“Without Justice there can be no Peace” Civil society expectations from the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference Today the Government will host the second session of the 21st Century Panglong Peace Conference in Naypyidaw. As civil society organizations (CSOs) have been barred from the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC)-led political discussions between the Government, Tatmadaw and ethnic armed organizations (EAOs), ND-Burma has put together a summary of its 14
ND-Burma Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims On the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims ND-Burma calls on the NLD-led government and ethnic armed organizations to publicly acknowledge that grave human rights abuses have been committed by all parties and continue
5-7 January 2017: ND-Burma held its 31st Network Meeting in Mae Sot. All ND-Burma member organizations were present, including the Former Political Prisoners Society (FPPS), the Pa-Oh Youth Organization (PYO), Human Rights Defenders and Promoters (HRDP) and the Human Rights Documentation Network (HRDN). At the meeting we evaluated the decisions taken at the previous Network meeting and reviewed what had thus far been implemented. We also discussed future activities and
8 February 2017 For Immediate Press Release ND-Burma today releases its 2016 report on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar, which shows a dramatic increase
“If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” George Orwell In December 2016, investigative reporter Ko Soe Moe Tun was found dead at the side of a road in Monywa, north-west of Mandalay. He had been beaten with wooden sticks and died as a result of a skull fracture. At the time of his murder he had been
“They have received no aid since October and have barely any food left.
In October 2016, amid renewed violence in Rakhine state, it was reported that “dozens” of women had been raped by Burma/Myanmar army soldiers. The story shocked international media and
21 – 22 November, 2016, Chaung Thar beach ND-Burma and its partner organisations held a workshop to discuss ways of ensuring victims of human rights violations in Myanmar receive reparations for the abuses they have suffered. 30 participants from ND-Burma member organisations and its partners took part in the workshop. This included the Karen Human Rights Group, 88 Generation and Open Society, Future Light Centre, Genuine People’s Servants, Former Political
Date: 2016 November 15 Press release by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) A new report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) documents ongoing, widespread Burma Army abuses in Kachin areas of northern Burma over the past year, since the National League for Democracy (NLD) was voted into power. “A far cry from peace” describes ongoing practices of arbitrary arrest, torture and extrajudicial killing of civilians across Kachin and
The Burma Army has targeted and attacked ethnic groups for nearly 20 years, thus leading them to flee their country and seek refuge in foreign countries.