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consultation organized by border-based civil society organisations with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT)

(Saw Yan Naing / The Irrawaddy) CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Burmese civil society groups on Sunday urged ethnic peace negotiators to implement transitional justice as the country inches closer to a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Forty-two representatives of about 25 CSOs made the recommendation during a meeting with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand, from Nov. 22-23. The NCCT is the negotiating bloc representing Burma’s myriad

consultation organized by border-based civil society organisations with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT)

Statement on consultation organized by border-based civil society organisations with the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team (NCCT) November 24, 2014 On November 22-23, 2014, 42 representatives of 25 border-based civil society organisations (CSOs), working on education, health, media, migrant workers’ rights, refugees, the environment, women’s issues and human rights, held a consultation meeting with the NCCT. This was the first such meeting with the NCCT held formally by a broad grouping

Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary TJ Measure: Exchange and Policy Development in Asia

Memory for Change Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary TJ Measure: Exchange and Policy Development in Asia Impunity Watch, Swisspeace and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) organized the workshop about “Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary TJ Measure – Exchange and Policy Development in Asia” took place from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November in Bangkok, Thailand. Civil society organisations and victim’s groups from Asia such

PRESS RELEASE: Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary TJ Measure - Exchange and Policy Development in Asia

PRESS RELEASE BANGKOK, THAILAND, 7 NOVEMBER 2014 – Impunity Watch, together with swisspeace and Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), is pleased to announce that its event, “Memorialisation as an Alternative or Complementary TJ Measure – Exchange and Policy Development in Asia” took place the past week, from Monday 3 November to Friday 7 November in Bangkok, Thailand. Civil society organisations and victim’s groups from Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia,

New report by Kachin Women’s Association Thailand: Burmese military strategies fueling Kachin drug crisis

New report by Kachin Women’s Association Thailand: Burmese military strategies fueling Kachin drug crisis Date: 8 October 2014 A new report exposes how anti-insurgency strategies of the Burma Army are fuelling the drug crisis in Kachin areas, particularly since the renewal of conflict against the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in 2011. “Silent Offensive” by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) reveals how the Burma Army is allowing its local militia

AAPP-B Monthly Chronology for September 2014

Summary of the current Situation As of September’s end, there are 80 activists incarcerated in Burma, with 130 activists currently awaiting trial for political actions. Section 18 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act continues to account for a large number of these arrests and incarcerations. The following is an analysis of media coverage and AAPP information received from Burma, focusing on issues regarding political prisoners, as well as

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (January – June, 2014)

Media Advisory: New report by Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma) documenting on-going human rights abuses in Burma Date: 14 August 2014 ND-Burma has published its periodic report covering the first half of 2014, focusing on 103 documented cases of human rights violations in Burma from January to June, 2014. There are many serious human rights issues highlighted in this report: torture, extra-judicial killing, illegal arrests and detentions, arbitrary taxation,

Monthly Chronology of July 2014

Summary of the current Situation Despite President Thein Sein’s promise to release all political prisoners by the end of 2013, many individuals remain behind bars and the government continues to arrest and incarcerate new political prisoners. By the end of July, there were 70 political prisoners incarcerated in Burma, with approximately 114 accused activists awaiting trial. Since the beginning of 2014, the number of politically motivated arrests and incarcerations has

Sharing new release of Martus

Collin from Benetech sharing the new release of Martus, version 4.5, showing the Burmese interface and demonstrating the new server, new account creation wizard, new Mobile Martus Android app and previewing ideas for the next-generation 5.0 release with ND-Burma members in Chiang Mai. To learn more about Martus, please visit https://www.martus.org/

Burma: Eight Chin activists convicted; fined

Friday 25 July 2014 INFORMATION RELEASE: for immediate release Burma: Eight Chin activists convicted; fined [Chiang Mai, Thailand] On Wednesday 23 July eight Chin activists – charged under article 18 of “The Right to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Act” with protesting without permission – were convicted in Matupi township court under presiding Judge Aung Mya, and ordered to pay fines of 30,000 kyats each the same day. Ngun Chin