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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights Violations’ (349 found)

Save The Namtu River

SHRF coversIn January 2016, Burma’s state media reported that Naypyidaw was proceeding with four new hydropower dams on the Namtu (Myitnge or Dokhtawaddy) River, three of which are in conflict areas of Shan State […]

March 30, 2016  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation, Shan Sapawa Environmental and Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Opium Production Spreads to Chin State

Free Burma Rangers (FBR) recently finished a mission to document opium production in Chin State, Burma. Chin State is not widely known in Burma for its production of opium […]

March 29, 2016  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤


ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္အတြင္းမွီတင္းေနထိုင္ေသာ တုိင္းရင္းသားေပါင္းစံုံု ပါ၀င္သည့္ အရပ္ဘက္လူ႕အဖြဲ႕ အစည္းျငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရး ကြန္ယက္ (Civil Society Network for Peace (CSNeP-Kachin State) သည္ မိမိျပည္နယ္အတြင္း တရားမွ် တ၍ ေရရွည္တံ့ ျငိမ္းခ်မ္းသာယာ ဖြံ႕ျဖိဳးတိုးတက္သည့္ လူ႕ေဘာင္အဖြဲ႕အစည္းျဖစ္လာရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ကာ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းမ်ား အတူတကြ ပူးေပါင္းလုပ္ေဆာင္ေသာ တတိယအၾကိမ္ေျမာက္ ဖိုရမ္ကို ပါ၀င္သူ (၁၆၂) ဦး၊ အဖြဲ႕အစည္းေပါင္း ( 30 ) ဖြဲ႕တုိ႕သည္ ၂၅-၂၆ မတ္လ ၂၀၁၆ ရက္မ်ား တြင္ျမစ္ၾကီးနားျမိဳ႕၌ ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ရာ ေအာက္ပါသေဘာထားမ်ားကို ထုတ္ျပန္အပ္ပါသည္ […]

March 26, 2016  •  By Civil Society Network for Peace-Kachin State  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FORUM-ASIA Welcomes the Adoption of the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma/Myanmar

(Bangkok, Geneva, 25 March 2016) – The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) welcomes the adoption of a resolution on Burma/Myanmar at the 31st session of the United Nations Human rights Council yesterday […]

March 25, 2016  •  By FORUM-ASIA  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Political imprisonment in numbers

Today, Amnesty International released the report New expression meets old repression. Here is a look at some of the key numbers behind the growing crackdown on freedom of expression in Myanmar […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: New Government must Break Vicious Cycle of Repression and Political Arrests

Myanmar’s new government will take office with a historic opportunity to change course on human rights but must break away from the deeply repressive legal framework that for years has fuelled arbitrary arrests and repression, Amnesty International said in a new report today […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: New expression meets old repression: Ending the cycle of political arrests and imprisonment in Myanmar

AIThis is the summary of the Amnesty International report which highlights the pattern of politically motivated arrest and imprisonment since the start of 2014. Since it came to power in March 2011, the government in Myanmar has embarked on a major transition from five decades of authoritarian military rule towards a more open political system […]

March 24, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

At United Nations Human Rights Council, Outgoing Government Defiant To the Very End

General view at the opening day of the 22nd session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on February 25, 2013 in Geneva. The Council kicks off with widespread abuses in North Korea and Mali the top items on the agenda, along with the crisis in Syria. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Last week on 15 March 2016, the same day Burma’s Parliament elected its President, the country also underwent a review by member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council following which a resolution will be made on how to move forward with the scrutiny and accountability of the human rights situation in the country […]

March 23, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement on Targeting of Ta’ang Civilian Populations and Human Rights Violations by the Myanmar Tatmadaw

We strongly condemn and protest the targeting of Ta’ang civilian populations by the Myanmar Tatmadaw in its attacks, since February 2016, in the Ta’ang Region of Northern Shan State. The Myanmar Tatmadaw has sent in massive military forces, and this has resulted in gross human rights violations […]

March 22, 2016  •  By Palaung Women's Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Testimony before House Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations: “Get it Right This Time: A Victims-Centered Trafficking in Persons Report”

Mr. Chairman and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. I had the honor of testifying last year, and once again my colleagues and I at Fortify Rights thank you for your leadership in working to end human trafficking worldwide […]

March 22, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤