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July 13, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

Burma Army must be held accountable for extrajudicial killing of seven villagers in Mong Yaw

Interviews carried out by SHRF with local witnesses show clearly that the Burma Army were responsible for the deaths of seven villagers in Mong Yaw, Lashio district, in June 2016. SHRF therefore urges the NLD-led government to take immediate action to ensure that the militar... Read more ►

July 12, 2016 • Author: Free Burma Rangers

War continues in Burma: 19-Year-Old Shot and Killed at Checkpoint, 22-Year-Old Killed by a Landmine, and a Mother injured by Shrapnel

The Burma Army is currently engaged in an escalating conflict in both northern Shan and Kachin states. The situation has left several dead, including a 22-year-old man killed by a landmine, and others injured, such as a 39-year-old mother wounded by shrapnel and incapacitate... Read more ►

July 11, 2016 • Author: The Asia Foundation

Achieving Health Equity in Contested Areas of Southeast Myanmar

Throughout decades of ethnic armed conflict, the governance environment in many of Myanmar’s non- Burman areas has become deeply fractured, as ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) have established parallel governance systems, including healthcare departments. This report give... Read more ►

July 10, 2016 • Author: FIDH

Government’s first 100 days fail to impress on human rights

Paris, Bangkok, 10 July 2016: Despite encouraging steps, Burma’s new government failed to impress in key human rights areas during its first 100 days in office, FIDH and its member organization ALTSEAN-Burma said today. The two organizations called on the government to est... Read more ►

July 6, 2016 • Author: CEDAW Action Myanmar

Myanmar CSO Shadow Report on Thematic Issues: Violence against Women

This CEDAW Shadow Report is written by CEDAW Action Myanmar (CAM). This working group is established in 2012 and consists of 15 local organizations. The report consists of perceptions of 309 (with 226 women and 83 men) respondents who participated in a survey; along with new... Read more ►

July 5, 2016 • Author: Ethnic Community Development Forum

Our Customary Lands

In January 2016 the government adopted a National Land Use Policy, which included the recognition of customary land management practices. While this is a welcome first step in the necessary integration of Burma’s customary land management systems with the national-level sy... Read more ►

July 5, 2016 • Author: Transnational Institute

The right to land at crossroads in Myanmar

What is the role of land in establishing lasting future peace in Myanmar? The country is at a crossroads, and facing rapid land polarization. However, the inauguration of a new government chosen by a landslide in historic elections offers an unprecedented opportunity to chan... Read more ►

June 30, 2016 • Author: US Department of State

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report – BURMA: Tier 3

Burma is a source country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking, both in Burma and abroad. Some Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work abroad—particularly to Thailand and China, as well... Read more ►

June 30, 2016 • Author: Karenni Social Development Center

New Report: Military Confiscation of Burmese Ancestral Land in Karenni State

This report is based on direct testimony provided through interviews with 40 villagers between February 16 and March 28, 2015. The villagers come from four villages in Karenni State: MarkrawShe, HsolyarKu, Daw HsoShay and Daw MuKlah. Interviews were conducted in the Karenni ... Read more ►

June 29, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch: “They Can Arrest You at Any Time” The Criminalization of Peaceful Expression in Burma

The past five years have been a time of liberalization and change in Burma. The abolition of prior censorship and a loosening of licensing requirements has led to a vibrant press, and the shift from formal military rule has emboldened civil society. The change has not been w... Read more ►

June 26, 2016 • Author: Ta'ang Women's Organization

TRAINED TO TORTURE: Systematic war crimes by the Burma Army in Ta’ang areas of northern Shan State (March 2011 – March 2016)

TWO documentation of human rights violations in Ta’ang areas of northern Shan State from March 2011 to March 2016 provides evidence that the Burma Army is committing war crimes, on a widespread, systematic basis – in particular torture, shelling of civilian targets, and ... Read more ►

June 26, 2016 • Author: Ta'ang Women's Organization

ညႇဥ္းပန္းႏွိပ္စက္ရန္ ေလ့က်င့္ထားသူမ်ား

တအာင္း (ပေလာင္) အမ်ဳိးသမီး အဖြဲ႕အစည္း (TWO) က ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပိုင္း၊ တအာငး္ ေဒသရွိ လူ႔အခြင္႔အေရးခ်ိ... Read more ►

June 26, 2016 • Author: By Asia Justice and Rights, Legal Clinic Myanmar and Wimutti Voluntteer Group

Briefing Paper: The legacy of mass torture and the challenge for reform in Myanmar

Torture has a long history in Myanmar and has been widely employed by the military regimes in power after 1962. State security forces and government officials committed torture with impunity in prisons, interrogation centers, police cells, immigration and detention facilitie... Read more ►

June 20, 2016 • Author: Burma Link and Burma partnership

Animation: From Refugees to IDPs: Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma

၁၉၉၄ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ျမန္မာႏုိင္ငံဘက္ျခမ္းသို႔ အတင္းအဓမၼ ျပန္ပုိ႔ခံရေသာ မြန္ဒုကၡသည္မ်ား၏ ဒုကၡခံစားရပ... Read more ►

June 20, 2016 • Author: United Nations Human Rights Council

Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: Situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar

The present report, submitted pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 29/21, examines the situation of human rights of Rohingya Muslims and other minorities in Myanmar. It analyzes patterns of human rights violations and abuses, particularly discrimination, and concludes... Read more ►