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Posts Tagged ‘Rakhine State’ (49 found)

Statement No.(16/2015) Statement by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on the occasion of the International Human Rights Day which falls on 10 December 2015

1. Together with the International Community, Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) would like to honour this historic International Human Rights Day which falls on 10 December 2015 […]

December 10, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

“There is no Turning Back in Myanmar,” says UN Human Rights Expert after Elections

GENEVA (16 November 2015) – United Nations Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee today welcomed the recent elections in Myanmar as “a new chapter in the country’s history” and reaffirmed her commitment to work with all parties to improve the human rights situation for all in Myanmar. “The people have expressed the will for change. There is no turning back now,” Ms. Lee stressed […]

November 16, 2015  •  By Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PERSECUTION OF THE ROHINGYA MUSLIMS: Is Genocide Occurring in Myanmar’s Rakhine State?

Rohingya in BurmaThis legal analysis considers whether the ongoing attacks on and persecution of the Rohingya Muslim population in Myanmar constitute genocide, as defined by the 1948 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (the Genocide Convention) […]

October 29, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Must be at the Heart of Historic Election Period in Myanmar – UN expert

NEW YORK/GENEVA (29 October 2015) – UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, called on all those in positions of authority in Myanmar to ensure that respect for the human rights of all must be at the core of the historic elections due to take place in 10 days’ time […]

October 29, 2015  •  By United Nations Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

COUNTDOWN TO ANNIHILATION: GENOCIDE IN MYANMAR

Genocide in MyanmarThe Rohingya face the final stages of genocide. Decades of persecution have taken on a new and intensified form since mass killings in 2012. The marked escalation in State-sponsored stigmatisation, discrimination, violence and segregation, and the systematic weakening of the community, make precarious the very existence of the Rohingya […]

October 29, 2015  •  By International State Crime Initiative  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Releases Latest Statement on Myanmar’s Pre-Election Activities

ATLANTA — The Carter Center today released its latest statement on Myanmar’s pre-election activities, making recommendations to help ensure a democratic process in the days to come […]

October 27, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Disenfranchisement and Desperation in Myanmar’s Rakhine State: Drivers of a Regional Crisis

Rakhine statePolitical exclusion is exacerbating the already intense sense of desperation among Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, and driving a regional crisis that ASEAN leaders are ill prepared to confront. Unless serious steps are taken to address the situation of deprivation and despair in Rakhine State, many Rohingya will have no other option but to flee in search of asylum elsewhere […]

October 16, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: International Religious Freedom Report for 2014

Muslim, Christian, and other religious minorities faced physical abuse, arbitrary arrest and detention, restrictions on religious practice and travel, and discrimination in employment and access to citizenship […]

October 15, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review: Myanmar

Civil war in Myanmar This report was originally submitted by Fortify Rights to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on March 21, 2015 for consideration in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Myanmar’s human rights performance, which will take place November 9 at the U.N. Human Rights Council […]

September 29, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤