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Caught in the Crossfire: Chin Civilians Bear Brunt of Conflict in Paletwa, Chin State

[Chiang Mai, Thailand] The Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) today condemned both the Arakan Army (AA) and the Burma Army for human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law, in the context of recent outbreaks of conflict between the two sides in Paletwa, southern Chin State […]

June 15, 2015  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Armed Resistance Organizations Reaffirm Unity at Law Khee Lar

On 2-9 June, the Ethnic Armed Organizations (EAOs) held a Summit hosted by the Karen National Union (KNU) in Law Khee Lar, Karen State to discuss the draft of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, which was finalized on 30 March 2015 by the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) and the Union Peacemaking Work Committee (UPWC).The Summit reviewed the NCA draft, but there are still remaining points to be negotiated […]

June 11, 2015  •  By Ethnic Nationalities Affairs Center  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP calls for adequate healthcare for political prisoners in Burma

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (Burma), also known as AAPP, has received reports over recent months regarding the deterioration of the health of several political prisoners in Burma’s prisons, raising serious concerns […]

June 11, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

ND-Burma Releases its New Report About Acknowledgement and Reparation for the Crimes of the Present and of the Past

ND-Burma releases its new report, titled “To Recognize and Repair: Unofficial Truth Projects and the Need for Justice in Burma,”focusing on the need for acknowledgement of human rights violations victims’ experiences and for addressing their needs through reparation policy […]

June 11, 2015  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights are Called Universal for a Reason

For many years in Burma, a person carrying a copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights risked arrest and even jail. Underground human rights networks distributed copies and organised discussions on the articles it contained. Drafted in the aftermath of World War II by a world horrified by the genocidal policies of Germany’s Nazi regime, the declaration sought to lay out the standard rights that every human being should enjoy […]

June 11, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Four Years On,Impunity is the Kachin Conflict’s Hallmark

On the fourth anniversary of renewed fighting in Kachin and Shan states in northern Myanmar, Amnesty International joins with Kachin activists and national and international NGOs in calling for an end to human rights abuses and violations of international humanitarian law. The organization further calls for an end to persistent impunity, which is a hallmark of the conflict […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ကခ်င္အမ်ိဳးသမီးမ်ားအစည္းအရံုးထိုင္းႏိုင္ငံ (KWAT) မွကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္အတြင္း ျမန္မာစစ္အစိုးရႏွင့္ ကခ်င္လြတ္ေျမာက္ေရးတပ္မေတာ္တို႔ ၏စစ္ျပန္လည္္ျဖစ္ပြားမႈ၄ႏွစ္ျပည့္ႏွင့္ပတ္သက္ျပီးထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ႏိုင္ငံတကာအဖြ႔ဲအစည္းမ်ားအေနႏွင့္တိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးစုမ်ားႏွင့္စစ္မက္ျဖစ္ပြားေနမႈမ်ားရပ္တန္႕ေပးရန္ ျမန္မာအစိုးရ အေပၚဖိအားေပးသင့္ပါသည္။ […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ဇြန္လ ၉ ရက္ေန႕ဟာ ကခ်င္ေဒသ တေက်ာ႕ျပန္စစ္ ၄ ႏွစ္ျပည္႕တဲ႕ ေန႕ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ယခုအခ်ိန္အထိ လုပ္ေဆာင္ခဲ႕မႈအားလံုးကို သံုးသပ္ျပခ်င္ပါတယ္ရွင္႕။

ကခ်င္စစ္ ၁ ႏွစ္ျပည္႕တဲ႕အခ်ိန္ ဇြန္လ ၂၀၁၂ အခ်ိန္က ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံရဲ႕ ထိပ္ပိုင္းမွာ စစ္ျဖစ္ေနတယ္ ဆိုတာကို သိရွိသူနည္းျပီး ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ ႏိုင္ငံတကာ ပံ႕ပိုးမႈဟာ မရွိခဲ႕ပါဘူး။ သတင္းစာနယ္ဇင္းမ်ားကိုလည္း ဆင္ဆာဥပေဒနဲ႕ ပိတ္ပင္ကန္႕သတ္ထားေနဆဲအခ်ိန္ျဖစ္တဲ႕အတြက္ ျပည္သူလူထု သိရွိခဲ႕မႈ နည္းပါးတဲ႕အတြက္ ျပည္သူမွ ျပည္သူတို႕ ကူညီနိုင္ရန္အတြက္ “Heart to Heart” ဆိုတဲ႕ Theme နဲ႕ စစ္ေဘးဒုကၡသည္မ်ားအတြက္ ကူညီႏိုင္ရန္နဲ႕ ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားျဖစ္ေပၚေစတဲ႕ အေၾကာင္းရင္းျဖစ္တဲ႕ စစ္ရပ္ဆိုင္းေအာင္ ၀ိုင္း၀န္းကူညီဖို႕အတြက္ ”မိုးယိုေနတဲ႕ အိမ္မွာ မိုးစိုေနတဲ႕ ၾကမ္းျပင္ကိုဘဲ သုတ္ျပီး မေက်နပ္ၾကပါနဲ႕၊ မိုးယိုေနတဲ႕ ေခါင္မိုးကို ဖာရေအာင္။” ဆိုျပီး ဒို႕ရိုးရာစားေသာက္ဆိုင္၊ ေရႊဂံုတိုင္ မွာ လုပ္ခဲ႕ၾကပါတယ္။ တႏွစ္လံုး အလွဴရွင္မ်ားကို ဒုကၡသည္မ်ားနဲ႕ ေတြ႕ဆံုႏိုင္ေအာင္ ကူညီျခင္း။ […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Kachin Peace Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Naypyidaw Must Cancel Its Latest Plans to Build the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) Dam in Shan State

In the past few months, plans have been accelerated to build the Upper Salween (Mong Ton) dam in southern Shan State, which is a joint project between China’s Three Gorges Corporation, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand, and Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power and International Group of Entrepreneurs […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Armed Organizations’ Summit Statement Law Khee Lar, Karen State, 2-9 June 2015

The Summit of the Ethnic Armed Organizations’ top leaders was held successfully at the KNU Headquarters’ Law Khee Lar Camp in Pa-an District, Karen State, for eight days, from June 2 to 9, 2015. The summit was attended by 108 representatives and observers from 17 Ethnic Armed Organizations, 11 members of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT), 5 members of the NCCT technical assistance team, and specially invited personages, a total of 190 persons including office staff members […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Ethnic Armed Organizations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤