Force Against Letpadan Protesters

(Yangon, April 14, 2016)—While welcoming the Government of Myanmar’s recent release of political prisoners, Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic urged authorities today to open a formal investigation into the violent police crackdown against protesters in March 2015 in Letpadan […]

April 14, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤