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Posts Tagged ‘Business and Human Rights’ (77 found)

Land Confiscations and Collective Action in Myanmar’s Dawei Special Economic Zone Area: Implications for Rural Democratization

colloquiumcoverThe recent political and economic liberalization in Burma/Myanmar, while indicative of some positive steps toward democratisation, has increased foreign and domestic investments and geared the economy toward industrialisation and large-scale agriculture. Land governance procedures and implementation tend to favour the more powerful and well-connected, with little protection mechanism for the majority smallholding farmers in the country.

February 4, 2016  •  By International Institute of Social Studies  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD’s Trip into the Murky World of the Drugs Trade

DrugsAs the new Parliament sits for the first time in Naypyidaw, the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) choice of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) member, T Khun Myat, as deputy lower house speaker demonstrates the intricate and complex web that links the USDP, the Burma Army, the drugs trade, and paramilitary drug militias as well as the dangerous ground the NLD treads in attempting to form a government of national reconciliation […]

February 2, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (MEITI) Report for the period April 2013- March 2014 Oil, Gas and Mining Sectors

MEITIThe purpose of this Report is to reconcile the data provided by companies operating in the extractive sector (hereafter referred to as “Companies”) with the data provided by relevant Government Ministries and Bodies (hereinafter referred to as “Government Bodies”) […]

January 31, 2016  •  By Myanmar Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: New Parliament must Prioritize the Repeal or Amendment of Repressive

Paris, Bangkok, 29 January 2016: Burma’s new Parliament must urgently prioritize the repeal or amendment of numerous domestic laws that are inconsistent with international human rights standards, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

January 29, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Meaning of Land in Myanmar

TNI“Land is like our vein; it is vital for our living. After our land was confiscated, we don’t know what to do for our livelihood,” says a farmer from Kachin State in Myanmar […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter of Concern from Civil Society Organizations in in Myanmar Affected by Department for International Development (DFID) Support that has led to Closed door Bilateral Dialogue between Union of Myanmar and the China for an MOU to Legalise the Illicit cross­-border Timber Trade between China and Myanmar

This letter is to complain about the support that DFID is providing to a bilateral dialogue on timber trade and industrial investment between the governments of China and Myanmar, which has not included the voices of those who would be most affected, contributing to conflict in these unstable border areas, and further instability […]

January 11, 2016  •  By 141 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

တစ္ေက်ာ့ျပန္ – မူလအေျခအေနဆိုးသို႔ ျပန္လည္ဆိုက္ေရာက္လာသည့္ ေရႊႀတိဂံေဒသ

TNI ၏ ေရႊႀတိဂံေဒသအတြင္းရွိ တရားမ၀င္မူးယစ္ေဆး၀ါးေစ်းကြက္အေပၚ ႏိႈက္ႏိႈက္ခၽြတ္ခၽြတ္ေလ့လာ ဆန္းစစ္ခ်က္အရဘိန္းစိုက္ပ်ိဳးထုတ္လုပ္မႈ ႏွစ္ဆခန္႔ျပန္လည္ျမင့္တက္လာသည့္အျပင္ ေထာင္သြင္းအက်ဥ္းခ်ခံထားရသူ မ်ားျပားလာၿပီး အေသးစားတစ္ႏိုင္တစ္ပိုင္ ေတာင္သူငယ္ေလးမ်ားအေပၚ ျပင္းျပင္းထန္ထန္ ႏွိပ္ကြပ္လ်က္ရွိေၾကာင္း ေတြ႔ရွိခဲ့ရသည္ […]TNIB

December 16, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

No Holidays for the Burmese

No holiday for Burmese migrant workers in ThailandDuring the cold, dark and long winter, Swedes long for sunbathing and relaxation. Thailand is one of the most popular winter destinations for Swedish tourists, with a 26 percent increase in bookings for the 2015/2016 season. While the tourists enjoy all that Thailand tourism has to offer, such as the beautiful beaches, well-made beds and expansive pool areas, there is a flip-side to tourism paradise.

December 14, 2015  •  By Fair Action and Schyst Sesande  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rivers of Green Blood

Rescue workers look for bodies of miners killed by a landslide in Hpakant jade mine, at Kachin state, Myanmar  November 24, 2015. Picture taken November 24, 2015. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

Burma’s multi-billion dollar jade industry is coming under close scrutiny as two new reports demonstrate the corrupt, unaccountable, and dangerous industry that is driving conflict, a heroin epidemic, and hazardous working conditions […]

December 10, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Entrenched poverty or decent jobs for garment workers?

Job in BurmaIn Myanmar, the garment industry is booming thanks to an upsurge in investment by international brands, but garment workers are facing tough conditions. According to new research from Oxfam and labour rights groups in Myanmar, garment workers are working up to 11 hours a day, six days a week, but remain trapped in poverty […]

December 9, 2015  •  By Oxfam International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤