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February 13, 2017 • Author: Amnesty International

Myanmar: Urgent action needed to address deteriorating human rights situation Amnesty International’s written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February-24 March 2017)

This written statement highlights how, one year after the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government took office, the deterioration in the human rights situation in Myanmar requires immediate and urgent action from the UN Human Rights Council. One year after the Nati... Read more ►

February 10, 2017 • Author: 34 International Organizations

International Organizations Urge Burma/Myanmar Govt: Stop the Hate

Thirty-four international, regional and national organisations working in solidarity for human rights and democracy in Burma/Myanmar have signed a joint statement calling on the government to address growing intolerance, in the wake of the shocking assassination of prominent... Read more ►

February 7, 2017 • Author: Adama Dieng / United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide

Statement by Adama Dieng, United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide following OHCHR’s report on the situation in northern Rakhine State, Myanmar

(New York): The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, stated that he was shocked and alarmed to read the accounts of serious human rights violations being committed against Muslim Rohingya in northern Rakhine State by Myanmar’s security... Read more ►

February 7, 2017 • Author: Cardinal Charles Maung Bo

Statement by His Eminence Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Cardinal Archbishop of Yangon

HEAL – NOT WOUND Myanmar  passes through some of the most agonizing moments in her history.  With folded arms we appeal to all :  Heal – Do not wound. People of Myanmar are deeply saddened by what looks like a relapse into darker days.  Myanmar needs the world’s at... Read more ►

February 6, 2017 • Author: Human Rights Watch

Burma: Security Forces Raped Rohingya Women, Girls

New Eyewitness Accounts Show Systematic Attacks Based on Ethnicity, Religion (New York) – Burmese government forces committed rape and other sexual violence against ethnic Rohingya women and girls as young as 13 during security operations in northern Rakhine State in late ... Read more ►

February 6, 2017 • Author: Karen Women's Organization

Statement from Karen Women’s Movement – Second Karen Women’s Seminar

In order to strengthen Karen women’s rights and the women’s movement across Karen communities, Karen Women Organization organized and held the second Karen Women’s Seminar in Lay Wah (Law Khee Lar), Karen State, on 2-3 February, 2017. Around one hundred women atten... Read more ►

February 3, 2017 • Author: 137 Civil Society Organizations

အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္၏ ဥပေဒအၾကံေပးျဖစ္သူ ဦးကိုုနီလုုပ္ၾကံသတ္ျဖတ္ခံရျခင္းအေပၚ အရပ္ဘက္လူမႈအဖြဲ႔အစည္းမ်ား၏ သေဘာထားထုုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

အမ်ိိဳးသားဒီမိုုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္၏ ဥပေဒအၾကံေပးျဖစ္သူ ဦးကိုုနီသည္ ျပန္ၾကားေရးဝန္ႀကီးဌာန၊ ျပည္ေထာင... Read more ►

February 2, 2017 • Author: Legal Aid Network

What are the Factors Which Caused the Assassination of Supreme Court Lawyer U Ko Ni?

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February 2, 2017 • Author: Legal Aid Network

ဦးကိုနီအား လုပ္ၾကံမႈၾကီး အေပၚျပင္းထန္စြာ ကန္႔ကြက္ေၾကာင္း ထုတ္ျပန္ခ်က္

တရားလႊတ္ေတာ္ ေရွ ့ေနၾကီး ဦးကိုနီ သည္ ယေန ့ ရန္ကုန္ေလဆိပ္တြင္ လုပ္ၾကံခံလိုက္ရေၾကာင္း သတင္းရရွိသည္... Read more ►

February 2, 2017 • Author: Forum-Asia

Burma/Myanmar: Investigate the assassination of U Ko Ni, and address the alarming situation of minorities

The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) condemns the assassination of U Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and legal advisor to the National League for Democracy (NLD), on 29 January 2017. We extend our condolences to the family of U Ko Ni and the people ... Read more ►

February 2, 2017 • Author: Arakan National Council

ဦးကိုနီလုပ္ႀကံခံရျခင္းအေပၚ ထုတ္ျပန္ေၾကျငာခ်က္

အမ်ိဳးသားဒီမိုကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္ (NLD) ၏ ဥပေဒေရးရာအႀကံေပးႏွင့္ တရား႐ံုးခ်ဳပ္ေ႐ွ႕ေနတဦးျဖစ္ေသာ ဦးကိုန... Read more ►

February 2, 2017 • Author: Arakan National Council

Statement on the Assassination of U Ko Ni

We, Arakan National Council, believe that behind the assassination of U Ko Ni, who is the Lawyer at Burmese Supreme Court and Legal Advisor to the National League for Democracy, are (1)   those who desire to disturb the NLD’s programs regarding its election promises: (a)... Read more ►

January 31, 2017 • Author: International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

IBAHRI Decries Fatal Shooting of Prominent Lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar and Calls for an Investigation

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) strongly condemns the killing of prominent Muslim lawyer U Ko Ni in Myanmar on Sunday 29 January 2017, and has called on the country’s authorities to carry out a thorough and impartial investigation in... Read more ►

January 31, 2017 • Author: 53 Organizations and Trade Unions

INFINEON Must Stop Union Busting and Discrimination Against Union Leaders

We, the 53 undersigned organisations and trade union are shocked to hear about the wrongful termination of Muhammad Zulfadlee Thye Bin Abdullah, the President of the Infineon Technologies Malaysia Workers Union (Kesatuan Pekerja Pekerja Infineon Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd) at ... Read more ►

January 30, 2017 • Author: United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar /Yanghee Lee

Myanmar: UN rights expert condemns senseless killing of respected Muslim Lawyer Ko Ni

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, today strongly condemned the brutal murder of Ko Ni, a prominent Muslim lawyer and constitutional law expert, who was also the legal adviser to the National League for Democracy ... Read more ►