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Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya’ (311 found)

ASEAN parliamentarians warn of looming regional crisis resulting from systematic discrimination in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

BANGKOK, 16 October 2015 – Increasingly marginalized and desperate, Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar’s Rakhine State are being forced to flee in ever-greater numbers, exacerbating a regional crisis that ASEAN leaders are woefully ill prepared to cope with, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) warned today […]

October 16, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  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 ➤

Myanmar: End International Crimes, Hold Perpetrators Accountable

(GENEVA)—The government of Myanmar should commit to concrete actions to end and remedy ongoing abuses during its upcoming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Fortify Rights said today. Fortify Rights today published its formal submission to the United Nations on Myanmar’s human rights record, documenting four years of abuses. The […]

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

UEC U-Turn on Select Few Candidates Fails to Address Election Credibility Gap in Myanmar

JAKARTA, 28 September 2015 – Parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia today welcomed the decision of Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) to reinstate the candidacies of 11 previously disqualified Muslim politicians, but said the reversal was far from enough to recover international confidence in the upcoming general election […]

September 28, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Freedom of Expression, Religion and Belief: As Freedom of Expression Shrinks, Discrimination is on the Rise

In the lead-up to the 2015 elections in Burma, religious minorities, especially the Muslim population, have been consistently subjected to state sponsored discrimination and violent abuse, while simultaneously denied representation in the political sphere or in civil society […]

September 28, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership and Smile Education & Development Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Issues Statement on Candidate Scrutiny Process and Campaign Environment in Myanmar

ATLANTA — The Carter Center election observation mission has deployed field teams to observe the electoral campaign, which officially started on Sept. 8. The first week of campaigning, as observed by the Center in three states, was peaceful, and parties report being able to conduct their campaign activities without significant difficulty. The Center remains concerned that strict enforcement of campaign regulations, and recently announced limitations on political speech, could have a negative impact on pre-election political space […]

September 25, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Arakan Rohingya Union Summary Report on Situation in Arakan State, Burma/Myanmar

There is no sign of the Government of Myanmar/Burma backing down from its hostile policies against the Rohingya and other Muslim community in Myanmar […]

September 20, 2015  •  By Arakan Rohingya Union  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN Parliamentarians Urge International Action to Address Escalating Human Rights Concerns Ahead of Elections in Myanmar

NEW YORK, 14 September 2015 – With elections less than two months away, Myanmar stands at a critical moment in its political transition. But without deliberate steps to address core human rights concerns, including support from the international community, the country risks veering from a path toward democracy, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

September 14, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

FBR’s relationship with the Burma Government and an Assessment of the Current Situation in Burma

The situation in Burma is changing, in some case for the better and in others for the worse. In the midst of this FBR continues its mission of giving help, hope and love and putting a light on the situation. In areas where there have been improvements, such as parts of Karen State, some of […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Free Burma Rangers  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Statement on Disenfranchisement and ‘Policy of Exclusion’ of the Rohingya

The undersigned Rohingya Organizations in Europe have strongly denounced the undemocratic actions of the Election Commission against Rohingya parliamentary candidates under the government’s ‘policy of exclusion’ of the Rohingya, debarring them from contesting in the upcoming crucial election scheduled on November 8, 2015, on a false and fabricated charge that their parents were not citizens […]

August 28, 2015  •  By Rohingya Organizations  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤