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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review on Refugees and Displaced Persons Burma/Myanmar

1. This submission focuses on Burma’s compliance with international human rights obligations in relation to Burma’s refugees and displaced persons safe, dignified and voluntary return. It draws on interviews conducted with a mixture of semi-structured individual interviews and focus groups with refugees from Mae La, Umpiem Mai, Ban Nai Soi, and Mae Ra Ma Luang refugee camps including women, youth and religious minority groups, Mon, Karenni, and Karen civil society groups, ethnic armed groups (EAGs), refugee committees, and international non-governmental organizations […]

October 26, 2015  •  By Burma Link Burma Partnership Human Rights Foundation of Mon Land-Burma Karen Human Rights Group Burma Medical Association Karen Community Based OrganizationsKaren Environmental and Social Action Network and Karenni Refugee Committee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Expert Kiai to Present Report Comparing Treatment of Business and Civil Society to General Assembly

NEW YORK – United Nations Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai will appear before the UN General Assembly on Oct. 27 to present his latest report, which compares States’ treatment of businesses and civil society, with an eye towards elevating conditions for the latter […]

October 26, 2015  •  By United Nations Special Rapporteur  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the Death of Rape Victim Htay Htay San

Htay Htay San, aged eight, youngest daughter of Aung Hla Sein and Khin Htwe Yee (deceased), was raped at her house in Danyawaddy (A) Quarter of Sittwe at around 10:30 pm on September 22, 2015, by Lance Corporal Nay Win Aung, from Light Infantry Battalion (LIB) 354 in Sittwe […]

October 25, 2015  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

JADE: Myanmar’s “Big State Secret”

JadeSince 2011, Myanmar’s rebranded government has told the world it is transitioning from a pariah state run by a ruthless military dictatorship to a civilian regime committed to wholesale political and economic reforms […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

As Myanmar Approaches Historic Election, New Report Reveals Secret Jade Trade is Worth up to US$31 billion, and Controlled by Military Elites and Drug Lords

Myanmar’s vast jade trade is being secretly controlled by networks of military elites, drug lords and crony companies associated with the darkest days of junta rule, an explosive 12-month investigation by Global Witness reveals today […]

October 23, 2015  •  By Global Witness  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement regarding Hunger Strike Calling for the Release of all the Political Prisoners Undertaken by Aung Hmaing San who is Currently Being Held in Tharyarwaddy Prison for Taking Part in the Movement for Democratic Education

1. Today (23-10-2015) at 9am in the morning, student leader Aung Hmaing San launched hunger strike in Tharyarwaddy prison calling for the release of all the political prisoners currently being detained and imprisoned across the country.
2. Aung Hmaing San’s action calling for the release of all political prisoners is a politically correct decision and a call that must be fulfilled by current government […]

October 23, 2015  •  By All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Facebook Arrests for Insult are Illegitimate in a Democracy

Yangon: ARTICLE 19, the Gender Equality Network (GEN) and Myanmar ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) call for the immediate and unconditional release of Chaw Sandhi Tun, who has been arrested and detained for posting a satirical gender-related image on Facebook […]

October 22, 2015  •  By ARTICLE 19, Gender Equality Network and Myanmar ICT for Development Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Election Must Show Commitment to Democracy

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

October 22, 2015  •  By US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

AAPP calls for political freedom in the lead up to the November 8 election

The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) calls for the right to political freedom to be upheld in the lead-up to the election and for an end to the arrests of members and supporters of opposition parties […]

October 22, 2015  •  By The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar Interfaith for Children (MIC) Statement

We, religious leaders from Myanmar Interfaith for children (MIC), representing the Buddhist, Christian, Islam and Hindu, call on the public and political parties to take the opportunity of the Myanmar’s historic 2015 election to make new commitments for every child in the country. What we are able to do for them now, will have a marked effect on their future since one-third of our population is made up of children […]

October 21, 2015  •  By Myanmar Interfaith for Children  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤