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Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya Muslims’ (7 found)

U.S.: Lifting Sanctions on Myanmar Puts Human Rights Progress At Risk

YANGON, September 15, 2016)—A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on Myanmar could pose a threat to peace, the democratic transition, and the protection of human rights in the country, Fortify Rights said today. An Executive Order must be issued for sanctions to be lifted, which President Obama said will happen “soon […]”

September 15, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom – Burma: 2016 Annual Report

In 2015, peaceful elections ended more than 50 years of military-controlled government in Burma, yet the new government faces myriad human rights chal-lenges. Throughout the year, Burma’s government and non-state actors continued to violate religious freedom; these violations became a defining element of the campaign season […]

August 15, 2016  •  By United States Commission on International Religious Freedom  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Law on Minorities’ Right to Self-Identify

The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim minority concentrated in Rakhine State (also known as Arkan State) in Myanmar. According to the late Gordon Luce and Than Tun, leading historians of pre-colonial Burma, stone inscriptions dating back to 1400 AD establish the historical presence of the Rohingya people in what is today western Burma […]

August 8, 2016  •  By Destination Justice  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: NGOS URGE GOVERNMENT TO PROTECT RELIGIOUS MINORITIES

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), together with over ten other organisations working for human rights in Burma, today calls on the government of Burma to take urgent action to protect vulnerable religious minorities in the country, following two recent violent attacks on Muslims […]

July 5, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia: End Human Trafficking, Protect Survivors

(Bangkok, July 1, 2016)—Myanmar, Thailand, and Malaysia failed to sufficiently combat human trafficking and protect survivors last year, Fortify Rights said today […]

July 1, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – BURMA: Tier 3

Human trafficakingBurma is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad. Some Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work abroad—particularly to Thailand and China, as well as other countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States—are subjected to forced labor or sex trafficking […]

June 30, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Human Rights Council: High Commissioner’s reports on human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar and on Sri Lanka

We welcome the High Commissioner’s report on the human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Burma/Myanmar. Most Rohingya Muslims suffer government persecution, including statelessness and severe restrictions on freedom of movement. Growing ultra-nationalism has spurred discrimination and threats against Rohingya and other Muslims that the authorities have been unwilling to address […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤