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Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya Muslim’ (21 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 ➤

Rohingya Representative meets Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee at the UN Human Rights Council

Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), met with Ms. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma in Geneva today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organization UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Annual Report Country Entry 2016

Authorities failed to address rising religious intolerance and incitement to discrimination and violence against Muslims, allowing hardline Buddhist nationalist groups to grow in power and influence ahead of the November general elections […]

February 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ICTJ Paper Looks at Range of Options for Dealing with Myanmar’s Troubled Past

YANGON, December 9, 2015—With hopes running high after the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in November, a new paper by the International Center for Transitional Justice calls on the soon-to-be-established Burmese government to seriously consider taking steps to deal with Myanmar’s troubled past as a wayto help end the cycle of violence and human rights violations in the conflict-torn country […]

December 9, 2015  •  By International Center for Transitional Justice  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Post-Election Transition is a Potential Watershed for Reform Efforts, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the recent elections in Burma […]

November 17, 2015  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Refugee Crisis and Freedom of Expression Must be Tackled at ASEAN Summit

Southeast Asian leaders meeting this week in Malaysia must urgently prioritize a coordinated plan to help the thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are forced to risk abuse and death at sea, said Amnesty International […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“There is no Turning Back in Myanmar,” says UN Human Rights Expert after Elections

GENEVA (16 November 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee today welcomed the recent elections in Myanmar as “a new chapter in the country’s history” and reaffirmed her commitment to work with all parties to improve the human rights situation for all in Myanmar. “The people have expressed the will for change. There is no turning back now,” Ms. Lee stressed […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: UN General Assembly Resolution still Needed in Light of Ongoing Serious Human Rights Situation

Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) call on all UN member states to recognize the continued need for a resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in light of the ongoing human rights violations taking place in the country […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Overcoming all Obstacles, the NLD Surges to a Decisive Victory

Election in MyanmarIt is clear that the National League for Democracy (NLD) will be the next ruling party of Burma, as the Union Election Commission (UEC) continues to release periodic updates on the official results of the historic election. The most recent and official release of information has put the NLD as the victor in 291 of the declared seats in the Union Parliament, with the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) claiming only in 33 seats so far […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APHR Statement on Myanmar Election

As parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia, we congratulate the people of Myanmar on their participation in a peaceful and historic vote, and we look forward to welcoming our newly elected colleagues from Myanmar as partners in the realization of a truly people-centered ASEAN Community […]

November 12, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤