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Posts Tagged ‘Karen Human Rights Group’ (52 found)

Losing Ground: Land Conflicts and Collective Action in Eastern Myanmar

Analysis of KHRG’s field information gathered between January 2011 and November 2012 in seven geographic research areas in eastern Myanmar indicates that natural resource extraction and development projects undertaken or facilitated by civil and military State authorities […]

March 5, 2013  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Steps Towards Peace: Local Participation in the Karen Ceasefire Process

During the ten months since a preliminary ceasefire agreement was reached between representatives of the Government of the Union of Myanmar and the Karen National Union (KNU),[1] negotiators from the two parties have met twice, most recently on September 3rd and 4th, aiming to build trust and progress towards a code of conduct that will set guidelines as to how the armed actors must operate towards each other.[2] As the details of this document have not yet been made public,[3] this moment presents an opportunity to consider what impact the ceasefire has had for villagers in eastern Burma in the last ten months and, based on their perspectives, to suggest further steps that are still needed to ensure sustainable peace.

November 7, 2012  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Launch of “Uncertain Ground: Landmine Use in Eastern Burma”

Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) today released a major new report documenting the continued challenges posed by widespread use of landmines in eastern Burma and called for urgent humanitarian mine action that addresses the priorities and concerns […]

May 22, 2012  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Uncertain Ground: Landmine Use in Eastern Burma

This report focuses on field information received between January and December 2011. Key updates relating to the use of landmines in 2012 were also included, however due to the sheer volume of information that KHRG regularly receives, all field information received since the beginning of 2012 has […]

May 22, 2012  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Safeguarding Human Rights in a Post-Ceasefire Eastern Burma

The ongoing ceasefire negotiations between the Government of Myanmar and the Karen National Union present an important opportunity for bringing lasting peace and improved human rights conditions to local people in eastern Burma […]

January 26, 2012  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

All the information I’ve given you, I faced it myself: Rural testimony on abuse in eastern Burma since November 2010

Human rights abuses faced by ethnic communities across rural eastern Burma have continued since November 2010, and are consistent with patterns KHRG has documented since 1992. Drawing from a dataset of 1,270 oral testimonies, sets of images and documentation […]

December 15, 2011  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civilian and Military Order Documents: March 2008 to July 2011

This report includes translated copies of 207 order documents issued by military and civilian officials of Burma’s central government, as well as non-state armed groups now formally subordinate to the state army as ‘Border Guard’ battalions, to village heads in eastern Burma between March 2008 and July 2011 […]

October 5, 2011  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

From Prison to Front Line: Analysis of convict porter testimony 2009 – 2011

Over the last two decades, KHRG has documented the abuse of convicts taken by the thousands from prisons across Burma and forced to serve as porters for frontline units of Burma’s state army, the Tatmadaw. In the last two years alone, Tatmadaw units have used at least 1,700 convict porters during two distinct, ongoing combat operations in Karen State and eastern Bago Division; this report presents full transcripts and analysis of interviews with 59 who escaped […]

July 13, 2011  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Dead Men Walking: Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma

This 70-page report details abuses against convict porters including summary executions, torture, and the use of the convicts as “human shields” […]

July 12, 2011  •  By Human Rights Watch and Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Acute Food Shortages Threatening 8,885 Villagers in 118 Villages Across Northern Papun District

At least 8,885 villagers in 118 villages in northern Karen State say they have run out of food or will do so before the October 2011 harvest, according to information released Wednesday by the Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG). Because of limited financial resources, local humanitarian organisations have been unable to provide […]

May 11, 2011  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤