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International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The government adopted a package of four laws that many local and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) said were an infringement on religious freedom and other basic rights […]

August 10, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Law on Minorities’ Right to Self-Identify

The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim minority concentrated in Rakhine State (also known as Arkan State) in Myanmar. According to the late Gordon Luce and Than Tun, leading historians of pre-colonial Burma, stone inscriptions dating back to 1400 AD establish the historical presence of the Rohingya people in what is today western Burma […]

August 8, 2016  •  By Destination Justice  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Achieving Health Equity in Contested Areas of Southeast Myanmar

The Asia FoundationThroughout decades of ethnic armed conflict, the governance environment in many of Myanmar’s non- Burman areas has become deeply fractured, as ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) have established parallel governance systems, including healthcare departments. This report gives an overview of the parallel Ministry of Health (MoH) and EAO-linked health systems that exist in southeast Myanmar, and looks at how coordination and cooperation have increased since ceasefires were signed in 2011 and 2012 […]

July 11, 2016  •  By The Asia Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – BURMA: Tier 3

Human trafficakingBurma is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad. Some Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work abroad—particularly to Thailand and China, as well as other countries in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States—are subjected to forced labor or sex trafficking […]

June 30, 2016  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report: Military Confiscation of Burmese Ancestral Land in Karenni State

Karenni Social Development CentreThis report is based on direct testimony provided through interviews with 40 villagers between February 16 and March 28, 2015 […]

June 30, 2016  •  By Karenni Social Development Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Update and Map on the Current Situation in Kachin State

30 April 2300: An estimated 40 Burma Army soldiers from Nmawk, entered into Namsai, Wa Baw village, and took away four civilians; Maran La Seng, Maran Naw, Hpauswi Brang Nan and Hpauswi Naw San […]

May 11, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBR Report: Burma Army Launches Attacks Across Kachin State

The Burma Army is currently launching small scale attacks across different areas of Kachin and Shan states. They have killed and wounded several villagers, including ​wounding ​a 7-year-old girl and ​killing a 60 year-old woman, and displaced thousands in an attempt to gain total control over the region […]

April 29, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army expansion, abuses along Kokang-China border creating scores of “ghost villages”

Burma Army expansion and ongoing abuses since last year in mountainous areas along the Kokang-China border is making it impossible for tens of thousands of Kokang refugees to return home, according to interviews carried out by SHRF in March 2016 […]

April 21, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Opium Production Spreads to Chin State

Free Burma Rangers (FBR) recently finished a mission to document opium production in Chin State, Burma. Chin State is not widely known in Burma for its production of opium […]

March 29, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤