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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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February 22, 2017 • Author: Burma Link, Karen Student Network Group and Karen Youth Organisation

ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏အေျပာင္းအလဲလုပ္ေဆာင္မူေပၚတြင္ ဒုကၡသည္ လူငယ္မ်ားအခြင့္အေရးရွိျပီးပါဝင္ရန္ ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

ေဖေဖာ္ဝါရီ ၂၂ ရက္၊ ၂၀၁၇ ခုႏွစ္တြင္ ဘားမားလင့္ခ္ (Burma Link)၊ ကရင္ေက်ာင္းသားကြန္ယက္အဖြဲ႕ (Karen Student Network Group) ႏွင့္ ... Read more ►

February 22, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear: Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017

Amnesty International releases its Annual Report for 2016 to 2017 Risk of domino effect as powerful states backtrack on human rights commitments Salil Shetty, head of the global movement, warns that “never again” has become meaningless as states fail to react to mass at... Read more ►

February 22, 2017 • Author: Burma Link, Karen Student Network Group and Karen Youth Organisation

Refugee Youth Must Have the Opportunity to Participate in Burma’s Transition

Today, Burma Link, Karen Student Network Group (KSNG) and Karen Youth Organisation (KYO) launch a documentary, “Unrecognized Leaders, Tomorrow’s Hope: Raising the Voices of Forgotten Youth.” The documentary amplifies the voices of displaced ethnic youth on the Thai... Read more ►

February 17, 2017 • Author: United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Cox’s Bazar: UN Special Rapporteur on Myanmar to visit Bangladesh

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, will undertake a visit to Bangladesh from 20 to 23 February to visit various locations in Cox’s Bazar, where the population who had fled from Myanmar since 9 October 2016 are re... Read more ►