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The Statement of Violation of Human Rights by the Burmese Tamadaw

In early March 2016, the Burmese Tamadaw began sending enforcement including weaponries in the Ta’ang armed organization’s administration area and continues today […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Ta'ang National Liberation Army  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Amnesty International Calls on Myanmar to Protect the Rights of Rohingya and to Release all Prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International wishes to express its profound regret at Myanmar’s rejection of all 27 recommendations relating specifically to the human rights and humanitarian situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Deep-rooted Human Rights Challenges Must be Tackled in Myanmar’s New Political era – UN expert

GENEVA (18 March 2016) – Myanmar is a very different country from just a few short years ago, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, warning however of the urgent need to tackle deeply entrenched human rights issues […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

In Flood-Affected Rural Areas, Poorest People Face Highest Food Insecurity Risk And Livestock And Fisheries Sectors Yet To Recover From Severe Damage

Yangon – More than seven months after Cyclone Komen caused widespread flooding in Myanmar, poor rural communities are still enduring increased levels of food insecurity, according to a UN report released today […]

March 17, 2016  •  By World Food Program  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmses Government Urged to Promote Freedom of Religion for Belief for All

In a joint statement with Jubilee Campaign at the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) urged the government of Burma to repeal or amend the 1982 Citizenship Law which discriminates against the Muslim Rohingya and to promote the right to freedom of religion or belief for all […]

March 17, 2016  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Government’s Response to UN review “Extremely Disappointing”

Paris, Bangkok, 17 March 2016: Burma’s extremely disappointing response to its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN confirmed the outgoing government’s unwillingness to address the country’s key human rights challenges, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

March 17, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma and FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No.(3/2016) Statement on the visit to the prison, court lock-up, police lock-up and the guard ward in Loi-Kaw Township, Kayah State Statement

1. A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission comprising of Members U Zaw Win and Daw Mya Mya accompanied by two staff members visited the prison, court lock-up, police lock-up and the guard ward in Loi-Kaw Township, Kayah State from 9 to 11 March 2016. The team interviewed 20 male inmates, 9 female inmates, 5 male detainees and 2 female detainees […]

March 17, 2016  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Book Brings Stories of Burma’s Ethnic Nationalities from the Thailand-Burma Border to Local and International Audiences

(March 16, 2016) Today, Burma Link launches a book, Lives on the Line: Voices for Change from the Thailand-Burma Border, in English and Burmese. The book brings stories of Burma’s ethnic nationalities from diverse backgrounds to international audiences as well as into book shops inside the country […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Burma Link  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

RSF calls for thorough Investigation of Bombing at Journalist’s Home

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burmese authorities to do everything possible to arrest and prosecute all those who had anything to do with last week’s bomb explosion at the home of Min Min, the chief editor of the Root Investigative Agency (RIA), in the troubled western state of Arakan […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Union Parliament Elects New President

The United States congratulates Htin Kyaw on his election as Burma’s next president. The presidential election is another important step forward in Burma’s democratic transition, and we commend the people and institutions of Burma who continue to work together to ensure a peaceful transfer of power after the November 2015 elections […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Department of State, John Kerry, Secretary of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤