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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Western Burma Chin Report: Village Bulldozed by Burma Government Authorities in Chin State

In August 2016, Free Burma Rangers in Chin State, Western Burma, conducted a follow up relief mission in Falam township to examine the living conditions of those who had been affected by the widespread 2015 rainy season floods […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NGOs’ Open Letter to Barack Obama regarding Sanctions on Burma

We, the undersigned organizations, write to express our concern regarding the recent report by Human Rights Watch that reveals that the U.S. government “plans to announce the lifting of key sanctions during Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Washington, DC,” beginning on September 13.1 Despite the marked democratic progress and peacebuilding activities that have taken place in Burma since last November’s election—which we applaud—there remain a number of pressing issues threatening the stability of the country and its most vulnerable people […]

September 12, 2016  •  By 44 Worldwide Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“A Gentleman’s Agreement”

Women make up just over half of the population in Burma, but have been noticeably absent from nearly four years of peace negotiations to end armed conflict in the country […]

August 25, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the human rights situation in Burma (January – June, 2016)

ND-BurmaIn 2016 ethnic conflict has intensified in many areas of Burma and has seen an increase in human rights violations (HRVs) perpetrated by both the Burma Army and Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Kofi Annan-led Commission on Rakhine State a Welcomed Move

(Yangon, August 24, 2016)—The Government of Myanmar announced yesterday the establishment of a nine-member advisory commission chaired by former U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan to address the situation in Rakhine State […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Arakan Rohingya Union Welcomes the Establishment of the Advisory Commission on Arakan/Rakhine State by the Government of Burma

The Office of the State Counsellor of the Government of Myanmar announced that the Government of Burma is committed to finding lasting solutions to the complex and delicate issues, and will establish an Advisory Commission in Arakan/Rakhine State. A Memorandum of Understanding is reportedly to be signed between the Ministry of Office of the State-Counsellor and the Kofi Annan Foundation […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Arakan Rohingya Union  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New report by Network for Human Rights Documentation-­Burma (ND-­Burma) documents an escalation in Human Rights Violations in the first six months 2016

ND-­-Burma has documented 98 human rights violations in Burma in the first six months of 2016, showing a stark increase from the 84 human rights violations documented throughout the entire year of 2015 […]

August 24, 2016  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Expanding People’ Solidarity for a Just and Inclusive ASEAN Community

Moving forward the regional solidarity agenda, more than 800 representatives1 from ASEAN and non-ASEAN civil society and partner organisations are gathered in Timor Leste at the 11th ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples’ forum (ACSC/APF) 2016, titled “Expanding Peoples’ Solidarity for a Just and Inclusive ASEAN Community”, from 2 – 5 August 2016 […]

August 22, 2016  •  By ASEAN Civil Society Conference/ASEAN Peoples' Forum  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement – Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma): Month in Review (July 2016)

This month 129 sentences were handed down for political reasons, including fines given to 105 farmers for staging a plowing protest. Four political prisoners were released from prison, and a further 110 people, including the aforementioned farmers completed their sentence or had cases against them dropped […]

August 16, 2016  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤