Pushed to the Margins

August 8, 2020  •  Author: Progressive Voice

“There are impenetrable road-blocks for ethnic and religious minorities to exercise the right to vote and to register on the ballot as candidates under UEC rules and national law.” As the 8 November, 2020 elections draw closer, concerns are mounting regarding the Union E... Read more ►

The Albatross around Myanmar’s Neck

July 31, 2020  •  Author: Progressive Voice

“Even where there are high profile cases which pressure the military to take action, trials are held in secrecy, any punishment is often secret, and it is not known if soldiers convicted of these type of crimes even serve their sentences. An approach like this from the top... Read more ►

Denying the Irrefutable: Women, Justice and the PoVAW Law

July 23, 2020  •  Author: Progressive Voice

“Civil society has consistently called for addressing the egregious structural gaps in the domestic justice and legal system, without any progress. A law on violence against women [PoVAW Law] that took over seven years to draft, which failed to consult meaningfully with wo... Read more ►

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