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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Association’ (43 found)

UN Expert Kiai to Present Report Comparing Treatment of Business and Civil Society to General Assembly

NEW YORK – United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai will appear before the UN General Assembly on Oct. 27 to present his latest report, which compares States’ treatment of businesses and civil society, with an eye towards elevating conditions for the latter […]

October 26, 2015  •  By United Nations Special Rapporteur  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Almost 100 Prisoners of Conscience Behind Bars Ahead of Elections Following Intensifying Repression

Myanmar’s authorities have been locking up and harassing scores of peaceful activists as part of an intensifying and far-reaching crackdown ahead of November’s elections, Amnesty International said as it launched a new campaign to free prisoners of conscience today […]

October 8, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (12/2015)ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္ ၁၀-၃-၂၀၁၅ တြင္ လက္ပံတန္းျမိဳ႔၍ အမ်ိဳးသား ပညာေရးဥပေဒ ျပင္ဆင္ေပးေရးအတြက္ ဆႏၵျပေသာ သပိတ္စစ္ေၾကာင္းအား ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲတပ္ဖဲြ႔မွ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခဲ့မႈႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ၁၀-၃-၂၀၁၅ ေန႔တြင္ ပဲခူးတုိင္းေဒသၾကီး၊ လက္ပံတန္းျမိဳ႔၌ အမ်ိဳးသားပညာေရးဥပေဒျပင္ဆင္ေရးအတြက္ ဆႏၵျပခဲ့ေသာ သပိတ္စစ္ေၾကာင္းအား ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲတပ္ဖြဲ႔မွ ဖမ္းဆီးထိန္းသိမ္းခဲ့ရာတြင္ တာ၀န္အရလုပ္ေဆာင္ျခင္းထက္ ပိုလြန္၍ေဆာင္ရြက္ေၾကာင္း၊ အသက္အႏၱရာယ္ထိခုိက္ေစႏိုင္သည့္ ေနရာမ်ားကို ရုိက္ႏွက္ေၾကာင္း၊ အဓိကရုဏ္း ႏွိမ္းႏွင္းေရး အဆင့္မ်ားအတိုင္း ေဆာင္ရြက္မႈမရွိေၾကာင္း၊ အခ်ိဳ႔ရဲတပ္ဖဲြ႔၀င္မ်ားက အမိန္႔မနာခံဘဲ လုပ္ေဆာင္ေၾကာင္း၊ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းစြာ စုေ၀းျခင္းႏွင့္ စီတန္းလွည့္လည္ျခင္းဆုိင္ရာဥပေဒျဖင့္ တရားစြဲဆုိရမည့္အစား ရာဇသတ္ၾကီးဥပေဒ ပုဒ္မမ်ားျဖင့္ တရားစဲြဆုိေၾကာင္း သသည့္တုိင္တန္းခ်က္မ်ားကုိ မွတ္တမ္းတင္စာအုပ္စာတမ္းမ်ား၊ ဗြီဒီယိုတိပ္ေခြ မ်ားႏွင့္အတူ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသား လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္က ရရွိခဲ့ပါသျဖင့္ ေကာ္မရွင္အဖြဲ႔၀င္ ၃ ဦး ပါ၀င္ေသာ စုံစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရးအဖဲြ႔ကုိ ဖဲြ႔စည္း၍ စုံစမ္းစစ္ေဆးခဲ့ပါသည္ […]

September 11, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Discussion on LGBTs in Mandalay During the 13thMandalay Region Parliamentary Session

Myanmar LGBT Rights Network seriously condemns the Mandalay Region Parliamentary discussion on cracking down on transgender women and gay people in their 13th Parliamentary session on August, 2015, as it can cause more arbitrary arrests of transgender women and gay people in Mandalay […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Myanmar LGBT Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP and FPPS call for the Release of the Graffiti Students

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) and the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS) express great concern over the treatment of student activists Naing Ye Wai, Aung San Oo, Jit Tu and Nyan Lin Htet who are currently being held in solitary confinement in punishment cells in Obo prison as a result of the recent hunger strike they launched in response to the denial of their request for bail to attend their exams […]

August 26, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners and Former Political Prisoners Society  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of Mission Statement Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I conclude my third official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as the country is coming to grips with the scale of destruction and loss of human life caused by the floods. I conveyed my deepest sympathies and profound sadness to all those I met during the mission and wish to renew those sentiments publicly now and particularly to the families of the victims and all those who have been affected by this disaster […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Release of all Human Rights Defenders and Political Prisoners is a Benchmark for Free and Fair Elections

Human Rights Violation in BurmaBurma Partnership and the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) released the joint report, “How to Defend the Defenders? A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms” on 25 July 2015. The report highlights the key threats that human rights defenders (HRDs) in Burma face, including oppressive legislation, a corrupt judiciary, violence and a lack of protection, as well as providing policy recommendations to relevant actors. The report points to a picture of a deteriorating human rights situation, in which the authorities are often the main perpetrators or are at least complicit in targeting, oppressing, stifling, controlling and silencing HRDs and the valuable work they carry out.

One of the key tools of repression used by the government, the report highlighted, was the use of Section 18 of the Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act (the Assembly Law), among other pieces of legislation. As stated by Bo Kyi, Joint Secretary of AAPP, “The Assembly Law continues to be used extensively by the authorities as a tool to imprison and silence HRDs… the legal system is being used to develop and implement oppressive laws, a practice that signifies the real need for legislative and judicial reform in Burma.” […]

July 29, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: End Clampdown on Student Protesters and Supporters

Authorities in Myanmar must end their on-going clampdown on student protesters and their supporters, said Amnesty International today […]

April 23, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Official Statement of Detained Student Protesters and Supporters

Released to fellow students and general public by Community-Based Legal Assistance Network as requested officially by the detainees

April 23, 2015  •  By Detained Student Protesters and Supporters  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤