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Posts Tagged ‘Shan State’ (197 found)

The Exploitation of Conflict in Burma’s 2015 General Elections

Burma-Election-The Union Election Commission (UEC) has declared 102 villages in Karen State to be too dangerous for polling to take place, which will prevent nearly 10,000 citizens in Burma from voting during the 8 November, 2015 General Elections. The announcement comes amid a number of similar voting cancellations and interference during the last few months […]

October 6, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar

imagesIn this report, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) builds on its previous research on land confiscations in Myanmar by using an epidemiological survey tool to assess the human rights, livelihood, and health impacts on communities displaced by the reservoir created by Paunglaung dam in southern Shan state […]

October 6, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Current Situation and Notification Allowing Political Parties to Resume Election Campaign

1.On 16 September 2015, the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) issued a notification to political parties to suspend their election campaign in some areas under its control because there were armed conflicts going on at the time. Concerning this, the explanation about the current situation is as follows […]

October 1, 2015  •  By Restoration Council of Shan State  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Media Advisory – Report Release on Paunglaung Dam

YANGON – A Press Conference will be held from 2 to 4 PM at House of Memories (U Wisara road, east side, between Dhamma Zedi Road and Myaynigone junction) to release the report “Forced Displacements and Destroyed Lives around Upper Paunglaung Dam in Shan State, Myanmar,” by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), Land in Our Hands (LIOH) and Kayan New generation Youth (KNGY) […]

October 1, 2015  •  By Physicians for Human Rights Land in Our Hands and Kayan New Generation Youth  •  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 ➤

Dispatches: Militias and Electoral Intimidation in Burma

With a little more than a month to go before Burma’s national elections, military aligned militia units are casting a dark shadow over the polls. These proxies, known as Pyithu Sit (People’s Militias) and Neh San Tat (Border Guard Forces) are intimidating voters in Burma’s ethnic-minority borderlands and are stopping candidates from campaigning. This exacerbates the problems in some regions, where ongoing fighting between government forces and ethnic armed groups will prevent voting from taking place […]

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

Burma Army shelling, killing and torture of civilians in Mong Pawn constitute war crimes

On September 12, 2015, about 100 Burmese government troops attacked Nawng Pa Deb village in Mong Pawn township, southern Shan State. They fired shells indiscriminately into the village, injuring four men and two women; one of the men later died from his wounds […]

September 28, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of 3rd Myanmar Opium Farmer Forum

On 11 and 12 September 2015 opium farmers and representatives of opium farming communities from Kayah State, Shan State, Kachin State and Chin State, came together in Upper Myanmar to discuss the drug policies affecting their lives. Following from the discussions the farmers issued a statement with recommendations to policy makers nationally and internationally […]

September 25, 2015  •  By The Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤