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March 17, 2017 • Author: Inclusive Development International

Out of Control: The World Bank’s Reckless Private Sector Investments in Southeast Asia Exposed

(March 17, 2017) – Dozens of harmful and high-risk projects in Southeast Asia have received hidden funding from the World Bank Group, an ongoing investigation by Inclusive Development International has revealed. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Ba... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Foreign Affairs Committee

Remarks: Chairman Royce on Human Rights of the Rohingya People

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) delivered an opening statement at a Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission hearing entitled “Human Rights of the Rohingya People.” Chairman Royce’s opening statement (as prepared for deliv... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: International Federation of Journalists

Myanmar Journalist Harassed Following Critical Reporting

The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly criticises the harassment of a Myanmar Now journalist in Yangon on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. The IFJ demand an immediate investigation into the incident. On Tuesday evening, Myanmar Now chief correspondent, Ko Swe Win... Read more ►

March 17, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

U.S. Support International Inquiry Into Violations in Myanmar

(Washington, D.C., March 17, 2017)—Members of United States Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration should support the establishment of an international inquiry into possible crimes against humanity committed against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, Fortify Righ... Read more ►

March 13, 2017 • Author: UN Human Rights - Office of the High Commissioner

UN Expert Calls for Independent Investigations into Killings and Violations in Myanmar

GENEVA (13 March 2017) – A fresh call for “prompt, thorough, independent and impartial investigations” into the killings and other serious human rights violations in Myanmar is being made by the UN Special Rapporteur, Yanghee Lee. “No stones must be left unturned. T... Read more ►

March 9, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

51 British MPs Call on UK Government to Support a UN COI into Rakhine State Situation

Fifty-one members of the British Parliament from nine different political parties have added their names to an Early Day Motion (a Parliamentary petition) calling on the British government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into the situation in Rakhine State, Burma. The... Read more ►

March 7, 2017 • Author: Burma Human Rights Network

Human Rights Violations by the Burmese Army Reported From Buthidaung

7th February 2017, London, United Kingdom – The Burma Human Rights Network has collected accounts from locals in Northern Rakhine State regarding recent events in Buthidaung, a majority Muslim Rohingya township in close proximity to Maungdaw — where human rights viol... Read more ►

March 3, 2017 • Author: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

UNODC Myanmar Survey: Opium Cultivation in Shan State is Concentrated in Areas with Poor Security

Stable governance and good security conditions have a considerable impact on the decision of farmers to cultivate opium poppy, according to a report released today by UNODC, at the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre. The report ” Evidence for Enhancing Resilience... Read more ►

March 3, 2017 • Author: ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights

Regional MPs Join With International Rights Groups to Call for UN Investigation into Rakhine State Abuses

Southeast Asian parliamentarians have lent their support to a public call for the UN Human Rights Council to establish a Commission of Inquiry or similar international mechanism to investigate allegations of serious human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. ASEAN... Read more ►

February 28, 2017 • Author: Delegation for Political Negotiation

ႏိုင္ငံေရးဆိုင္ရာ ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးေရး ကိုယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔ သတင္းထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

၁။ ၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္၊ မတ္လ(၁)ရက္ေန႔တြင္ UNFC ၏ ႏုိင္ငံေရးဆုိင္ရာ ညွိႏႈိင္းေဆြးေႏြးေရးကုိယ္စားလွယ္အဖြဲ႔(DPN) ႏွ... Read more ►

February 28, 2017 • Author: Delegation for Political Negotiation

Delegation for Political Negotiation Press Release

1. On March 1, 2017, the UNFC’s Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN) and the State Counsellor will be holding a meeting at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Naypyidaw, starting from 15:30 hours. 2. On March 3, 2017, the government’s Peace Commi... Read more ►

February 28, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: End Arbitrary Detention of Human Rights Defender Khaing Myo Htun

Investigate Alleged Human Rights Violations in Rakhine State, Hold Perpetrators Accountable Myanmar authorities should immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender Khaing Myo Htun and investigate allegations of human rights violations by Myanmar Army soldier... Read more ►

February 27, 2017 • Author: Kaladan Press Network

Witness to Horror: New Report Details Myanmar Army Atrocities Against Rohingya Women

A new report based on testimony of Rohingya women refugees provides horrifying details of atrocities by Myanmar security forces during recent “clearance operations” in northern Rakhine State. “Witness to Horror” by Kaladan Press Network, is based on interviews with t... Read more ►

February 27, 2017 • Author: International Commission of Jurists

Myanmar: Amend Special Economic Zones Law to Protect Human Rights

The Government of Myanmar should impose a moratorium on the development of Special Economic Zones (SEZs) until it can ensure SEZs can be developed inline with international human rights laws and standards, said the ICJ at a report launch held today in Yangon. The 88-page rep... Read more ►

February 23, 2017 • Author: International Commission of Jurists

Special Economic Zones in Myanmar and the State Duty to Protect Human Rights

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