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Posts Tagged ‘National League for Democracy’ (266 found)

Protection of People Must be Priority in Burma’s Protracted Peace Process

In a new briefing paper titled, “Protection of People Must be Priority in Burma’s Protracted Peace Process” released to mark Union Day, Burma Partnership highlights how the peace process of the Thein Sein Government has been unsuccessful, ultimately leading to many powerful ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) refusing to sign the nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA). It also resulted in a call by civil society organizations to postpone the Union Peace Conference […]

February 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Lease of Life in Burma Parliament but Political Prisoners Left Behind

20150330MyanmarPolice7_article_main_imageOptimism swept over Burma this past week as hopes for historic changes to the country heightened with the start of the new Parliament dominated by the National League for Democracy (NLD) […]

February 9, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sticks and Stones: Hate Speech Narratives and Facilitators in Myanmar

Sticks and StonesConditions for Muslims have steadily declined in Myanmar, with the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine State facing the gravest threat. In 2012, the country was rocked by the worst sectarian violence in over 50 years, resulting in over 200 killed and 140,000 displaced, most of them being the Rohingya […]

February 5, 2016  •  By C4ADS  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Land Confiscations and Collective Action in Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone Area: Implications for Rural Democratization

colloquiumcoverThe recent political and economic liberalization in Burma/Myanmar, while indicative of some positive steps toward democratisation, has increased foreign and domestic investments and geared the economy toward industrialisation and large-scale agriculture. Land governance procedures and implementation tend to favour the more powerful and well-connected, with little protection mechanism for the majority smallholding farmers in the country.

February 4, 2016  •  By International Institute of Social Studies  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD’s Trip into the Murky World of the Drugs Trade

DrugsAs the new Parliament sits for the first time in Naypyidaw, the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) choice of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) member, T Khun Myat, as deputy lower house speaker demonstrates the intricate and complex web that links the USDP, the Burma Army, the drugs trade, and paramilitary drug militias as well as the dangerous ground the NLD treads in attempting to form a government of national reconciliation […]

February 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Scrap or Amend new Law that could Grant Immunity to Former Presidents

Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed today which could grant former presidents immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, said Amnesty International […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Election Points Path to Rights Progress

(New York, January 27, 2016) – Burma’s peaceful elections were the high point of a year that saw the overall human rights situation in the country stagnate, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under Aung San Suu Kyi won an overwhelming victory in structurally […]

January 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD Face Major Challenges as Lack of Rule of Law Perpetuates Impunity

studentsJust months before the end of the President Thein Sein Government, a series of events and issues publicized over the past week demonstrate the pressing need for reforms to establish rule of law in Burma […]

January 26, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revolving Door of Political Prisoners Keeps Spinning

Burma Campaign UK welcomes the release of around 52 political prisoners this week. Burma Campaign UK has been welcoming the release of political prisoners in Burma for more than 20 years […]

January 23, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Political Prisoner Amnesty Falls Short

(New York) ­– Yesterday’s limited release of political prisoners in Burma leaves many others in prison and is undermined by the ongoing arrests and imprisonment of activists, with hundreds still facing trial, Human Rights Watch said today. Burma’s international supporters should demand the release of all remaining political prisoners and an end to politically motivated arrests and trials […]

January 22, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤