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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

If Naypyidaw Wants Peace, it Must Stop its Military Advances into Shan Ceasefire Territories

Shan Community Based Organisations (CBOs) are gravely concerned at the current offensive by Naypyidaw troops against Shan ceasefire territories in four townships of central Shan State, which has displaced over 1,500 villagers so far […]

October 15, 2015  •  By Shan Community Based Organisations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General on Myanmar

The Secretary-General welcomes the signing today in Nay Pyi Taw of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement by the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Myanmar Defence forces and several Ethnic Armed Organizations. This marks an important step in advancing national reconciliation and consolidating the reform process in the country […]

October 15, 2015  •  By United Nations  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: International Religious Freedom Report for 2014

Muslim, Christian, and other religious minorities faced physical abuse, arbitrary arrest and detention, restrictions on religious practice and travel, and discrimination in employment and access to citizenship […]

October 15, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Immediately Release Two People Detained for Mocking Army on Facebook

Myanmar’s authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a peace activist and a young woman who have been arrested for mocking the country’s army chief on Facebook, Amnesty International said […]

October 15, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Soldiers who Opened Fire on Villagers at eastern Shan State Gold Mine Must be Prosecuted

We, the Shan Farmers’ Network and Shan Human Rights Foundation, demand the prosecution of the Burma Army troops who opened fire yesterday on villagers at a gold mine in eastern Shan State, killing one man and injuring five others […]

October 14, 2015  •  By Shan Farmers' Network and Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Human Rights Lawyer Khin Khin Kyaw

(YANGON – October 14, 2015) The Government of Myanmar should immediately drop all charges against human rights lawyer Khin Khin Kyaw, Fortify Rights and Justice Trust said today. Khin Khin Kyaw faces up to six months in prison, fines, and revocation of her legal license for allegedly disrupting a courtroom after she filed a legal motion seeking to hold high-ranking police officials responsible for the violent crackdown against protesters in Letpadan in Myanmar’s Bago Region on March 10, 2015 […]

October 14, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and Justice Trust  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ethnic Aspirations Not Exclusively Tied to the 2015 Elections

Election for Ethnic Equality CoverOn Friday 9 October, 2015, Burma Partnership released the report Elections for Ethnic Equality? A Snapshot of Ethnic Perspectives on the 2015 Elections at the Royal Rose Restaurant, Rangoon. The report highlights the need for institutional and structural reforms of governance to be implemented that reduce the power of the Burma Army and devolve power to Region and State Parliaments as a priority for ethnic communities. Otherwise, elections will not be able to make substantive changes to the communities’ lives […]

October 13, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APRRN Statement on Protection at Sea

With the imminent commencement of the ‘sailing season’, more refugees and migrants are expected to depart on perilous journeys from Myanmar and Bangladesh to Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Over the past few years, the world has witnessed the suffering and violence that people on these journeys have endured at the hands of smugglers and traffickers […]

October 12, 2015  •  By Asia Pacific Refugee Rights Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crackdown at Letpadan: Excessive Use of Force and Violations of the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and Expression in Letpadan, Bago Region, Myanmar

Letpandaung protest On March 10, 2015, following a weeklong standoff in the town of Letpadan in Myanmar’sBago Region, police officers violently cracked down on a group of approximately 200 protesters demonstrating against the recently passed National Education Law […]

October 10, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights and Harvard Law School's International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Institutional and Structural Governance Reforms Must Go Hand-in-hand With the 2015 Elections to Achieve Ethnic Equality

[Rangoon – 9 October 2015] As Burma prepares for the much anticipated 2015 elections, what must not be forgotten is the much needed fundamental, structural and institutional reforms of governance to address the concerns, and political aspirations of ethnic communities, Burma Partnership said in a report released today[…]

October 9, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤