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February 8, 2017 • Author: Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma

ND-Burma 2016 Report Finds Dramatic Increase Human Rights Violations

ND-Burma today releases its 2016 report on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar, which shows a dramatic increase in the number of human rights violations committed. Some of the key findings in the report include: 154 human rights violations were recorded in 2016. Thi... Read more ►

February 8, 2017 • Author: Universal Periodic Review

News from our Regional Offices

Geneva, Switzerland: UPR Info opened two regional offices in 2015, one for Africa (in June) and another one for Asia (in May). Due to organisational and internal restructuring it was decided to close the UPR Info Asia office in December 2016. UPR Info Africa is officially re... Read more ►

February 5, 2017 • Author: The Centre for Research on Multinational Coorporations, Action Labor Rights and Labour Rights Defenders & Promoters

Garment industry in Myanmar far from fair

Amsterdam, 5 February 2017— After years of sanctions, trade with Myanmar (formerly Burma) has started to flow. Low wages and favourable trade conditions are luring garment production from the region to this fragile democracy. Big and lesser known European brands are te... Read more ►

February 3, 2017 • Author: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Devastating Cruelty against Rohingya Children, Women and Men Detailed in UN Human Rights Report

GENEVA (3 February 2017) – Mass gang-rape, killings – including of babies and young children, brutal beatings, disappearances and other serious human rights violations by Myanmar’s security forces in a sealed-off area north of Maungdaw in northern Rakhine State have b... Read more ►

February 2, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Now

Miki House and Wacoal Should Take Effective Action to Improve Working Conditions in their Supplier Sewing Factories in Myanmar.

Human Rights Now has been sending their staff to Myanmar and has been investigated work environment in sewing factories in the country cooperating with NGO Action Labour Rights.  In the course of the investigations, Human Rights Now interviewed workers in supplier factories... Read more ►

January 30, 2017 • Author: Christian Solidarity Worldwide


Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today condemned the assassination of U Ko Ni, a prominent lawyer and advisor to the National League for Democracy (NLD), and expressed condolences to his grieving family and friends. U Ko Ni, a constitutional expert advising Burma’s Sta... Read more ►

January 30, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Ensure Accountability for Murder of Prominent Lawyer U Ko Ni and Taxi Driver U Nay Win

(YANGON, January 30, 2017)—The Government of Myanmar should hold to account those responsible for the fatal shootings of U Ko Ni and U Nay Win at Yangon International Airport, Fortify Rights said today. A gunman shot and killed Muslim lawyer and human rights advocate U Ko ... Read more ►

January 30, 2017 • Author: Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

လူ႔အခြင့္အေရးကာကြယ္ျမွင့္တင္သူမ်ားအဖြဲ႕၏ သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႕ခ်ဳပ္ (NLD) ပါတီ၏ ဗဟိုဥပေဒ အေထာက္အကူျပဳ/ဥပေဒအႀကံေပး အဖြဲ႕၀င္ တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ေရ... Read more ►

January 29, 2017 • Author: ALTSEAN-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights

BURMA: Investigate murder of lawyer Ko Ni, take measures to protect human rights defenders

Paris-Geneva-Bangkok, January 30, 2017 – The Burmese Government must immediately conduct a swift, thorough, and impartial investigation into the murder of Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and member of the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party, and bring tho... Read more ►

January 27, 2017 • Author: United Nationalities Federal Council

ဗဟုိအလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ေကာ္မတီ အေရးေပၚအစည္းအေ၀း သေဘာထားထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကညာခ်က္

ညီညြတ္ေသာတိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ဳိးမ်ားဖက္ဒရယ္ေကာင္စီ (UNFC) ၏ ဗဟုိအလုပ္အမႈေဆာင္ေကာ္မတီ အေရးေပၚအစည္းအေ၀း... Read more ►

January 25, 2017 • Author: U.S. Mission Burma

U.S. Government Announces New Increase in Support to World Food Programme (WFP) to Help Vulnerable Communities in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan

This contribution will support life-saving food assistance for 172,000 people in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine in need of humanitarian assistance. In Myanmar, emergency needs due to prolonged and recurrent conflict continue to increase, as the numbers of displaced persons increas... Read more ►

January 25, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Don’t Prosecute Peaceful Speech

(Rangoon, January 25, 2017) – Burma’s government should act to end the prosecution of peaceful critics in violation of their right to free speech, Human Rights Watch said today. The National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government should seek to amend or repeal laws th... Read more ►

January 24, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights and Human Rights Watch

Myanmar: Release or Charge Kachin Christians

(Yangon, January 24, 2017)—The Burmese authorities should immediately release or appropriately charge two ethnic Kachin Baptist leaders arbitrarily detained by the military since December 24, 2016, Human Rights Watch and Fortify Rights said today. The military in northern ... Read more ►

January 19, 2017 • Author: Burma Campaign UK

Kachin Teachers Rape and Murder 2nd Anniversary: Petition Calls for Action

On the 2nd anniversary of the rape and murder of two Kachin teachers in Northern Burma, Burma Campaign UK marks the anniversary by delivering a petition and campaign postcards to the British government. 3254 people are calling on the government to do more to help stop rape a... Read more ►

January 18, 2017 • Author: Fortify Rights

Myanmar: Civil Society Calls for International Investigation in Rakhine State

More than 40 Diverse Groups Call for a “Truly Independent” Commission of Inquiry (YANGON, January 18, 2017)—More than 40 Myanmar-based civil society organizations today called for a “truly independent” international investigation into the situation in Rakhine State... Read more ►