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Posts Tagged ‘Displacement’ (110 found)

United Nations: Establish Independent Investigation into Genocide in Myanmar

(BANGKOK, October 29, 2015)—There is strong evidence that the government of Myanmar is responsible for genocide against Rohingya Muslims, according to a legal analysis prepared for Fortify Rights by the Allard K. Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic at Yale Law School. In light of the findings, Fortify Rights said the United Nations must immediately establish a Commission of Inquiry into widespread and systematic human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, including into whether the crime of genocide has occurred […]

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


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 ➤

စည္းလုံးညီညြတ္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးမ်ား အဟာမိတ္အဖဲြ႔ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ယေန႔ကာလသည္ ျပည္ေထာင္စုျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအတြက္ အလြန္အေရးၾကီးေသာ ကာလတစ္ခုျဖစ္သည္။ ျပည္တြင္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္တစ္ႏိုင္ငံလုံး ပစ္ခတ္တိုက္ခုိက္မႈမ်ား ရပ္ဆုိင္းေရးစာခ်ဳပ္ကို လက္မွတ္ေရးထုိးခဲ့ေသာ ကာလတစ္ခုလည္းျဖစ္ပါသည္[…]

October 17, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Alliance  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Disenfranchisement and Desperation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Drivers of a Regional Crisis

Rakhine statePolitical exclusion is exacerbating the already intense sense of desperation among Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and driving a regional crisis that ASEAN leaders are ill prepared to confront. Unless serious steps are taken to address the situation of deprivation and despair in Rakhine State, many Rohingya will have no other option but to flee in search of asylum elsewhere […]

October 16, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by John Kirby, Spokesperson: Singing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement in Burma

The United States commends all sides for their ongoing efforts to bring an end to the longest running civil conflict in the world. The signing of the text of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement ( NCA) by the government and eight ethnic armed groups is a critical first step in a long process of building a sustainable and just peace in Burma. We recognize that some groups were not able to sign today, and we understand and respect their concerns. We welcome their commitment to continue discussions within their communities and with the government about the necessary conditions for signing at a future date, and we urge the government to engage constructively in a dialogue with these groups to pursue a more inclusive peace […]

October 15, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the Women’s League of Burma A non-inclusive Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement will not Bring Peace

The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) is gravely concerned that the government’s planned signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) on October 15 with only eight armed groups will not lead to peace, but to an escalation of conflict […]

October 13, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  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 ➤

Media Advisory – Report Release on Paunglaung Dam

YANGON – A Press Conference will be held from 2 to 4 PM at House of Memories (U Wisara road, east side, between Dhamma Zedi Road and Myaynigone junction) to release the report “Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar,” by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Land in Our Hands (LIOH) and Kayan New generation Youth (KNGY) […]

October 1, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights Land in Our Hands and Kayan New Generation Youth  •  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 ➤