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Sexual Violence by Burmese Government Troops Continues Despite Ceasefires in Shan State

The Shan Human Rights Foundation (SHRF) has documented eight cases of sexual violence committed by Burmese government troops in southern and eastern Shan State since April 2015, all in so-called “ceasefire” areas. These cases reveal continuing patterns of impunity, and highlight that ongoing militarization and offensives by the Burma Army despite ceasefires are a key factor threatening women’s security in ethnic areas […]

November 25, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Shelling and Aerial Bombing of 6,000 Civilians in Mong Nawng Town are War Crimes

The Shan Human Rights Foundation strongly condemns the Burma Army shelling and aerial bombing of Mong Nawng town in central Shan State between November 9 and 12, 2015. The firing of shells and bombs directly into the centre of this densely populated town of 6,000 people, damaging houses and causing civilian injury, meets the definition […]

November 20, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development: Burma/Myanmar Elections Preliminary Findings

(Yangon, 10 November 2015) From 2-10 November 2015, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Thai member, the People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) conducted an election observation mission in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army troops shoot at farmers in central Shan State on election day, seriously injuring a woman and boy

On November 8, 2015, general election day in Burma, government troops shot at a group of farmers returning from harvesting their rice fields in Mong Nawng, central Shan State. A 55-year-old woman and a 15-year-old boy were seriously injured […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Half Empty: Burma’s Political Parties and their Human Rights Commitments

Half empty report by FIDH On 8 November 2015, Burma’s electorate will vote for the representatives who will sit in Parliament from 201b to 2021. The polls are anticipated to usher in a Parliament that will be markedly different from the body that was installed as a result of the November 2010 election and the April 2012 by–elections […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Justice Delayed, Justice Denied: တရားမႈရွာဘုိ႔ ေႏွာင့္ေႏွးျခင္းမွာ၊ တရားမႈကိုျငင္းပယ္ျခင္းပါ။

Kachinျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံတြင္ ၂၀၁၀ ခုႏွစ္ေနာက္ပုိငး္မွစတင္၍ ျဖစ္ေပၚလွ်က္ရွိေသာ ဒီမုိကေရစီအသြင္ကူး ေျပာင္းမႈဟူသည့္ေအာက္ ၌ႏုိင္ငံေရးအာဏာ၏ အခန္းက႑အားပို၍ အေလးထားလာၾကသည္းအေဘာရွိသည္ […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Legal Aid Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Unhealed Wounds: ကုထုံးမဲ့လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအနာမ်ား?

ယခု အစီစဥ္ခံစာသည္ ၂၀၁၁-၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္အတြင္း ျမန္မာ့တပ္မေတာ္ ႏွင့္ တုိင္းရင္းသားလက္နက္ကိုင္အဖဲြ႔မ်ား အၾကားျဖစ္ပြားခဲ့ေသာ ပဠိပကၡမ်ားေၾကာင့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးဆုံးရႈံးမႈမ်ားကို ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္အေျခစိုက္ United Rights Group ( URG) မွ မွတ္တမ္းျပဳစုေရးသားထားျခင္းျဖစ္ပါသည္။ ဤအစီရင္ခံစာသည္ ေျမယာသိမ္းဆည္းမႈ စေသာလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးခ်ိဳးေဖာက္မႈမ်ား ပါ၀င္မႈ မရွိပါ […]

November 2, 2015  •  By United Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

We Used to Fear Bullets Now We Fear Bulldozers. Dirty coal mining by military cronies & Thai companies Ban Chaung, Dawei District, Myanmar

KESANThis report was researched and written collaboratively by Dawei Civil Society Organizations and documents the environmental and social impacts of the Ban Chaung coal mining project in Dawei District of Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region. Based on desk research, interviews with villagers, and direct engagement with companies and government, it exposes how the project was pushed ahead despite clear opposition from the local community […]

October 30, 2015  •  By Dawei Development Association, Tenasserim River & Indigenous People Networks and Tarkapaw Youth Group  •  Read more ➤

COUNTDOWN TO ANNIHILATION: GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR

Genocide in MyanmarThe Rohingya face the final stages of genocide. Decades of persecution have taken on a new and intensified form since mass killings in 2012. The marked escalation in State-sponsored stigmatisation, discrimination, violence and segregation, and the systematic weakening of the community, make precarious the very existence of the Rohingya […]

October 29, 2015  •  By International State Crime Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤