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Posts Tagged ‘Military Regime’ (89 found)

SUPPORTING HUMAN RIGHTS IN MYANMAR: Why the U.S. Should Maintain Existing Sanctions Authority

Fortify RightsIs now the time for the U.S. Government to drop all sanctions on Myanmar (also known as Burma)? A network of corporate lobbyists and business associations are seeking to convince the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama to lift all remaining sanctions on the country by letting the existing sanctions authority expire this month […]

May 9, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights and United to End Genocide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Government’s Response to UN review “Extremely Disappointing”

Paris, Bangkok, 17 March 2016: Burma’s extremely disappointing response to its second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the UN confirmed the outgoing government’s unwillingness to address the country’s key human rights challenges, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today […]

March 17, 2016  •  By ALTSEAN-Burma and FIDH  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤

PSLF Statement on Myanmar Tatmadaw’s Militarist Act of Targeting Ta’ang Civilian Populations with Intention of Escalating Offensive

The Palaung State Liberation Front strongly condemns the targeting of innocent civilians by Myanmar Tatmadaw in its attacks, with the intention of escalating offensives, in Kyaukme, Momeik, Mogok, Namtsan, Manton, Namtu, Namkham, Kutkai etc. of the Ta’ang Region […]

March 11, 2016  •  By Palaung State Liberation Front  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

NLD-led Government has Legitimacy but Lacks Power to Pursue Reforms?

military at parliamentLast week in the newly-constituted and reinvigorated Parliament, National League for Democracy (NLD) lawmaker Khin San Hlaing tabled an emergency motion requesting an inquiry into the questionable nature and circumstances of business deals involving the sale of national assets and resources by the outgoing Government allegedly without proper safeguards or due process […]

March 9, 2016  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Facing 377 Discrimination and Human Rights Abuses Against Transgender

Colors RainbowFollowing military coups in 1962 and 1988, multiple military regimes have ruled over Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Widespread human rights abuses conducted by police and military against the general public and ethnic minorities are well known and documented […]

February 23, 2016  •  By Colors Rainbow  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Scrap or Amend new Law that could Grant Immunity to Former Presidents

Myanmar should immediately repeal or amend a new law passed today which could grant former presidents immunity for human rights violations and crimes under international law, said Amnesty International […]

January 28, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

MPs Call for Release of U Gambira after his Re-arrest in Myanmar

JAKARTA, 21 January 2016 – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today raised concern at the re-arrest of former monk and pro-democracy leader U Gambira in Myanmar on alleged immigration offences, and called on authorities to ensure his immediate and safe release […]

January 21, 2016  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Exposes Systematic Cover-up of Myanmar Army Involvement in Kachin Rape-Murder Case

A new report exposes the systematic cover-up of the Myanmar Army’s involvement in the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers in Kawng Kha village, northern Shan State, exactly one year ago […]

January 19, 2016  •  By Kachin Women's Association-Thailand and Legal Aid Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of Civil Society Organizations on the Union Peace Convention to be held on 12th January 2016

Adoption of the framework for political dialogue on 16th December 2015 and announcement of the convening date for Union Peace Convention on 12th January 2016 is an act of negligence of armed conflicts occurring in Northern Shan State and Kachin State […]

January 5, 2016  •  By 126 Civil Society Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤