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Posts Tagged ‘Protection of Race and Religion’ (3 found)

Burma: Rights Priorities for New Government

(New York) ­– Burma’s new government led by the National League for Democracy (NLD) should signal human rights are a top priority by presenting a plan of action to begin long-needed reforms, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to new president Htin Kyaw […]

May 4, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Thein Sein’s Chance to Reject Discriminatory Laws

Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi (top centre-L) and members of parliament stand as the Parliament Speaker (unseen) enters during the Union Parliament regular session in Naypyitaw March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun - RTR4UWIT

As the Lower House of Parliament convenes after the dramatic purge of speaker Shwe Mann, it has wasted no time passing two laws that form the package of discriminatory protection of race and religion bills. The first two have already been passed by Parliament earlier this year, and the remaining two, the ‘Religious Conversion Bill’ and the ‘Monogamy Bill’ were approved last week. Now the final passage is just awaiting the decision from President Thein Sein […]

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

End of Mission Statement Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I conclude my third official visit to the country as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar as the country is coming to grips with the scale of destruction and loss of human life caused by the floods. I conveyed my deepest sympathies and profound sadness to all those I met during the mission and wish to renew those sentiments publicly now and particularly to the families of the victims and all those who have been affected by this disaster […]

August 7, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤