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Posts Tagged ‘Rohingya’ (311 found)

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 ➤

Myanmar: All Parties Must Immediately Halt Child Recruitment and Use

London, 2 July 2015 – The Myanmar military and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) should immediately end the recruitment and use of children under the age of 18 years and release all those recruited under-18 within their ranks, Child Soldiers International said in new research released today […]

July 6, 2015  •  By Child Soldiers International  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Parliamentarians Call on Asean Ministers to Address Root Causes of Migrant Crisis at Kl Meeting

JAKARTA, 1 July 2015 – ASEAN home ministers meeting in Kuala Lumpur tomorrow must take firm action to combat human trafficking, protect vulnerable asylum seekers, and address the root causes of the continuing migrant crisis, including the persecution of Rohingya in Myanmar, ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) said today […]

July 1, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Southeast Asia: Open Letter on the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Southeast Asia

One month after 17 countries gathered in Bangkok to discuss the refugee and migrant crisis in South East Asia, we are writing to you to express our deep concern at the continuing lack of concrete and regionally-coordinated measures to tackle the current crisis and its long-standing root causes […]

July 1, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2014 Human Rights Report

Burma’s parliamentary government is headed by President Thein Sein. In 2012 the country held largely transparent and inclusive by-elections in which the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) party, chaired by Aung San Suu Kyi, won 43 of 45 contested seats of a total 664 seats in the legislature. Constitutional provisions grant one-quarter of all national and one-third of all regional and state parliamentary seats to active-duty military appointees and provide that the military indefinitely assume power over all branches of the government should the president declare a national state of emergency. The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) continued to hold an overwhelming majority of the seats in the national parliament and state and regional assemblies, and active-duty military officers continued to wield authority at many levels of government. There is no civilian control of the military; police forces also report to the military through the minister of home affairs […]

June 25, 2015  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Intersection of HADR and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

Now that Indonesia and Malaysia have agreed to provide temporary refuge for Rohingya refugees, the recent humanitarian crisis is moving toward a longer term relief and resettlement operation. But the sequence of events leading up to the short-term relief operation demonstrated serious limitations in how regional actors respond to politically sensitive humanitarian challenges. The actions and words of Burma and the other ASEAN countries, as well as those of the United States, are important indicators of the current state of multilateral organizations, international law, and the support of human dignity. Most notably, the Rohingya refugee crisis should be used to shift the debate on the future of Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercises between the United States and its allies […]

June 23, 2015  •  By KELSEY BRODRICK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar’s Media Stifled by Climate of Fear

Myanmar’s authorities are intensifying restrictions on media as the country approaches crucial national elections, scheduled to be held in November, using threats, harassment and imprisonment to stifle independent journalists and outlets, Amnesty International said in a new briefing today […]

June 16, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Physicians for Human Rights: Kachin Conflict in Burma Enters Fifth Year

This week’s four-year anniversary of the breakdown of a ceasefire between the Kachin Independent Army and the Burmese Army, which had previously held for nearly two decades, renews attention on violence against ethnic minorities in Burma. The end to the ceasefire was the beginning of yet another onslaught of government-initiated human rights violations against Kachin, Shan, and Ta-ang civilians in northern Burma, violations that persist to this day. While attention has recently been focused on the plight of the Muslim Rohingya, who are fleeing the country to escape persecution, other groups have also been victims of war crimes and other human rights abuses over the past four years […]

June 9, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  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 ➤

Guilty Verdict for “Insulting Religion” Must be Overturned Immediately

The guilty verdict against an opposition activist in Myanmar today for “insulting religion” is a serious blow to both freedom of expression and religious tolerance in the country, Amnesty International said. Htin Lin Oo, a writer and former information officer of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Myanmar’s main opposition party, was today convicted and […]

June 2, 2015  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤