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Myanmar: Investigate Forced Labor of Rakhine Buddhists in Western Myanmar

(Yangon, March 15, 2016)— Myanmar Army soldiers forced ethnic-Rakhine civilians to dig graves and carry supplies under the threat of death during recent fighting with the Arakan Army in Rakhine State, Fortify Rights said today […]

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

Australia Undermining UN Efforts to Defend Human Rights in Burma and Weakening its Own Leadership in the Process

As Australia undermines international efforts to address Burma’s significant human rights challenges, it also misses an opportunity to establish its credentials as a global human rights leader, the Human Rights Law Centre has warned today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Human Rights Law Centre  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya Representative meets Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee at the UN Human Rights Council

Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), met with Ms. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma in Geneva today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organization UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Karenni Civil Society Organizations on International Rivers Day

In January 2010, Burma’s previous military government signed an MOU with China’s Datangcompany to build three hydropower dams in Karenni state […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Karenni Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on International Action for Rivers Day

The Save the Salween Network is holding an event to mark the International Action for Rivers Day on the Salween River at Wan Sala village, Mong Ton township, at the border of Southern Shan State and Eastern Shan State, in collaboration with local communities, including children, youth, women, elders, religious leaders, leaders of the Shan Culture and Literature Association, Shan political party representatives and Community Based Organizations from across Burma, including from Shan, Karenni, Karen and Mon areas. […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Save the Salween Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Ms. Lee, we welcome your report and share your concerns regarding the breadth of major human rights challenges Myanmar faces […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Ms. Yanghee LEE, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council

I thank you for the opportunity to once again address this august Human Rights Council on the developments in Myanmar. 8 November 2015 will be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of the country […]

March 14, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Naw Ohn Hla Remains in Jail

As part of a new campaign to highlight how several political prisoners are back in jail after having previously been released, Burma Campaign UK today called for the immediate and unconditional release of Naw Ohn Hla […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Statement as Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT) has Come to Target Ta’ang Civilians

Starting from the 3rd week of February, Myanmar Tatmadaw (MT, or Burma Army) made offensive preparations by sending in an overwhelming force of over 500-truck load of reinforcement, and by the beginning of March, it had deployed its troops against the various operational areas of the Ta’ang Army (TNLA) and started the offensive […]

March 13, 2016  •  By PSLF/TNLA News and Information Department  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤