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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violations’ (349 found)

Burma Army must be held accountable for extrajudicial killing of seven villagers in Mong Yaw

On June 25, 2016 about 100 Burmese troops from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 362 arrived at the village of Mong Yang (about 10 kms west of Mong Yaw) from the Namjalarp-Loi Tao area (in the north). From Mong Yang, the troops walked in a line along the road east towards Mong Yaw […]

July 13, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar CSO Shadow Report on Thematic Issues: Violence against Women

This CEDAW Shadow Report is written by CEDAW Action Myanmar (CAM). This working group is established in 2012 and consists of 15 local organizations. The report consists of perceptions of 309 (with 226 women and 83 men) respondents who participated in a survey; along with news from print and social media […]

July 6, 2016  •  By CEDAW Action Myanmar  •  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 ➤

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 ➤

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – BURMA: Tier 3

Human trafficakingBurma is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad. Some Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work abroad—particularly to Thailand and China, as well as other countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States—are subjected to forced labor or sex trafficking […]

June 30, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Human Rights Council: High Commissioner’s reports on human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar and on Sri Lanka

We welcome the High Commissioner’s report on the human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar. Most Rohingya Muslims suffer government persecution, including statelessness and severe restrictions on freedom of movement. Growing ultra-nationalism has spurred discrimination and threats against Rohingya and other Muslims that the authorities have been unwilling to address […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Watch: “They Can Arrest You at Any Time” The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in Burma

HRWThe past five years have been a time of liberalization and change in Burma. The abolition of prior censorship and a loosening of licensing requirements has led to a vibrant press, and the shift from formal military rule has emboldened civil society […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Dismantle Infrastructure of Repression

(Rangoon) – Burma’s new government should use its parliamentary majority to repeal or amend the many military and colonial-era laws used to criminalize peaceful speech and assembly, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today […]

June 29, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on TWO’s Cancelled Press Conference

The Ta’ang Women’s Organization (TWO) was preparing to launch their latest report, “Trained to Torture,” on June 25, 2016, at the Orchid Hotel in Rangoon, Burma. TWO already invited media for the event on the 25th of June. However, authorities intervened and halted the launch of the report and TWO had to cancel their launch plans on the 25th […]

June 27, 2016  •  By Ta'ang Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤