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Posts Tagged ‘Military Engagement’ (63 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 ➤

Karen State September 2016 Conflict: The Real Motivations Behind Renewed War

karen-rivers-watchWhile the Burmese government and Karen leaders are holding historic peace talks in Naypyidaw, the Burma Army and its Border Guard Force (BGF) wages war in Karen State to expand its control over Karen territories, in order to push for an environmentally and socially destructive hydropower project on the Salween River – the Hatgyi Dam […]

September 29, 2016  •  By Karen Rivers Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Legal Analysis Statement on current armed conflict in Karen State from the perspective of human rights and the rule of law vis-a-vis the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Since the second week of September 2016, fighting has resumed between the DKBA and Burmese Army and its subsidiary Karen Border Guard Force. This can erode the trust of ethnic nationalities in the government and Burmese military leaders who are taking the leading role in the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) process […]

September 19, 2016  •  By Legal Aid Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen National Union Statement on Military Activities by Government Tatmadaw (Army) and BGF Forces in Mae Thawaw Region in Contact with Pa-an and Papun Districts

The Karen National Union (KNU) has signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement with the Union of Myanmar Government and has given priority to the peace processes and has been undertaking the realization of them with the Union Government, including the Tatmadaw […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Armed Forces and Democratization in Myanmar: Why the U.S. Military Should Engage the Tatmadaw

Even after the November 2015 landslide electoral victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy the armed forces of Myanmar (Burma) continue to be the country’s most powerful political institution […]

September 13, 2016  •  By Center for Strategic and International Studies  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Latest Burma Army attack on strategic SSPP/SSA mountain base stokes fears of major war escalation

SHRF strongly condemns the recent Burma Army attack on a strategic mountain base of the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in Tangyan township, causing about 100 villagers to flee their homes, and stoking fears of significant war escalation and new displacement […]

September 8, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Attacks Against the Kachin, Shan and Ta’ang Escalate as Peace Talks Near

The conflict in Kachin state continues to escalate in Kachin State and Northern Shan State. Clashes and infantry assaults backed by mortar attacks are now a daily occurrence, and civilians are frequently caught in the crossfire […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines

Burmese government troops committed serious human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest, torture and killing of local villagers, during their offensive to drive out the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) from the coal mining area of Nam Ma, Hsipaw township, launched on May 18, 2016 […]

August 2, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar government announces ground-breaking reforms of toxic jade business

Myanmar’s new government has announced a major shake up to licensing of its multi-billion dollar jade and gems business. This historic move follows work by Global Witness, Kachin Development Networking Group (KDNG), the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) and other Kachin State and Myanmar civil society actors and parliamentarians to expose widespread abuses at the heart of a vast, deeply corrupt trade […]

July 28, 2016  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in 12 civilian deaths and 29 injuries. By comparison, in all of 2015, 8 documented incidents led to 4 deaths and 18 injuries […]

July 14, 2016  •  By Geneva Call  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤