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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violations’ (349 found)

Human Rights Violations Perpetrated Against the Chin in Burma (March 2011 – March 2013)

Documentation from human rights groups shows that in fact, serious human rights violations continue across the country under President Thein Sein’s government, with particularly severe consequences for ethnic and religious minorities. For the predominantly Christian Chin people, this includes violations of religious freedom, forced labour, sexual violence, and extra-judicial killing, despite the fact that a ceasefire between armed resistance group the Chin National Front (CNF) and the government is holding […]

April 8, 2013  •  By Chin Human Rights Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Northern Shan Farmers Call for Chinese Pipelines to be Removed from their Lands

Northern Shan farmers are submitting demands to Burma’s government today for China’s giant oil and gas pipelines to be removed from their lands immediately, citing rights abuses, poor construction and safety fears.

Representatives of the 10,000 strong Northern Shan Farmers’ Committee are today delivering their demands to the Shan State Parliament in Taunggyi, urging the removal of the trans-Burma pipelines before they become operational next month […]

April 5, 2013  •  By Shan Community Based Organisations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urgent Update on Human Rights Situation in Northern Shan State

Over 1,000 flee Burma Army abuses in new operations against Shan State Army-North

Atrocities by Burmese troops in a new military operation against the Shan State Army North (SSA-N) have caused over 1,000 villagers, from 16 villages in Tangyan, to flee from their homes during the past two weeks […]

April 5, 2013  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Council Highlights International Law Violations in Burma

Burma Campaign UK welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma, passed by consensus on Thursday 21st March.

The resolution highlighted serious human rights abuses which could violate international law […]

March 24, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

The full text of the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution that calls on the government to end human rights violations and ensure accountability and end impunity, maintains the resolution under agenda Item 4 of “Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention” and also extends the mandate of Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana.

March 19, 2013  •  By United Nations Human Rights Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Independent Human Rights Monitoring Still Needed

As Myanmar President Thein Sein concludes his visit to Europe, the United Nations Human Rights Council is scheduled to discuss the situation of human rights in Myanmar and the need for continued international human rights monitoring in the country. Considering remaining human rights concerns in the country, it is critical that international human rights monitoring mechanisms are maintained in Myanmar […]

March 7, 2013  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the Human Rights Situation (January – December 2012)

ND-Burma Report CoverThe annual report of Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) documented the human rights situation in Burma from December 2011-January 2013.  The report provides information on human rights violations (HRVs) over this period and highlights pressing issues and trends taking place in Burma.  The annual report covers human rights violations in 16 categories over all 14 states. Unsurprisingly, the highest incidences of abuse occurred in ethnic nationality areas that remain in open conflict with the Burma Army, the Tatmawdaw, or are the grounds for controversial development projects […]

March 1, 2013  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar: Serious Human Rights Challenges Require the Continued Attention of the Human Rights Council

Civil society organizations from Burma/Myanmar urge the United Nations Human Rights Council (Council) to remain seized of the serious and ongoing human rights abuses occurring in Burma/Myanmar. The government has undertaken a series of noteworthy developments in the past two years which have been important and necessary steps towards democratic reform, however such developments remain […]

March 1, 2013  •  By 22 civil society organizations from Burma/Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my five-day mission to Myanmar – my seventh visit to the country since I was appointed Special Rapporteur in March 2008. I would like to express my appreciation to the Government of Myanmar for its invitation, and for the cooperation and flexibility shown during my visit, in particular for my visits to Rakhine State and Kachin State […]

February 16, 2013  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Military Ties With Libya, Somalia and Burma Must Have Human Rights Safeguards

Amnesty international has warned that any new military ties between the UK and Libya, Somalia and Burma must only be established if there are “comprehensive safeguards” against human rights abuses.

The UK’s “International Defence Engagement Strategy”, announced today by the Defence Secretary Philip Hammond, outlines a 20-year non-combat strategy with first examples to include “establishing a Defence Attaché and Defence Section in the British Embassy in Burma” […]

February 7, 2013  •  By Amnesty International UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤