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Posts Tagged ‘Freedom of Speech’ (12 found)

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 ➤

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 ➤

Film Censorship in Burma Underlines Existing Limits on Freedom of Expression

IgorThis past week, the film Twilight Over Burma: My Life as a Shan Princess was prevented from screening at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival by Burma’s film censorship board […]

June 22, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Proposed Assembly Law Falls Short

(New York) – Burma’s parliament should amend a proposed law on public protest to better protect rights to peaceful assembly and free expression, Human Rights Watch said today […]

May 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Free Burmese Interfaith Activists

Burma Campaign UK today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Zaw Zaw Latt ,Pwint Phyu Latt and Zaw Win Bo, and urged the Burmese government to reform the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee and to ensure the release of Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt, Zaw Win Bo and all remaining political prisoners in Burma […]

April 29, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APHR: Release of Political Prisoners in Myanmar Represents a Positive Step

JAKARTA, 11 April 2016 — Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia welcomed the release of over 100 political prisoners in Myanmar, expressing their hope that the long-awaited move represents a sign of the new government’s commitment to addressing the country’s human rights challenges […]

April 11, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

More Arrests on Trumped Up Charges as Outgoing Government’s Term Approaches End

Activists-on-NilarAs Burma prepares for the upcoming annual cross-examination by the UN Human Rights Council on 14 March, 2016, 121 civil society organizations wrote to member and observer states requesting them to maintain the country under Agenda Item 4 (“Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention”) and urged the extension of the Special Rapporteur mandate at this critical juncture in the country […]

March 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Growing Political Prisoner Population

(Bangkok) ­– Burmese authorities should immediately drop all politically motivated charges against hundreds of detainees and unconditionally release them, Human Rights Watch said today. President Thein Sein should fulfill pledges he made over three years ago to free all of the country’s political prisoners […]

January 17, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Half Empty: Burma’s Political Parties and their Human Rights Commitments

Half empty report by FIDH On 8 November 2015, Burma’s electorate will vote for the representatives who will sit in Parliament from 201b to 2021. The polls are anticipated to usher in a Parliament that will be markedly different from the body that was installed as a result of the November 2010 election and the April 2012 by–elections […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s 2015 Elections and the 2008 Constitution

With elections scheduled in Burma on 8 November, this briefing contains detailed analysis of what is likely to happen after election day, the process of the elections, and key election statistics […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤