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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

COUNTDOWN TO ANNIHILATION: GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR

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 ➤

Myanmar: Freedom on the Net 2015

Buddhist monks use the internet in an internet cafe in Yangon March 29, 2012.  REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun (MYANMAR  - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTR301Q7

Internet freedom in Myanmar declined during the coverage period of this report in comparison with the progress made since the country undertook liberalization in 2011. 1 The government and security forces stepped up intimidation of internet users during social protests, intensifying conflict in ethnic minority regions, and during preparation for the 2015 national elections […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Freedom House  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Voter Disenfranchisement Rife as Millions Unable to Vote

Myanmar nationals camp outside the Myanmar embassy as they wait for polling stations to open for advance voting in SingaporeThe process of advanced voting in Burma has begun amid much confusion and contradiction. According to The Myanmar Times, election commission officials have offered countering details regarding the timeline of the advanced voting and foreign observers have reported being unaware that the process had even begun […]

October 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Promotion and protection of human rights, Situation of human rights in Myanmar

The Secretary-General has the honour to present to the members of the General Assembly the report on the situation of human rights in Myanmar submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, in accordance with General Assembly resolution 69/248 […]

October 28, 2015  •  By United Nations General Assembly  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Comparing States’ treatment of businesses and associations worldwide

Sectoral-equity-poster-small_500In this report, Maina Kiai’s third to the United Nations General Assembly, the Special Rapporteur compares the enabling environments that States, multilateral organizations and other actors create for businesses and associations, and highlights instances where they are treated inequitably.

October 28, 2015  •  By United Nations Special Rapporteur  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Statement No.(15/2015)

The Multi-party Democracy General Elections will be held on 8 November 2015. Only a few days remain. The political parties and independent candidates are campaigning earnestly to be victorious in the General Elections […]

October 27, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Releases Latest Statement on Myanmar’s Pre-Election Activities

ATLANTA — The Carter Center today released its latest statement on Myanmar’s pre-election activities, making recommendations to help ensure a democratic process in the days to come […]

October 27, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Defenders Forum Joins Aung Hmaing San’s Call for the Release of All Political Prisoners in Myanmar

It has been five days since student leader Aung Hmaing San began a hunger strike in Thayarwaddy prison, calling for the release of all the political prisoners across Myanmar. Aung Hmaing San was arrested alongside many other students and supporters when police brutally cracked down on their protest camp in Lapadan Township, Bago Region […]

October 27, 2015  •  By Human Rights Defenders Forum Steering Committee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤