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Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya Muslim’ (21 found)

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Issued the Following Statement on Elections in Burma

“I congratulate the people of Burma for coming together on November 8 to participate peacefully in the country’s second nationwide parliamentary election since 2008. The election is an important milestone on the path towards democracy and political reform in Burma, but there is still a long way to go […]

November 10, 2015  •  By US Senator Ben Cardin  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Preliminary Statement: A well-run Election Day and Competitive Polls Mark Myanmar’s Critical 2015 Elections, with Key Legal Reforms and Procedural Improvements still Required

Myanmar has embarked on a historic political reform process. The holding of competitive elections on 8 November 2015, contested by 91 parties and over 6,000 candidates, is an important milestone in the country’s democratic transition. On Election Day, EU observers reported that the voters of Myanmar turned out in large numbers and calmly cast their votes in a generally well-run polling process, with secrecy of the vote respected […]

November 10, 2015  •  By European Union Election Observation Mission  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: There Can be No Democratic Elections Without Respect for Human Rights

(Yangon, 6 November 2015) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the first popular vote due to take place in two days’ time in Myanmar since its transition to a democratic system. “While recognising the importance of the general elections as a path to open democracy, FORUM-ASIA notes with concern the reluctance of the Government to address human rights concerns, including restrictions of political rights that could impact the credibility of the elections,” says Evelyn Balais-Serrano, the Executive Director of FORUM-ASIA […]

November 7, 2015  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Elections Cannot be Considered Inclusive or Credible

YANGON, 6 November 2015 – The legitimacy of Myanmar’s upcoming general election, scheduled for this Sunday, 8 November, has already been profoundly undermined by government decisions in the lead-up to the poll, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

November 6, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma – No Practical Action to End Abuses

Burma Campaign UK today described the draft UN General Assembly Resolution on the situation of human rights in Burma as not reflecting the scale and seriousness of the human rights situation on the ground, or the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar […]

November 6, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Elections Marred by Growing Repression and Rohingya Disenfranchisement

The jailing of peaceful activists, restrictions on free speech, discrimination and the political disenfranchisement of minority groups – in particular the persecuted Rohingya– seriously undermine elections in Myanmar, Amnesty International said ahead of the vote on 8 November […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Give Rohingya Back Their Vote – Stop Genocide Against The Rohingya

100 people joined a protest at the British Foreign Office today calling on the British government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into possible genocide against the Rohingya of Burma […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Fear & Voting in Burma/Myanmar: 2015 Election

On 8 November, up to 32 million Burmese voters will elect representatives to fill 1,171 seats in the National and State/ Division Parliaments. Ninety one political parties will compete for 75% of seats in the legislature, while 25% remain reserved for the Tatmadaw. Despite official promises of a “free and fair” election, multiple flaws continue to undermine the credibility of the process […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Calls for Tolerance and Respect During elections

The disenfranchisement of a significant proportion of the population in Burma, and ongoing human rights violations including discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities, are among the issues of concern ahead of the national elections on 8 November […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Adama Dieng, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide, and Jennifer Welsh, Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect, on the Upcoming Elections in Myanmar

New York, 4 November 2015) The Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Jennifer Welsh, called on the Government of Myanmar to take all possible measures to ensure that the upcoming elections of 8 November are held in a peaceful environment […]

November 4, 2015  •  By United Nations Special Advisers  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤