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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Post-Election Transition is a Potential Watershed for Reform Efforts, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the recent elections in Burma […]

November 17, 2015  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Refugee Crisis and Freedom of Expression Must be Tackled at ASEAN Summit

Southeast Asian leaders meeting this week in Malaysia must urgently prioritize a coordinated plan to help the thousands of asylum seekers and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh who are forced to risk abuse and death at sea, said Amnesty International […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“There is no Turning Back in Myanmar,” says UN Human Rights Expert after Elections

GENEVA (16 November 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee today welcomed the recent elections in Myanmar as “a new chapter in the country’s history” and reaffirmed her commitment to work with all parties to improve the human rights situation for all in Myanmar. “The people have expressed the will for change. There is no turning back now,” Ms. Lee stressed […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: UN General Assembly Resolution still Needed in Light of Ongoing Serious Human Rights Situation

Amnesty International and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) call on all UN member states to recognize the continued need for a resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar at the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in light of the ongoing human rights violations taking place in the country […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi on Victory in Myanmar’s General Election

Delhi, India, 13 November 2015 – Writing to fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi to congratulate her on her party’s remarkable victory in the general elections in Myanmar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote […]

November 14, 2015  •  By Dalai Lama  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Students on Hunger Strike Tortured at MyinGyan Prison

AAPP calls for immediate action and an investigation into acts of torture committed against students Si Thu Myant and SoeHlaing at MyinGyan Prison on November 6, 2015 and demands the students’ immediate and unconditional release […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Overcoming all Obstacles, the NLD Surges to a Decisive Victory

Election in MyanmarIt is clear that the National League for Democracy (NLD) will be the next ruling party of Burma, as the Union Election Commission (UEC) continues to release periodic updates on the official results of the historic election. The most recent and official release of information has put the NLD as the victor in 291 of the declared seats in the Union Parliament, with the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) claiming only in 33 seats so far […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤