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Post-Election Transition is a Potential Watershed for Reform Efforts, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the recent elections in Burma […]

November 17, 2015  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Refugee Crisis and Freedom of Expression Must be Tackled at ASEAN Summit

Southeast Asian leaders meeting this week in Malaysia must urgently prioritize a coordinated plan to help the thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are forced to risk abuse and death at sea, said Amnesty International […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“There is no Turning Back in Myanmar,” says UN Human Rights Expert after Elections

GENEVA (16 November 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee today welcomed the recent elections in Myanmar as “a new chapter in the country’s history” and reaffirmed her commitment to work with all parties to improve the human rights situation for all in Myanmar. “The people have expressed the will for change. There is no turning back now,” Ms. Lee stressed […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: UN General Assembly Resolution still Needed in Light of Ongoing Serious Human Rights Situation

Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) call on all UN member states to recognize the continued need for a resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in light of the ongoing human rights violations taking place in the country […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi on Victory in Myanmar’s General Election

Delhi, India, 13 November 2015 – Writing to fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi to congratulate her on her party’s remarkable victory in the general elections in Myanmar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote […]

November 14, 2015  •  By Dalai Lama  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory: Press Conference on the Performance of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

FORUM-ASIA, as secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on NHRIs (ANNI), together with Burma Partnership, will undertake a fact-finding mission from 16-18 November 2015 to inquire into the impact and effectiveness of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) […]

November 14, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership, Equality Myanmar, Forum Asia and Smile Education & Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤