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Statement of UNFC Council (Extended) Meeting

1. The UNFC (extended) council meeting was held successfully from February 18 to 21, 2016. The meeting reviewed various aspects of the current political and military situations, matters relating to the federal constitution, necessary ideological principles and departmental agendas […]

February 21, 2016  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Four Steps the NLD Led Government Can Take On Rohingya Crisis

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today publishes a new briefing paper calling on the NLD-led government, which will take power in April, to take four practical steps to start addressing human rights violations against the Rohingya […]

February 18, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation - UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN MPs: Action must Follow Sunnylands Commitments

JAKARTA – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today called on ASEAN leaders to make good on commitments included in the Sunnylands Declaration, which was unveiled at the end of this week’s US-ASEAN Summit in California […]

February 18, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Defenders Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt, and Zaw Win Bo

(Yangon, February 17, 2016)—Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release human rights defenders Zaw Zaw Latt, Pwint Phyu Latt, and Zaw Win Bo and drop all charges against them, Fortify Rights said today. The defendants are Mandalay-based Muslim and Hindu interfaith-peace activists […]

February 17, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement of the U.S.-ASEAN Special Leaders’ Summit: Sunnylands Declaration

We the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United States of America gathered in Sunnylands, California, on February 15-16, 2016, for a Special Leaders Summit […]

February 16, 2016  •  By The White House  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

On Union Day, Reappraisal of the Peace Process is Needed

[12 February, 2016] Today, on the 69th anniversary of the signing of the Panglong Agreement, it is time to review the failures of the recent peace process, urged Burma Partnership […]

February 12, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

In Open Letter, MPs Call on Pres. Obama to Prioritize Human Rights during US-ASEAN Summit

JAKARTA, 11 February 2016 – Over 100 parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia sent a joint letter to US President Barack Obama today, urging him to make discussion of human rights and democracy a priority during the upcoming US-ASEAN Summit […]

February 11, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

HRC31: Call for the Extension of the Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar

We, the undersigned non-governmental organizations, urge your delegation to support the extension of the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar for a period of at least one year, under item 4 of the Human Rights Council’s agenda […]

February 10, 2016  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development, Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma, Human Rights Watch, International Commission of Jurists, International Federation for Human Rights and International Service for Human Rights  •  Read more ➤