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Posts Tagged ‘Human Rights’ (685 found)

New Book Brings Stories of Burma’s Ethnic Nationalities from the Thailand-Burma Border to Local and International Audiences

(March 16, 2016) Today, Burma Link launches a book, Lives on the Line: Voices for Change from the Thailand-Burma Border, in English and Burmese. The book brings stories of Burma’s ethnic nationalities from diverse backgrounds to international audiences as well as into book shops inside the country […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Burma Link  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Special Report: FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to Myanmar

WFPAn FAO/WFP Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) visited Myanmar from 24 November to 10 December 2015 at the invitation of the Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MoAI) to forecast the 2015 cereal production (2015 main monsoon and ongoing 2015 secondary summer season) and to evaluate the prospective food security and nutrition situation […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and World Food Programme  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

RSF calls for thorough Investigation of Bombing at Journalist’s Home

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on the Burmese authorities to do everything possible to arrest and prosecute all those who had anything to do with last week’s bomb explosion at the home of Min Min, the chief editor of the Root Investigative Agency (RIA), in the troubled western state of Arakan […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Union Parliament Elects New President

The United States congratulates Htin Kyaw on his election as Burma’s next president. The presidential election is another important step forward in Burma’s democratic transition, and we commend the people and institutions of Burma who continue to work together to ensure a peaceful transfer of power after the November 2015 elections […]

March 16, 2016  •  By Department of State, John Kerry, Secretary of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Digs Its Heels In

Presidential-Nominees-1024x683Amid the attention and focus on the National League for Democracy (NLD) confirming their choices for Vice-President, and the selection of Htin Kyaw as the next President of Burma, 46 imprisoned students as well as their fellow colleagues, families and supporters outside noted a rather more sombre event – the first anniversary of the crackdown on peaceful student protesters in Letpadan, Bago Region […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Investigate Forced Labor of Rakhine Buddhists in Western Myanmar

(Yangon, March 15, 2016)— Myanmar Army soldiers forced ethnic-Rakhine civilians to dig graves and carry supplies under the threat of death during recent fighting with the Arakan Army in Rakhine State, Fortify Rights said today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Australia Undermining UN Efforts to Defend Human Rights in Burma and Weakening its Own Leadership in the Process

As Australia undermines international efforts to address Burma’s significant human rights challenges, it also misses an opportunity to establish its credentials as a global human rights leader, the Human Rights Law Centre has warned today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Human Rights Law Centre  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya Representative meets Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee at the UN Human Rights Council

Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), met with Ms. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma in Geneva today […]

March 15, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organization UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Oral Statement during the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

Ms. Lee, we welcome your report and share your concerns regarding the breadth of major human rights challenges Myanmar faces […]

March 14, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Ms. Yanghee LEE, Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar at the 31st session of the Human Rights Council

I thank you for the opportunity to once again address this august Human Rights Council on the developments in Myanmar. 8 November 2015 will be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of the country […]

March 14, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤