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ND-Burma holds advanced transitional justice training 

From 9 to 14 September, ND-Burma and its Reparations Working Group held an advanced training session on transitional justice in Yangon. Members of the Reparations Working Group examined how other countries have provided redress to victims of human rights violations and discussed what actions the Burmese government will have to take in order to finally end mass state sanctioned abuses. The Reparations Working Group also prepared for the launch of

Recent defamation case in Phakant highlights urgent need to bring the Burma Army under civilian control 

September 8, 2017   Recent defamation case in Phakant highlights urgent need to bring the Burma Army under civilian control   Since the founding of the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) on September 9, 1999, we have been working to promote and protect the rights of women and children in Kachin areas of Burma. Unfortunately, due to worsening Burma Army offensives and abuses, the rights of our communities continue to

ND-Burma bring together members to discuss human rights work  1-5 September, Yangon 

ND-Burma held its 32nd Network meeting from 1-5 September in Yangon. The meeting brought together representatives from 7 member organizations, two affiliates,and one candidate. TheHuman Rights Documentation Network (HRDN) also attended. Attending members included: The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP), the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM), Kachin Women’s Association of Thailand (KWAT), The Ta’ang Women’s Organization, the Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization, and Equality Myanmar.    Affiliate members the

New report: pristine valley on Kachin-China border under threat from Naypyidaw’s export-oriented dam plans

New report: pristine valley on Kachin-China border under threat from Naypyidaw’s export-oriented dam plans A new report launched today exposes how the stunningly beautiful, biodiverse Ngo Chang Hka valley — ancestral home to over 4,500 indigenous people on the eastern Kachin State-China border — is under threat from a cascade of four dams, which are among 50 large hydropower projects planned by the Burmese government, mainly for export. “Saving the

Saving the Ngo Chang Hka Valley

History of the Ngo Chang Hka region The Ngo Chang Hka flows through the mountain valleys of the eastern edge of Kachin State and into the N’Mai Hka. The N’Mai Hka continues southward and joins the Mali Hka at the Myitsone confluence to form Burma’s great Irrawaddy River. The borderlands of the Ngo Chang Hka form part of the eastern Himalayan ecoregion, a place of globally outstanding biodiversity and ancient

Latest Burma Army war crimes in Kachin State highlight urgent need to end military-to-military ties with Burma

Latest Burma Army war crimes in Kachin State highlight urgent need to end military-to-military ties with Burma On August 11, 2017, hundreds of Burma Army troops entered Kasung village, in Mogaung township of Kachin State, shooting indiscriminately at civilians. One villager was killed, at least two injured, and over 1,000 IDPs were forced to seek shelter in Namti and Lambraw Yang villages. The attack was part of a new Burma

Press release by Kachin CSOs

Press release by Kachin CSOs Appeal for the immediate release of Kachin farmer Nlam Bawk Naw, arbitrarily arrested on the Ledo Road by the Burma Army on June 20, 2017 Kachin CSOs are calling for the immediate and unconditional release of Kachin farmer Nlam Bawk Naw, who was arbitrarily arrested by Burma Army troops on the Ledo Road in eastern Hpakant township on June 20, 2017. On that day, at

End of Mission Statement by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

End of Mission Statement by Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar  Yangon, 21 July 2017 Thank you for the opportunity to address you again this evening. I would like to start by expressing my sympathies to Myanmar at the damage recently caused by the Cyclone Mora, particularly in Rakhine and Chin States and Ayeyarwaddy Division. I understand the rebuilding effort is underway and hope the needs of

ND-Burma statement on International Justice Day

ND-Burma statement on International Justice Day, 17 July 2017 On International Justice Day, the Network for Human Rights Documentation (ND-Burma) calls on the Government to begin talking about justice for Burma’s many victims of human rights abuses. For 13 years, ND-Burma’s members have been documenting human rights abuses across the country. Our database holds the cases of over 6,000 victims who have never seen justice or had their suffering acknowledged.

ND-Burma June Justice newsletter

Seeking justice in Burma June 2017  ND-Burma calls on Government to end torture and address needs of survivors in order to build peace and democracy To mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June, ND-Burma co-organized an event in Yangon with the Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), the Women’s League of Burma (WLB), the Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO), and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR). At