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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Women’s League of Burma: Stop All Forms of Violence to End Violence Against Women

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, at the 83rdsession of the 54thUnited Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as “the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women […]”

November 25, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

MNHRC at the Crossroads; “Alibi” of the Government or Ally of the People?

Report-on-MNHRCLast week, a fact-finding mission comprised of the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (Forum-Asia) and Burma Partnership released a statement on the impact and effectiveness of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC). The statement reflected the conclusions drawn from a mission conducted from 16-18 November, 2015. The statement noted serious concerns relating to issues of credibility, a lack of adherence to the Paris Principles, a failure to engage with repressive legislation in Burma, and an inability to effectively counter widespread human rights abuses such as land confiscation […]

November 24, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Humanitarian Crisis Update and Key Messages for Kachin State and Northern Shan State

The Joint Strategy Team (JST) for Humanitarian Response in Kachin and Northern Shan State would like to raise its deepest concern over the recent increases of clashes and military actions near the Central Shan State and Moenyin in Kachin State which have created new displacements over 10,000 civilian population. JST would like to request your urgent action and support for the safety and protection of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) as well as ensuring unhindered and continuing humanitarian access and assistance for the IDPs […]

November 20, 2015  •  By Joint Strategy Team  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Shelling and Aerial Bombing of 6,000 Civilians in Mong Nawng Town are War Crimes

The Shan Human Rights Foundation strongly condemns the Burma Army shelling and aerial bombing of Mong Nawng town in central Shan State between November 9 and 12, 2015. The firing of shells and bombs directly into the centre of this densely populated town of 6,000 people, damaging houses and causing civilian injury, meets the definition […]

November 20, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ADN Statement on Myanmar’s National Election of November 8, 2015

The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) congratulates the people of Myanmar for their enthusiastic and peaceful participation in the historic national elections that took place on November 8, 2015. This general election was the first multi-party elections in 25 years since the 1990 general elections. With the suggested voter turnout at 80%, it is highly commendable that the people of Myanmar have exercised their civic duty as voters […]

November 19, 2015  •  By Asia Democracy Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End of Mission Statement on the Impact and Effectiveness of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC)

A joint fact-finding mission conducted from 16-18 November 2015 by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on NHRIs (ANNI), and Burma Partnership to inquire into the impact and effectiveness of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) was completed today […]

November 18, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership and Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ဗမာႏိုင္ငံလံုးဆိုင္ရာ ေက်ာင္းသားသမဂၢမ်ားအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ အသိေပး ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

ႏိုင္ငံေရး အက်ဥ္းသားမ်ား ျပန္လည္ လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးအတြက္ အစာငတ္ခံတိုက္ပြဲဝင္ေနေသာ ကိုေအာင္မိႈင္းဆန္း ႏွင့္ တကြ ရဲေဘာ္ အားလံုး သည္ အစာငတ္ခံ တိုက္ပြဲဝင္ေနျခင္း ကို ယာယီ အားျဖင့္ ရပ္ဆိုင္းလိုက္ပါသည္ […]

November 17, 2015  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Malaysia: Rohingya Refugees Hope for Little and Receive Less

RohingyaIt’s been six months since as many as 1,000 Rohingya fleeing from Myanmar died in the Andaman Sea. And still, neighboring nations remain resistant to recognizing the Rohingya people’s rights as refugees. Even after neighboring governments met earlier this year and agreed to protect the Rohingya at sea, no nation has taken a leadership role in permitting them to disembark from boats safely and legally. The absence of a regional plan leaves the Rohingya vulnerable to the challenges of a perilous sea voyage, and further strands those Rohingya who have lived in Malaysia and other regional nations for up to three generations without legal rights or protection. Without a doubt, Myanmar is creating this crisis […]

November 17, 2015  •  By Refugees International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤