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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Burma Partnership Celebrates Continuing Regional Solidarity for Burma and Embraces the Work Ahead for Progressive Voice

[Rangoon, 10 October 2016] – Today, after reflecting on ten years of work coordinating the regional solidarity movement for human rights and democracy in Burma, Burma Partnership (BP) announced its discontinuation and the establishment of ‘Progressive Voice,’ a new participatory, rights-based research and advocacy organization, born out of Burma Partnership […]

October 10, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Time for a Paris-Principles Compliant National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar

The Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), together with its member, Burma Partnership (BP) deplores recent actions taken by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) in urging the victims in a high-profile child torture case to pursue financial settlement instead of proper legal action. ANNI and BP also wish to reiterate the need to further strengthen the Commission in order to fully comply with the Paris Principles […]

September 30, 2016  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Commission in Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ann Din Coal Power Plant: Local Movement and Action to Preserve and Protect Natural Resources and Land: Mon IDP Report Case Study #4

invisiblelives-case-study-4-700x5252xThe following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and in Moulmein on August 15th […]

September 28, 2016  •  By Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: CSW URGES RAKHINE STATE GOVERNMENT TO HALT PLANS TO DEMOLISH ROHINGYA MOSQUES

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today calls on the Rakhine (Arakhan) State Government, Burma, to halt plans to demolish more than 3,000 buildings associated with the Rohingya population on the pretext that they have been built illegally. This includes 12 mosques and 35 madrasas in the Muslim-majority townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung […]

September 27, 2016  •  By Christian Wolidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Latest Human Rights Abuse Case Demonstrates Urgent Need to Reform the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

mnhrc-parliamentThis past week, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) sparked outrage for failing to provide an adequate response to a case involving the abuse of two young domestic helpers in Rangoon. The victims, Ma San Kay Khaing, 17, and Ma Tha Zin, 16 reported being both physically and psychologically abused by members of the family-owned Ava tailoring shop that employed them […]

September 27, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“Prison Conditions in Burma and The Potential for Prison Reform” Report

cover-english-repordAs Burma emerges from decades of authoritarian rule and international isolation, the issue of human rights and human rights abuses has been of large concern to many actors involved. Holding those accountable for crimes committed in the past has been at the forefront for many observers […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hpa-an Situation Update: Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, March to May 2016

This Situation Update describes events occurring in Hlaingbwe and Paingkyon townships, Hpa-an District between March and May 2016, including the building of stupas, road construction, taxation and healthcare […]

September 26, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP launches report entitled ‘Prison Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) has today – 25 September 2016 – published a report entitled ‘Prisons Conditions in Burma and the Potential for Prison Reform’. The report will be available on AAPP’s website in English and Burmese […]

September 25, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

STOP PLNS TO DEMOLISH MOSQUES, MADRASAS AND ROHINGYAS’ HOUSES

We, the undersigned organizations, strongly condemned the Arakan (Rakhine) State government’s plans to demolish more than 3000 Rohingyas’ buildings, including 12 mosques and 35 madrasas, in the townships of Maungdaw and Buthidaung, under the pretext of illegal construction […]

September 23, 2016  •  By 11 Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Continue UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma

We are concerned by information we have received that the European Union has decided not to go ahead with a resolution on human rights in Burma at the current session of the UN General Assembly[…]

September 19, 2016  •  By Members and Observers of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤