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“Without Justice there can be no Peace”

“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

The Place of Reconciliation in Transitional Justice

Paul Seils The term reconciliation has long been associated with the field of transitional justice and is often presumed to be one of its goals. At the same time, reconciliation has been both controversial and vague as a concept, giving rise to different understandings and approaches. This paper presents possible understandings of the concept of reconciliation as well as its relationship to the field of transitional justice. Download the briefing

ND-Burma Statement on the International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

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

Cracks in the Silence

Since 2013, the number of reported cases of violence, particularly sexual violence, toward children in Burma has increased dramatically. So too is this the case in Mon State and Mon areas of Burma. HURFOM itself has seen a significant increase in the number of cases of violence toward children received between 2013 and 2016. However, due to the shame and stigma associated with sexual violence, as well as the challenges

ND-Burma's 31st Network Meeting

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

Inconvenient truths: How journalists in Burma continue to be silenced

“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