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Environmental and Economic Justice (103 found)

JICA Continues to Ignore People Affected by Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Burma (Myanmar)

Mekong Watch appalled by JICA decision to provide Investment Financing for SEZ and calls for improved relocation and compensation measures to prevent deterioration of villagers’ living conditions […]

April 25, 2014  •  By Mekong Watch  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

37 Organizations Urge President Obama to Update Blacklist with Respect to Burma

Updated Sanctions Crucial for Responsible US Investment

Today, November 7, 2013, thirty-seven organizations submitted a joint letter to President Barack Obama calling on the US Administration to update the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list with respect to Burma and implement unambiguous criteria for removing and adding persons to the list […]

November 7, 2013  •  By 37 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

ေပါင္းေလာင္းေဒသခံေကာ္မတီႏွင့္ ကယန္မ်ဳိးဆက္သစ္လူငယ္အဖြဲ႕၏ ပူးတြဲသတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ေတာင္ပုိင္း၊ ပ်ဥ္းမနားအေရွ႕ဘက္ ေပါင္းေလာင္းျမစ္ေပၚတြင္ တည္ေဆာက္ ထားေသာ အထက္ေပါင္းေလာင္ဆည္ေၾကာင့္ ျဖစ္ေပၚလာေသာ အက်ဳိးဆက္မ်ားသည္ ျပည္သူ လူထုႏွင့္ ႏုိင္ငံေတာ္ အေပၚမ်ားစြာ ထိခုိက္မႈရွိေနသျဖင့္ ေပါင္းေလာင္းေဒသခံေကာ္မတီ၀င္မ်ားႏွင့္ ကယန္မ်ဳိးဆက္သစ္ လူငယ္အဖြဲ႕မွ ျပင္းထန္စြာ […]

November 4, 2013  •  By Kayan New Generation Youth and ေပါင္းေလာင္းေဒသခံေကာ္မတီ၀င္  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Women’s League of Burma Condemns the Violent Handling and Arrest of Peaceful Women Activists in Monywa

The Women’s League of Burma strongly condemns the violent handling and arrest of Naw Ohn Hla and nine other women who were staging a peaceful protest against the Letpadaung copper mine in Monywa on August 13 […]

August 14, 2013  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Extractive and Environmental Governance in Need of Overhaul

A new report released by Shwe Gas Movement today reveals glaring weaknesses in Burma’s legal framework regarding the extractive industries, resulting in human rights abuses, environmental damage and poor revenue distribution. A panel of experts was convened today to present the findings of the report […]

July 17, 2013  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Land Loss Resident in Dawei to Sue ITD

Villagers oppose Dawei-Kanchanaburi road Sept 2012 © dawei.blogspot.comThe Dawei Watch Group has said that a local resident is planning to sue the Italian-Thai Construction Company (ITD) for losses incurred when the Thai firm built a highway through his land in Yay Phyu Township.

Win Lwin Oo says he lost two acres of farmland because of the highway construction which leads from the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Tanintharyi Region to Kanchanaburi in Thailand […]

June 24, 2013  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Investors Need Robust Rights Safeguards

American companies investing in Burma should not let new US government reporting requirements lull them into complacency on human rights concerns. The US “Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment” in Burma went into effect on May 23, 2013. Doing business in Burma involves various human rights risks that the US rules do not fully address […]

May 24, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement on Good Governance and Transparency in the Energy Sector

The energy sector plays a vital role in the economies of both our countries. If properly managed, oil and gas revenues can make an important contribution to economic development, and the sector can help supply the electricity needed to grow the economy, including to run businesses, schools, and hospitals. Managing the energy sector transparently and in line with international best practices is an objective of both our governments […]

May 20, 2013  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Lowest Ranking Nation in Resource Governance: Revenue Watch Institute

Myanmar was given the lowest resource governance ranking in the world according to a new index, released by the Revenue Watch Institute. The Shwe Gas Movement, which monitors Burmese natural resources, stated the result shows it is premature to invest in the resource rich […]

May 15, 2013  •  By Shwe Gas Movement  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Local Residents at Ramree Island Regarding Shwe Gas Project, Deep Sea Port, and Oil and Gas Pipeline

Construction of Daewoo’s Shwe gas project, as well as CNPC’s Maday deep sea port and oil and gas pipeline have damaged our (local people’s) livelihoods and environment in Kyauk Phu Township since 2009. Additionally, there has been ongoing forcible land confiscation, providing no compensation or a limited amount of compensation for the confiscated rice farms and lands […]

May 2, 2013  •  By Kyauk Phyu Community Based Organizations and Villages  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤