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Posts Tagged ‘Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement’ (129 found)

Central Standing Committee after 15th KNU Congress Third Emergency Meeting Statement

1. Karen National Union (KNU) Central Standing Committee (CSC) third emergency meeting was held successfully from October 23 to 29. The emergency meeting was attended by 47 out of 50 CSC members.2. The CSC emergency meeting reviewed and discussed, openly and constructively, on the current political situation of Burma, the situation of own organization, work relating to alliances, nationwide ceasefire matter and the negotiation processes […]

October 29, 2014  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly Resolution must Keep the Spotlight on Serious Human Rights Violations

New York, Paris, Bangkok – A UN General Assembly’s Third Committee resolution must continue to address serious human rights violations in Burma, FIDH and its member organization Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma) urged Permanent Missions to the UN during a visit by an FIDH-organized to New-York […]

October 21, 2014  •  By International Federation for Human Rights, Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ခ်င္းျပည္နယ္၊ ပလက္၀ျမိဳ႕နယ္မွ ခ်င္းတိုင္းရင္းသားမ်ား လူ႔အခြင့္အေရး ခ်ိဳးေဖါက္ခံရျခင္းႏွင့္ ပတ္သက္၍ ပူးတြဲသေဘာထား ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ခ်င္းျပည္နယ္၊ ပလက္ဝျမိဳ႕နယ္၊ ကုန္ျပင္ေက်းရြာေန ခ်င္းတိုင္းရင္းသား မ်ားျဖစ္ၾက သည့္ ဦးေက်ာ္ေအာင္၊ ဦးေအးလွ၊ ဦးေမာင္စိန္၊ ဦးေက်ာ္ျမင့္ဦး၊ ဦးေအာင္ေက်ာ္လွႏွင့္ ဦးေအာင္ဆိုတို႔ ၆ ဦးအား အေနာက္ပိုင္းတိုင္း စစ္ဌာနခ်ဳပ္ လက္ေအာက္ခံ၊ အမွတ္ ၃၄၄ ေျခလ်င္တပ္ရင္းမွ ဗုိလ္မွဴးတင္ထြဋ္ဦးပါ ၁၃ ဦးအဖြဲ႔မွ ၂၀၁၄ ခုႏွစ္ ၾသဂုတ္လ ၂၈ မွ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၁ ရက္ေန႔အထိ ခ်င္းအမ်ိဳးသားတပ္ဦး (CNF) ႏွင့္ အဆက္ အသြယ္ ျပဳလုပ္သည္ဟူေသာ စြပ္စြဲခ်က္ျဖင့္ မတရားခ်ဳပ္ေႏွာင္ ရိုက္နက္ခဲ့သည့္ အျပင္ စက္တင္ဘာလ ၄ ရက္ ေန႔တြင္ ဗိုလ္မွဴးတင္ထြဋ္ဦးမွ ၄င္းတို႔အား ၾကိဳတင္ ေရးထား သည့္ ဝန္ခံဂတိျပဳစာရြက္ေပၚတြင္ အတင္းအၾကပ္ လက္မွတ္ေရးထုိး ေစခိုင္းျခင္း မ်ား ျပဳလုပ္ခဲ့ေၾကာင္း သိရိွရသည္။ […]

October 18, 2014  •  By Kaladan Development Foundation, Khumi Affairs Consultative Council, Chin Human Rights Organization, Chin National Democratic Party, Ethnic Nationalities Development Party, Asho Chin National Party  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization Founded at the 2nd Burma Ethnic Nationalities Conference Canada

The second Burma Ethnic Nationalities Conference Canada was successfully held on 11-12 October 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. The conference was attended by representatives and members of Burma ethnic communities from across Canada […]

October 16, 2014  •  By Canadian Burma Ethnic Nationalities Organization  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

69th Session of the UN General Assembly – Situation of human rights in Myanmar: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

Situation of human rights in BurmaI. Introduction

I. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar was established pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1992/58 and recently extended by Human Rights Council resolution 25/26. The present report is submitted pursuant to Council resolution 25/26 and General Assembly resolution 68/242.

II. Background

2. Following the completion of the term of the previous mandate holder, the current mandate holder took up her functions only in June 2014, which resulted in a shorter period than usual to conduct a country visit and review the information gathered. The present report therefore sets out the Special Rapporteur’s preliminary observations, to be supplemented by her oral statement to the General Assembly […]

October 16, 2014  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Elusive Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement Continues to Distract from Substantial Peace Talks

4 November 2013 Jpaing IrrawaddyAs talks over the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) are delayed once again, thus pushing substantive dialogue further into the future, Burma’s decades long civil war rages on in Kachin and Shan States.
Talks over the signing of the NCA have now gone on for nearly 18 months and the situation on the ground has still not changed. The Burma Army continues to attack ethnic armed groups in areas where ceasefires have been signed, such as those of the Shan State Army South and Shan State Army North, as well as continuing offensives against the Kachin Independence Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Front (TNLA) where there is no ceasefire. On Monday 18 August, a civilian in Namkan Township, Shan State was shot dead and another hospitalized after a clash between the TNLA and Burma Army. Human rights violations such as sexual violence, arbitrary arrest, torture and extrajudicial killing continue in these active conflict areas, while in areas where individual ceasefires are holding, the Burma Army is entrenching its power both militarily and economically through land confiscation and reinforcement of its positions.

The aim in this pursuit of the NCA is questionable as it distracts from the real issues at hand that prevent the ethnic people of Burma from enjoying genuine peace. Let us not forget that the Burma government has already signed ceasefire agreements with most ethnic armed groups. But has this stopped the attacks and human rights violations inflicted on local communities by armed forces? This question cannot be answered in the affirmative. Just ask the villagers who live in Murng Hsu, Shan State, whose homes came under artillery attack, and were forced to act as guides for the Burma Army in June of this year in a supposed ceasefire area. If all groups sign on to the NCA, the biggest question is how can they trust that the Burma Army will actually cease its attacks. There is scant evidence of this from current and previous ceasefires […]

August 26, 2014  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤