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Posts Tagged ‘Citizenship Law’ (21 found)

One Year After the Violence Began: Civil Society Organisations Deeply Concerned by the Human Rights and Humanitarian Situation of Stateless Rohingya

The Rohingya, a stateless minority of Myanmar, have endured decades of abuse, persecution and discrimination. One year ago, on 3 June 2012, the massacre of ten Muslims travelling in Rakhine State, following the killing and reported rape of a Buddhist woman, marked the beginning of a series of violent attacks against the Rohingya and other Muslim communities. The violence of June and October 2012 resulted in countless deaths, destruction to property, large scale internal displacement and segregation within Rakhine state of Myanmar. Consequently, thousands of Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia and
beyond […]

June 24, 2013  •  By 76 civil society organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Rohingya Treatment Violates International Law

Burma’s treatment of the ethnic Rohingya of Burma violates at least eight international laws, treaty obligations and international human rights guidelines.

The findings come in a new briefing paper published today by Burma Campaign UK: ‘Burma’s Treatment of the Rohingya and International Law’ […]

April 8, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges UK Minister to Prioritise Human Rights During Trade Mission to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today urged the British Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Hugo Swire MP, to highlight the continuing grave human rights abuses in Burma, including violations of freedom of religion or belief, as he leads a trade delegation to the country next week […]

December 7, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls for International Action to End Violence in Arakan State, Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is calling on the international community to invoke the ‘Responsibility to Protect’ principle, in light of the Burmese Government’s failure to end the conflict in Arakan State, western Burma, between Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims.

Under the principle of ‘Responsibility to Protect’, which is aimed at halting Mass Atrocity Crimes such as ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, the international community has a responsibility to help states fulfil their responsibility to protect their citizens […]

November 1, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BROUK Appeal to World Body to Put Pressure on President Thein Sein’s Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Proposal

Today, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK appeals to world leaders at the UN General Assembly to put pressure on President Thein Sein following his proposal to remove all Rohingya people from Burma and place them in third countries.

After President Thein Sein’s proposal, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) has received reports till today that there have been mass arrests with Rohingya people kept in detention camps without trial, without food or medical services […]

September 26, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

European Parliament Urges Burma to Amend Citizenship Law and Allow Humanitarian Aid to Rakhine State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) welcomes yesterday’s European Parliament resolution on the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, which called on the Burmese government to amend its controversial 1982 citizenship law that effectively […]

September 14, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Abuses Against Rohingyas Erode Human Rights Progress

Six weeks after a state of emergency was declared in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, targeted attacks and other violations by security forces against minority Rohingyas and other Muslims have increased, Amnesty International said today.

Communal violence in the state has also continued […]

July 19, 2012  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Solidarity Activists Urge Burma’s Thein Sein to Restore Rohingyas Citizenship and Ethnic Rights; Ask UN, ASEAN to Probe Sectarian Violence in Arakan State

“The continued refusal of the government of Burma to recognize the ethnic rights, civil and political freedoms, and citizenship of the Rohingyas are clear violations of international law. Advertising reforms while violating the human rights of another section of your society is a complete paradox. Unless the regime of Burma corrects its past mistakes, all its efforts will just become an epic failure […]”

July 19, 2012  •  By Asia-Pacific Solidarity Coalition and Free Burma Coalition - Philippines  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Campaign Groups Call for Citizenship Law Reform

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) joins 30 other Burma campaign groups in calling for Burma’s controversial 1982 Citizenship Law to be repealed and replaced with a new law that is compatible with Burma’s obligations under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights […]

July 9, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Situation in Rakhine (Arakan) State and the Rule of Law

Recent events in Rakhine (Arakan) State, Burma, have many causes which need to be addressed.

On all sides, however, there is agreement that there needs to be clarification and proper implementation of citizenship laws […]

July 9, 2012  •  By 34 human rights groups worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤