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Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya’ (311 found)

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Must Press For Practical Steps on Rohingya

We, BROUK are grateful for the UN Secretary General stressing the need for action on problems facing Rohingya, during his press conference with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi today. The Annan Commission is looking at long-term solutions on the Rohingya issue, but many problems faced by the Rohingya, including what Ban Ki-moon’s own […]

August 30, 2016  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of ARNO on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s 21st Century Panglong Convention

1. The Panglong Agreement signed on February 12, 1947 between the independence hero late Gen. Aung San and leaders of the several ethnic groups in Panglong, Shan State, was an epoch-making event in the history of Burma to build the Union of Burma together. The history of Burma/Myanmar would have developed differently if there was no Panglong Treaty […]

August 25, 2016  •  By Arakan Rohingya National Organisation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Oral statement by Amnesty International, the Women Peace Network-Arakan and The Arakan Project in light of the review of Myanmar’s fourth and fifth combined report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

Amnesty International, the Women Peace Network-Arakan and The Arakan Project welcome the opportunity to address the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and to raise our concerns regarding the situation of Rohingya in Myanmar and in particular women and girls who experience discrimination on multiple fronts, including their gender, ethnicity, and religion […]

July 4, 2016  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Facilitate Right to Return and Reparations for Displaced Muslim Rohingya

(Yangon, February 26, 2016)—The government of Myanmar should immediately and unconditionally facilitate the right to return for more than 145,000 Rohingya Muslims and others confined to 67 internment camps in Rakhine State, Fortify Rights said today […]

February 26, 2016  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Practical steps the NLD-led government can take in its first six months to address human rights violations against the Rohingya

For decades successive regimes and governments in Burma have pursued a twin-track policy of impoverishment and human rights violations in order to attempt to wipe out the Rohingya community from Arakan State […]

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

Burma: Election Points Path to Rights Progress

(New York, January 27, 2016) – Burma’s peaceful elections were the high point of a year that saw the overall human rights situation in the country stagnate, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2016. The opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) under Aung San Suu Kyi won an overwhelming victory in structurally […]

January 27, 2016  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thailand:Threats Continue in Human Trafficking Trial

(Bangkok, December 24, 2015)— Witnesses involved in a high-profile human trafficking trial are under threat and are not receiving adequate protections in Thailand, Fortify Rights said today. Key witnesses have been forced into hiding while others are confined in shelters […]

December 24, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Drop Charges Against Rohingya Calendar

(Yangon, December 11, 2015)— The Myanmar government should immediately and unconditionally drop all charges against six men for printing the word “Rohingya” in a 2016 calendar, Fortify Rights said today. The government should uphold the right to freedom of expression and ensure protection for the six defendants, including Aung Khin who is in hiding […]

December 11, 2015  •  By Fortify Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Governments Must Turn Commitments into Reality to Stem Southeast Asian Migrant and Refugee Crisis

Ahead of a regional meeting hosted by Thailand tomorrow, Amnesty International calls on the governments of Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand to prioritise protection of the human rights of migrants and refugees in any action directed at combating human trafficking and managing irregular migration. The government of Thailand is hosting the 2nd Special Meeting on Irregular Migration in the Indian Ocean on 4 December 2015 in Bangkok […]

December 3, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Congratulates Myanmar People on Election, Urges Key Democratic Reforms

YANGON — The Carter Center congratulates the people of Myanmar, who have exercised their political rights with pride and enthusiasm. Both on election day and in the preceding months, they participated as voters, observers, political party agents, election officials, and civil society activists […]

November 10, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤