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Myanmar: Freedom on the Net 2015

Buddhist monks use the internet in an internet cafe in Yangon March 29, 2012.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR  - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR301Q7

Internet freedom in Myanmar declined during the coverage period of this report in comparison with the progress made since the country undertook liberalization in 2011. 1 The government and security forces stepped up intimidation of internet users during social protests, intensifying conflict in ethnic minority regions, and during preparation for the 2015 national elections […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Freedom House  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Promotion and protection of human rights, Situation of human rights in Myanmar

The Secretary-General has the honour to present to the members of the General Assembly the report on the situation of human rights in Myanmar submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/248 […]

October 28, 2015  •  By United Nations General Assembly  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Comparing States’ treatment of businesses and associations worldwide

Sectoral-equity-poster-small_500In this report, Maina Kiai’s third to the United Nations General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur compares the enabling environments that States, multilateral organizations and other actors create for businesses and associations, and highlights instances where they are treated inequitably.

October 28, 2015  •  By United Nations Special Rapporteur  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

JADE: Myanmar’s “Big State Secret”

JadeSince 2011, Myanmar’s rebranded government has told the world it is transitioning from a pariah state run by a ruthless military dictatorship to a civilian regime committed to wholesale political and economic reforms […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crackdown at Letpadan: Excessive Use of Force and Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar

Letpandaung protest On March 10, 2015, following a weeklong standoff in the town of Letpadan in Myanmar’sBago Region, police officers violently cracked down on a group of approximately 200 protesters demonstrating against the recently passed National Education Law […]

October 10, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections

Election for Ethnic Equality In the context of the 2015 elections, the report “Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections” aims to provide a summary of what these elections mean and how the elections are perceived in ethnic nationality areas of Burma. Given that up to 40% of the population of Burma are not ethnically Burman, it is vital to present the perspectives and attitudes, as well as the political situation, in these ethnic areas in the run up to this much anticipated event […]

October 9, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

‘Going back to the old ways’: A new generation of prisoners of conscience in Myanmar

Prisoners in BurmaA new Amnesty International briefing – ‘Back to the old ways’ – exposes how repression has drastically picked up pace over the past two years, in stark contrast to official claims that not a single person is imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights […]

October 8, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar

imagesIn this report, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) builds on its previous research on land confiscations in Myanmar by using an epidemiological survey tool to assess the human rights, livelihood, and health impacts on communities displaced by the reservoir created by Paunglaung dam in southern Shan state […]

October 6, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: Myanmar

Civil war in Myanmar This report was originally submitted by Fortify Rights to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on March 21, 2015 for consideration in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar’s human rights performance, which will take place November 9 at the U.N. Human Rights Council […]

September 29, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤