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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Religion’ (51 found)

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – Burma: 2016 Annual Report

In 2015, peaceful elections ended more than 50 years of military-controlled government in Burma, yet the new government faces myriad human rights chal-lenges. Throughout the year, Burma’s government and non-state actors continued to violate religious freedom; these violations became a defining element of the campaign season […]

August 15, 2016  •  By United States Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The government adopted a package of four laws that many local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said were an infringement on religious freedom and other basic rights […]

August 10, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Anti Muslim violence in Thuyethamain village on 23rd June 2016

A group of 11 people from Thuyethamain village sent a complaint letter to the Township Development Committee on 6 June, stating that they suspected that a warehouse under construction in the village was actually projected to be used as an Islamic school […]

July 19, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Ma Ba Tha Receives Long Overdue Admonishment

MBT-complaintThe ultranationalist Buddhist organization, the Ma Ba Tha also known as the Association of the Protection of Race and Religion, has received considerable pressure during the past two weeks […]

July 18, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Government Under UN Scrutiny on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

Minority-WomenThe Burma Government submitted its first periodic report under National League for Democracy (NLD) leadership to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women on 6 July […]

July 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government’s first 100 days fail to impress on human rights

Paris, Bangkok, 10 July 2016: Despite encouraging steps, Burma’s new government failed to impress in key human rights areas during its first 100 days in office, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

July 10, 2016  •  By FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: NGOS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over ten other organisations working for human rights in Burma, today calls on the government of Burma to take urgent action to protect vulnerable religious minorities in the country, following two recent violent attacks on Muslims […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSOs Call For Investigation of Attacks on Muslim Places of Worship

RANGOON — Civil society organizations (CSOs) urged the government to investigate recent attacks on Muslim places of worship in Pegu Division and Kachin State, calling to protect the rights of religious minorities, according to a joint statement on Tuesday […]

July 5, 2016  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN MPs: Myanmar government must take action in response to anti-Muslim violence

JAKARTA, 4 July 2016 — Two recent attacks on mosques in Myanmar have again raised questions about the commitment of the Myanmar government to tackle rising anti-Muslim sentiment and the hate speech that fans it, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

July 4, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of mission statement by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my fourth official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. I would like to thank the Government of Myanmar for its invitation and for granting me an extended visit of twelve days […]

July 1, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤