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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

Burma Air Force Destroys Timber Trucks in order to Gain Timber Monopoly in Kachin State

The Burma Army has been deliberately targeting timber trucks in Kachin Independence Organization (KIO) controlled areas with airstrikes. These targeted attacks have been documented and photographed by the KIO. The sale and shipping of resources through Kachin State, such as timber, is a lucrative revenue source, and this is not the first time that timber trucks have been disrupted en route […]

April 28, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to ASEAN Heads of State

We write as Members of Parliament representing several ASEAN nations to express our grave concern about the plight of Rohingya Muslims, the high risk of atrocities in Myanmar, and the dangers these crises represent, not only for Myanmar, but for the entire ASEAN region […]

April 22, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Rohingya Crisis and the Risk of Atrocities in Myanmar: An ASEAN Challenge and Call to Action

RohingyaExecutive Summary

The longstanding persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar has led to the highest outflow of asylum seekers by sea since the U.S. war in Vietnam. Human rights violations against Rohingya have resulted in a regional human trafficking epidemic, and there have been further abuses against Rohingya upon their arrival in other Southeast Asian countries […]

April 22, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံအမ်ိဳးသားလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးေကာ္မရွင္: ႏွစ္ပတ္လည္ အစီရင္ခံစာ ( ၂၀၁၄)

ျပည္ေထာင္စုသမၼတ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံေတာ္၊ ျပည္ေထာင္စု အစုိးရအဖဲြ႔သည္ ဖဲြ႔စည္းပုံအေျခခံဥပေဒပါ ႏိုင္ငံသားမ်ား၏ မူလအခြင့္အေရးမ်ားကို ျမွင့္တင္ေရးႏွင့္ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရးတုိ႔အား ေဆာင္ရြက္ႏုိင္ရန္အလုိ႔ငွာIMAGES ၂၀၁၁ခုႏွစ္၊ စက္တင္ဘာလ (၅) ရက္ေန႔တြင္ အမိန္႔ေၾကာ္ျငာစာ အမွတ္ ( ၃၄/၂၀၁၁) ျဖင့္ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ အမ်ိဳးသား လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ကုိ အဖြဲ႔၀င္ ( ၁၅) ဦးျဖင့္ ဖဲြ႔စည္းျပီး တာ၀န္ႏွင့္လုပ္ပုိင္ခြင့္မ်ား သတ္မွတ္ထုတ္ျပန္ခဲ့ပါသည္ […]

April 18, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Amnesty International Oral Statement on Myanmar to the 28th session of the Human Rights Council

Amnesty International has submitted two written statements on Myanmar to this Council’s session , one of which focuses on extractive industries […]

March 17, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ဒီမုိကေရစီ ပညာေရးလွဳပ္ရွားမွဳ ဦးေဆာင္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၏ ခ်ီတတ္ဆႏၵျပမႈအေပၚ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ကာကြယ္ျမွင့္တင္သူမ်ားအဖြဲြ႕ (HRDP) ၏ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ဒီမုိကေရစီ ပညာေရး လွဳပ္ရွားမွဳ ဦးေဆာင္ေက်ာင္းသားမ်ား၏ ခ်ီတက္ဆႏၵျပမႈၾကီးသည္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး စံခ်ိန္ စံညႊန္းမ်ားႏွင့္ လုံး၀ကုိက္ညီမွဳ ရွိေပသည္။ လြတ္လပ္စြာ ပညာသင္ၾကားခြင့္ကုိ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္း၊ အခ်ဳပ္အျခာ ကင္းသည့္ ပညာေရး လြတ္လပ္ခြင့္ကုိ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္းတုိ႕ေၾကာင့္ ယေန႔ေက်ာင္းသားတုိ႔ သပိတ္ေမွာက္ ေတာင္းဆုိျခင္းသည္ လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးဆုိင္ရာ ခုခံကာကြယ္ျခင္းျဖစ္ေပသည္။ […]

January 26, 2015  •  By Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Religions for Peace Myanmar Statement on sexual violence against two Kachin teachers

Religions for Peace – Myanmar shared its deepest condolence with the bereaved family and is extremely saddened by the rape, torture and killing of Kachin Baptist Convention religious volunteer teachers – Maran Lu Ra and Tangbau Hkawn Nan Tsin, age 20 and 21 at Kawng Hka village, Pansan township, Muse District, Northern Shan State, on the night of 19 January, 2015. Religions for Peace – Myanmar strongly condemns such act of armed and sexual violence in the Christian church compound in Kawng Hka village and to any kind of armed violence […]

January 25, 2015  •  By Religions for Peace Myanmar  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Religious Conversion Bill is “Major Setback for Religious Freedom and Human Rights”

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has expressed profound concern that a new law restricting religious conversions, passed earlier this week by the upper house of Burma’s parliament, would be a major setback for religious freedom and human rights in the country. […]

January 23, 2015  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Today is the final day of my second official visit to Myanmar as Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. It has been a visit rich in its diversity, geography, viewpoints and experiences. I have engaged with government officials, parliamentarians, religious and community leaders, civil society representatives, victims of human rights violations and members of the international community. My discussions have been frank, open, sometimes passionate but always welcoming. I am feeling more and more a part of this country and am privileged to be accompanying the people of Myanmar on this journey of reform towards greater enjoyment of human rights. My visit would not have been possible without the genuine cooperation of the Government of Myanmar and the committed support of the United Nations Country Team. I wish to express my sincere appreciation to both organisations […]

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

Burma and the U.S. Conclude Successful Second Human Rights Dialogue

1. Myanmar and the United States held the second Myanmar-U.S. Human Rights Dialogue in Nay Pyi Taw January 14-15 to discuss and exchange best practices in the field of human rights of both parties, and also on ongoing efforts to further promote and protect human rights in Myanmar […]

January 16, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤