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UN General Assembly 2015: Updates since the 2014 UNGA Resolution on Burma/Myanmar

The Burmese authorities have failed to implement most of the recommendations from previous United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions, despite recent ones being adopted by consensus, in particular Resolution 69/248 adopted in 2014. The information presented in this briefer refers directly to the language proposed for the 2015 UNGA Resolution. In 2015, authorities continued to either fail to address, or collude in serious human rights violations, and took steps to undermine the possibility of ‘free and fair’ elections on 8 November […]

November 4, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma and FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A New Briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK: No Hope For Rohingya From Burma Election

When the people of Burma go to the polling stations on November 8th, for the first time since independence the majority of Rohingya will not be allowed to vote. In another first, as all Rohingya candidates for the national parliament were rejected by the Union Election Commission (UEC), there will be no Rohingya MPs in Parliament […]

November 4, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Naypyidaw’s escalated offensive in central Shan State displaces over 6,000; four civilians injured by indiscriminate shelling and shooting

Burma Army attack sspc-ssa Oct 2015_Eng III3The SHRF strongly condemns the escalated attacks in the past week by the Burma Army against the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) in central Shan State, involving indiscriminate shelling and shooting of civilians. The attacks have caused displacement of over 6,000 civilians from 22 villages in three townships since early October […]

November 3, 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 ➤

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 ➤

Free Burma Rangers: Update on Burma Army Activity in Kachin State, Burma

0006-Kachin-23581-768x1024During August/September there has been increased troop activity and clashes between the Burma Army and ethnic resistance groups in Kachin & Northern Shan States. As elections draw near Burma Army troops are heavily reinforcing their positions with supplies and soldiers. Despite ceasefire discussions the Burma Army has refused to halt military operations against Kachin and Shan groups as well as against civilians […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PERSECUTION OF THE ROHINGYA MUSLIMS: Is Genocide Occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?

Rohingya in BurmaThis legal analysis considers whether the ongoing attacks on and persecution of the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar constitute genocide, as defined by the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the Genocide Convention) […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  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 ➤

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 ➤