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August 11, 2016 • Author: Karenni Social Development Center

Military Confiscation of Karenni Ancestral Land in Karenni State, Burma

In Karenni State, the people and their ancestors have traditionally depended on agricultural land for their livelihood. The traditional way of life of the Karenni people has been complicated by the unlawful confiscation of villagers’ ancestral lands by the Burmese military... Read more ►

August 10, 2016 • Author: US Department of State

International Religious Freedom Report for 2015

The constitution guarantees every citizen “the right to freely profess and practice religion subject to public order, morality or health and to the other provisions of this Constitution.” The government adopted a package of four laws that many local and international non... Read more ►

August 8, 2016 • Author: Inclusive Security

Women’s Inclusion in Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

Ceasefire agreements play a crucial role in ending armed conflict. They are often the primary tool to reduce or stop violence and create space for political negotiations. Due to their technical nature, ceasefire talks have been historically exclusive processes between govern... Read more ►

August 8, 2016 • Author: Destination Justice

International Law on Minorities’ Right to Self-Identify

The Rohingya are a predominantly Muslim minority concentrated in Rakhine State (also known as Arkan State) in Myanmar. According to the late Gordon Luce and Than Tun, leading historians of pre-colonial Burma, stone inscriptions dating back to 1400 AD establish the historical... Read more ►

August 7, 2016 • Author: Burma Link, Burma Partnership and Human Rights Foundation of Monland

Fleeing Sexual Violence from Yebyu Township to the Thailand-Burma Border: Mon IDP Report Case Study #1

The following case study is from the joint report “Invisible Lives: The Untold Story of Displacement Cycle in Burma” by Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Burma Link, and Burma Partnership, which was launched in a press conference in Rangoon on August 12th and ... Read more ►

August 3, 2016 • Author: Karen Human Rights Group

Hidden Strengths, Hidden Struggles: Women’s testimonies from southeast Myanmar

This report presents women’s testimonies in respect of various issues during the reporting period of January 2012 to March 2016. These issues include the dangers posed to women by the presence of armed actors in communities; the effects of land confiscation and development... Read more ►

August 2, 2016 • Author: Shan Human Rights Foundation

KILLING FOR COAL: arbitrary arrest, torture, and killing of villagers by Burma Army to secure Nam Ma coal mines

Burmese government troops committed serious human rights abuses, including arbitrary arrest, torture and killing of local villagers, during their offensive to drive out the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) from the coal mining area of Nam Ma, Hsipaw towns... Read more ►

July 30, 2016 • Author: Human Rights Foundation of Monland

Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma

Over the years, the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has produced a number of accounts highlighting the hardship faced by Mon people who have become victims to land confiscation. In this report, HURFOM reports on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct... Read more ►

July 19, 2016 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Anti Muslim violence in Thuyethamain village on 23rd June 2016

A group of 11 people from Thuyethamain village sent a complaint letter to the Township Development Committee on 6 June, stating that they suspected that a warehouse under construction in the village was actually projected to be used as an Islamic school. The warehouse was be... Read more ►

July 15, 2016 • Author: Women's League of Burma

CEDAW Shadow Report: Still a Long Way to Go

From 1962 to 2011 in Burma, the combination of repressive rule by a male-dominated military and a traditional cultural patriarchy had insidious and pervasive long-term negative effects on women’s equality. Decades of repression adversely impacted women’s health, well-bei... Read more ►

July 14, 2016 • Author: Geneva Call

Burma/Myanmar: Geneva Call urges an end to mine use in northern Shan State

Reports indicate an apparent sharp increase in landmine incidents in northern Shan State, despite commitments made by armed actors not to use these devices. To date in 2016, 14 such incidents have already resulted in 12 civilian deaths and 29 injuries. By comparison, in all... Read more ►

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 ►