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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Anti Muslim violence in Thuyethamain village on 23rd June 2016

A group of 11 people from Thuyethamain village sent a complaint letter to the Township Development Committee on 6 June, stating that they suspected that a warehouse under construction in the village was actually projected to be used as an Islamic school […]

July 19, 2016  •  By Burma Human Rights Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government’s first 100 days fail to impress on human rights

Paris, Bangkok, 10 July 2016: Despite encouraging steps, Burma’s new government failed to impress in key human rights areas during its first 100 days in office, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

July 10, 2016  •  By FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Special Rapporteur’s Visit Highlight ongoing Human Rights Issues in Burma

Yanghee-LeeLast week, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, Ms. Yanghee Lee, completed a 12-day tour of Burma – the first visit of its kind under the new NLD-led Government […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Committing to Women’s Rights During Burma’s Peace Process

Last week in Burma’s commercial capital, Rangoon, the Ta-ang Women’s Organization had to cancel the launch of a report because the authorities deemed its subject matter too sensitive […]

July 6, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

End Impunity: A Call for Accountability for Crimes against Religious Minorities in Myanmar

On June 23, a violent group of people destroyed a mosque in Thaye Thamain village, Bago Region, and on July 1, a similar mob of people destroyed a Muslim prayer hall in Lone Khin village, Kachin State. In each of these cases, the authorities have failed to hold perpetrators accountable […]

July 5, 2016  •  By 19 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Destruction of Religious Buildings

(Yangon, July 5, 2016) – The Government of Myanmar should conduct a formal investigation into the recent destruction of religious buildings in Kachin State and Bago Region, 19 nongovernmental organizations in Myanmar said today in a statement. The statement represents a collective show of support from Myanmar civil society for victims of religiously motivated violence in the country […]

July 5, 2016  •  By 19 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Committee to Review Myanmar’s Record on Women’s Rights

GENEVA (30 June 2016) – Myanmar’s record on women’s rights will be examined by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on 7 July. Myanmar has ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so is reviewed regularly by the Committee on how it is implementing the Convention […]

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

New Report: Military Confiscation of Burmese Ancestral Land in Karenni State

Karenni Social Development CentreThis report is based on direct testimony provided through interviews with 40 villagers between February 16 and March 28, 2015 […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Karenni Social Development Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Call Rohingya People “Rohingya”

As organisations representing Rohingya people in 9countries, we express our deep concern and disappointment at the decision by the European Union not to use our name when referring to us […]

June 27, 2016  •  By 10 Burmese Rohingya Organisations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The Network for Human Rights-Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), Wimutti Volunteer Group (WVG), Ta’ang Women Organisation (TWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for acknowledgment and rehabilitation of torture survivors […]

June 26, 2016  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation, Asia Justice and Rights, Ta'ang Women's OrganizationBurma and Wimutti Volunteer Group  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤