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Posts Tagged ‘Rakhine State’ (49 found)

US: Don’t Let Trade Trump Human Rights

(Bangkok, July 28, 2015)—The U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report fails to accurately assess Malaysia and Myanmar’s efforts to combat human trafficking, Fortify Rights said today. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry released the report in Washington, D.C. on Monday, upgrading Malaysia from Tier-3 to Tier-2 Watch-List status and keeping Myanmar at Tier-2 Watch-List status, despite evidence that each country failed to adequately combat human trafficking in 2014 […]

July 28, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

MPs Urge Ban Ki-Moon to Negotiate Humanitarian Access to Rakhine State, Burma

Over 50 MPs in the British Parliament have signed an Early Day Motion (EDM) (a kind of Parliamentary petition) calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to personally lead negotiations for humanitarian access to Rakhine State, Burma. The MPs also call on the British Government to put pressure on the Burmese government to address the root causes of why the Rohingya are fleeing the country […]

July 7, 2015  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Investigation Needed into Human Rights Violations Against Burma’s Rohingya

Monday 8th June marks the third anniversary of a new wave of large-scale violence against Burma’s Rohingya ethnic minority. The violence left hundreds dead and displaced more than 140,000 people […]

June 7, 2015  •  By Members of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN News Centre: UN Refugee Agency Seeks $13 Million to Beef Up Protections for Boat Arrivals in Southeast Asia

The United Nations refugee agency today announced that it is seeking $13 million to help with the needs of new boat arrivals to countries in Southeast Asia, where thousands of refugees and migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh have been risking their lives by crossing the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea […]

June 5, 2015  •  By United Nations News Centre  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Responding To Boat People Crisis in Southeast Asia – Special Meeting in Bangkok Must Formulate a Long-Term and Sustainable Solution

(Bangkok, 28 May 2015) – On 29th May, 17 countries will come together in Bangkok for the “Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean” hosted by the Thai Government […]

May 28, 2015  •  By Forum-Asia  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (5/2015) The visit by the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission team to the prisons and detention centres in Sittwe and Buthidaung townships in Rakhine

1. A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission comprising members U Zaw Win, Dr.Nyan Zaw, Daw Mya Mya and staff visited the prisons and detention centres in Sittwe and Buthidaung townships in Rakhine State from 2-6 April 2015 […]

April 30, 2015  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Testimony to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations “Accountability and Transformation: Tier Rankings in the Fight against Human Trafficking”

Thank you, Chairman Smith, and other distinguished members of the Subcommittee for inviting me to testify at this important hearing on the U.S. State Department Trafficking in Persons (TIP) report and the tier-ranking process […]

April 22, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (2/2014) Investigation of the Incident at the Ducheeratan Village

1. A team from the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) comprising the Secretary and three members visited Sittwe and Maung Taw Township and made a tour of the Ducheeratan village tract from 30 January to 3 February 2014, in order to investigate the news reports on the incident that had occurred at Ducheeratan middle village […]

February 17, 2014  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement No. (4/2013) On the International Human Rights Day

1. On the International Human Rights Day, the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) joins the international community in celebrating this auspicious day […]

December 10, 2013  •  By Myanmar Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤