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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 ➤

Burma Army shelling, killing and torture of civilians in Mong Pawn constitute war crimes

On September 12, 2015, about 100 Burmese government troops attacked Nawng Pa Deb village in Mong Pawn township, southern Shan State. They fired shells indiscriminately into the village, injuring four men and two women; one of the men later died from his wounds […]

September 28, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Freedom of Expression, Religion and Belief: As Freedom of Expression Shrinks, Discrimination is on the Rise

In the lead-up to the 2015 elections in Burma, religious minorities, especially the Muslim population, have been consistently subjected to state sponsored discrimination and violent abuse, while simultaneously denied representation in the political sphere or in civil society […]

September 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership and Smile Education & Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2015 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia

ANNI ReportThe Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), as the Secretariat of the Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions (ANNI), is glad to present the 2015 ANNI Report on the Performance and Establishment of National Human Rights Institutions in Asia. Our sincere appreciation goes to all 30 ANNI member organisations from across 17 countries in Asia for their participation and commitment to ANNI and continued advocacy towards the strengthening and establishment of NHRIs in Asia. Similarly, we would also like to extend our sincere thanks to the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) that have contributed valuable inputs and feedback to the concerned country reports […]

September 18, 2015  •  By Asian NGO Network on National Human Rights Institutions  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army forces about 30 villagers to be human shields during fighting in Kunhing

On August 25, 2015, about 30 villagers in Kunhing township, southern Shan State, were forced by Burma Army troops to be human shields during clashes with the Restoration Council of Shan State/Shan State Army-South (RCSS/SSA-S) […]

September 17, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Organized Chaos: The illicit overland timber trade between Burma and China

ImageThe sweep led to the arrest of 155 Chinese nationals who had been recruited from neighbouring Yunnan Province to cross the border to cut trees and transport timber. The case caused diplomatic tensions between Myanmar and China when the Chinese labourers were given life sentences in July. Just a few days later, all were freed under a general presidential pardon […]

September 17, 2015  •  By Environmental Investigation Agency  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤