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Maran Gam and Zau La’s Case Must be Reviewed

Burma Campaign UK today called for the urgent reform of Burma’s Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee and to review the cases of Maran Gam and Zau La […]

June 1, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Taking the EU-Myanmar Partnership to the Next Level: An EU Strategy in Support of Myanmar’s Reforms

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a Joint Communication that sets out a vision for ambitious and forward-looking EU engagement with Myanmar as the country’s transition enters its next phase […]

June 1, 2016  •  By European Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Repeal Household Inspection and Guest Registration Provisions in Law

(Yangon, May 30, 2016)—The Myanmar Parliament should repeal legal provisions that empower authorities to conduct warrantless searches of private homes and require all residents to register overnight houseguests with government officials, Fortify Rights said today […]

May 30, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Mae Tao Clinic’s New Facilities to Continue Providing Healthcare Services to the Displaced and Migrant Community of Burma

On 28 May, 2016, Mae Tao Clinic (MTC) opened its new and improved health service facilities in Mae Sot, Thailand. The grand opening is a culmination of years of partnership, work and unwavering efforts made by MTC and its partners to provide the best free healthcare services in multiple languages for displaced and migrant communities from Burma […]

May 28, 2016  •  By Mae Tao Clinic  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of PSLF/TNLA Requesting Sanghas, Elders and People for Avoiding Racial Conflict

Today, May 28, 2016, as over a thousand local Shan people held protest in Kyauk-me Town and one-sidedly opposed our Ta’ang National Liberation Army with all kinds of accusations, we have learnt that our Ta’ang Sanghas, elders and people have become upset and they would like to make a certain response […]

May 28, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front (PSLF/TNLA)  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Proposed Assembly Law Falls Short

(New York) – Burma’s parliament should amend a proposed law on public protest to better protect rights to peaceful assembly and free expression, Human Rights Watch said today […]

May 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Battlefields to refuge: the Salween Peace Park in Burma’s Karen State

MUTRAW DISTRICT, KAREN STATE, BURMA–Can a battlefield be turned into an indigenous-run protected area for scores of endangered species like tigers, gibbons and wild cattle? Yes it can, according to almost 300 local leaders, ethnic soldiers and activists gathered May 23-26 for a consultation in this remote mountainous corner of Burma. They call it the Salween Peace Park, a first of its kind in the world […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Karen Environmental and Social Action Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open letter to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi regarding plans by Norway’s SN Power to build the Middle Yeywa Dam on the Namtu River

On March 30, 2016, we published a report “Save the Namtu River” raising concerns about four planned dams on the Namtu/Myitnge River, including the 700 MW Middle Yeywa dam, planned by Norway’s state-owned SN Power in Nawng Khio township of northern Shan State […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Action for Shan State Rivers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD-led Government Must Abide by UN Ruling to Release Lahpai Gam

Burma Campaign UK today called for the NLD-led government to abide by the United Nations ruling that Lahpai Gam is detained illegally and release him immediately […]

May 26, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤