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Posts Tagged ‘Rakhine State’ (49 found)

EU Must Call Rohingya People “Rohingya”

As organisations representing Rohingya people in 9countries, we express our deep concern and disappointment at the decision by the European Union not to use our name when referring to us […]

June 27, 2016  •  By 10 Burmese Rohingya Organisations  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein: Zeid urges action to address serious rights violations against Rohingya and other minorities in Myanmar

GENEVA (20 June 2016) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Monday urged the new Government in Myanmar to take concrete steps to put an end to the systemic discrimination and ongoing human rights violations against minorities as he released a new report that highlights the plight of these minorities, in particular the large Rohingya Muslim community in Rakhine State.

June 20, 2016  •  By United Nations Human Rights Council  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Taking the EU-Myanmar Partnership to the Next Level: An EU Strategy in Support of Myanmar’s Reforms

The High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission have today adopted a Joint Communication that sets out a vision for ambitious and forward-looking EU engagement with Myanmar as the country’s transition enters its next phase […]

June 1, 2016  •  By European Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤

Myanmar: Amnesty International Calls on Myanmar to Protect the Rights of Rohingya and to Release all Prisoners of Conscience

Amnesty International wishes to express its profound regret at Myanmar’s rejection of all 27 recommendations relating specifically to the human rights and humanitarian situation of the persecuted Rohingya minority […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Deep-rooted Human Rights Challenges Must be Tackled in Myanmar’s New Political era – UN expert

GENEVA (18 March 2016) – Myanmar is a very different country from just a few short years ago, said the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, warning however of the urgent need to tackle deeply entrenched human rights issues […]

March 18, 2016  •  By Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Atrocities Prevention Report: Targeting of and Attacks on Members of Religious Groups in Burma

The situation in Rakhine State is grim, in part due to a mix of long-term historical tensions between the Rakhine and Rohingya communities, socio-political conflict, socio-economic underdevelopment, and a long-standing marginalization of both Rakhine and Rohingya by the Government of Burma […]

March 17, 2016  •  By U.S. Department of State  •  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 ➤

Four Steps the NLD Led Government Can Take On Rohingya Crisis

The Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK today publishes a new briefing paper calling on the NLD-led government, which will take power in April, to take four practical steps to start addressing human rights violations against the Rohingya […]

February 18, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation - UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sticks and Stones: Hate Speech Narratives and Facilitators in Myanmar

Sticks and StonesConditions for Muslims have steadily declined in Myanmar, with the Rohingya Muslims of Rakhine State facing the gravest threat. In 2012, the country was rocked by the worst sectarian violence in over 50 years, resulting in over 200 killed and 140,000 displaced, most of them being the Rohingya […]

February 5, 2016  •  By C4ADS  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤