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The Military Does Not Belong in the Economy

August 15, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

“Countries wanting to support the peace process in Myanmar should impose these targeted sanctions on military-owned companies and an arms embargo as essential parts of that support.”The Karen Peace Support Network On 5 August, 2019, the UN  Independent International Fac... Read more ►

Bridging the Domestic Accountability Gap

August 7, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

After years of disappointment, civil society is pushing for a more effective and independent Myanmar[1] National Human Rights Commission (MNHRC) by amending its founding law so it is in line with the international standards that guide national human rights institutions (NHRI... Read more ►

Accountability, Justice and Protection: Basis for Safe and Dignified Return of Rohingya

August 2, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

While the Myanmar[1] government has publicly agreed to bring home hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled a brutal military crackdown, there has been no proof of action taken by the government to show that Rohingya refugees are safe to return. The government is s... Read more ►

UN Security Council Continues to Turn a Blind Eye to Ongoing International Crimes in Myanmar

July 25, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee completed her mission as mandated by the Human Rights Council last week, and despite the Myanmar government still barring her from accessing the country, she was able to gather information on ... Read more ►

Stuck Between a Rock and a Wet Place

July 17, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

Flooding and mudslides brought upon by the seasonal monsoon season has killed ten and displaced thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladeshi camps this month, as progress towards a secure, dignified, and sustainable return of the nearly one million refugees remains stalled ... Read more ►

Torture and Death in Myanmar’s Military Detention

July 11, 2019 • Author: Progressive Voice

“Don’t give me water, Mom. I will not last long. My organs are badly damaged. I can’t breathe. Don’t give me water, Mom. I have to go,”Zaw Win Hline The situation of human rights in Myanmar[1] is increasingly deteriorating with the Myanmar military becoming evermor... Read more ►