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Posts Tagged ‘Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic’ (6 found)

Myanmar: Hold police Accountable for Crackdown at Letpadan, Free Wrongfully Imprisoned Protesters

(YANGON—October 10, 2015) Myanmar police officers used excessive force during a crackdown on protesters and arrested more than 100 individuals in Letpadan, Bago Region in March, according to a new report released today by Fortify Rights and the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (“the Clinic”). Authorities should release individuals wrongfully detained for exercising their rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, the organizations said […]

October 10, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Father of Slain School-Girl

(Bangkok, December 18, 2014)— Authorities in Myanmar should drop criminal charges against human rights defender Shayam Brang Shawng, said Fortify Rights and five leading international human rights organizations in an open letter to President Thein Sein published today. Brang Shawng, 49, faces two or more years in prison for filing a complaint with the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) that alleged the Myanmar Army was responsible for the death of his 14-year-old ethnic-Kachin daughter, Ja Seng Ing […]

December 18, 2014  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Karen Community Based Organizations Welcoming the Release By The International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School of, “War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Myanmar” It’s Time For Justice

The Karen people have suffered decades of abuse at the hands of the various forms of the Burmese dictatorship and Burmese military. We have grown up witnessing rape, murder, forced labor, destruction of villages, bombing of civilians and a wide variety of other human rights abuses. We know there are those who ordered those abuses who continue to serve in the highest levels of the Government of Burma and in the Burmese military. We live this experience. We continue to seek a full investigation and the prosecution of those responsible.

December 16, 2014  •  By Karen Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter: To President Thein Sein

December 08, 2014 President Thein Sein President’s Office Nay Pyi Taw Republic of the Union of Myanmar Re: Prosecution of Shayam Brang Shawng Dear President Thein Sein, We write to you to express our concerns about the criminal prosecution of Shayam Brang Shawng (hereinafter Brang Shawng), an ethnic Kachin resident of Sut Ngai Yang village, […]

December 8, 2014  •  By Amnesty International and Fortify Rights and Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic and Human Rights Watch and International Commission of Jurists and Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

POLICY MEMORANDUM: Preventing Indiscriminate Attacks and Wilful Killings of Civilians by the Myanmar Military

HRCThe International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School released Policy Memorandum: Preventing Indiscriminate Attacks and Wilful Killings of Civilians by the Myanmar Militarydescribing a pattern of attacks that has unfolded over several decades. The memorandum identifies the policies and practices that give rise to such attacks and proposes a practical program of reform […]

March 24, 2014  •  By Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crimes in Burma

A report based on an analysis of UN documents – including UN General Assembly and Commission on Human Rights resolutions, as well as reports from several different Special Rapporteurs – indicate that Burma’s military regime may be committing crimes against humanity and war crimes prosecutable under international law.  The report concludes with a call for […]

May 1, 2009  •  By Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤