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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

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 ➤

Statement No.(16/2015) Statement by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day which falls on 10 December 2015

1. Together with the International Community, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) would like to honour this historic International Human Rights Day which falls on 10 December 2015 […]

December 10, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Stop Killing Rohingyas in Arakan

We the undersigned Rohingya organizations strongly condemn the killing of a 25 year old Rohingya youth namely Maung Maung on 7 December by Border Guard Police (BGP) while he was returning home […]

December 9, 2015  •  By Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေန႔ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေၾကညာစာတမ္းကို ကမၻာ့ကုလသမဂၢက အတည္ျပဳျပဌာန္း ခဲ့ေသာေန႔သည္ ယေန႔ ၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ဒီဇင္ဘာလ (၁၀) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ ႏွစ္ေပါင္း (၆၇) ႏွစ္ ျပည့္ေျမာက္ခဲ့ၿပီ ျဖစ္သည္။ ပထမဆံုးေသာ အျပည္ျပည္ဆိုင္ရာလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေၾကညာစာတမ္း၏ အေျခခံမူ၀ါဒမ်ားက လူသားမ်ားသည္ ေမြးရာပါျဖစ္သည့္ လူ႔ဂုဏ္သိကၡာအတိုင္းလိုအပ္သည့္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကို ခဲြျခားျခင္း မရွိဘဲ လူတိုင္း ခံစားခြင့္ရွိေၾကာင္း တိတိက်က်ေဖာ္ျပထားသည္ […]

December 9, 2015  •  By Human Rights Educators Network  •  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 ➤

ICTJ Paper Looks at Range of Options for Dealing with Myanmar’s Troubled Past

YANGON, December 9, 2015—With hopes running high after the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in November, a new paper by the International Center for Transitional Justice calls on the soon-to-be-established Burmese government to seriously consider taking steps to deal with Myanmar’s troubled past as a wayto help end the cycle of violence and human rights violations in the conflict-torn country […]

December 9, 2015  •  By International Center for Transitional Justice  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant Workers Exploited in Thai Tourist Paradise

Laundry workers who clean the Swedish tourists’ bed sheets in Thailand work 17 hour shifts. The fresh bread at the breakfast buffet is baked by workers who have not had vacation in a year. These are some of the results from Fair Action and Schyst resande’s (Fair Travel network) report “No Holidays for the Burmese […]”

December 9, 2015  •  By Fair Action and Schyst Resande  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Hundreds Attend Ceremony to Honor Farmer Killed by Burmese Government Troops at Gold Mine in Eastern Shan State

Over 300 farmers from different areas of Shan State attended a ceremony yesterday to honor Loong Sarm, a farmer who was shot and killed two months ago by Burmese government troops guarding a gold mine in Mong Len, eastern Shan State […]

December 8, 2015  •  By Shan State Farmers' Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Fair Trial Denied in “Muslim Army” Case, Torture Alleged

(MANDALAY, December 6, 2015)—The Myanmar government denied a fair trial to 12 Muslim men accused of receiving training from an armed group, Fortify Rights said today. Myanmar authorities allegedly tortured defendants now facing trial at Aung Myay Thar San Township Court in Mandalay Region […]

December 6, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Commentary: The 2015 General Election: A New Beginning?

The resounding victory of the National League for Democracy in the November general election has raised hopes in Myanmar and around the world that, finally, the country could be on the road towards peace and democracy. Sadly, there have been too many failures in the past for simple optimism now […]

December 4, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤