20 February 2018 Myanmar: Independent investigation into military killing of four Karenni men essential for truth and justice The Myanmar authorities must ensure an independent, impartial and effective investigation into the killing of four ethnic Karenni men by Myanmar soldiers in December 2017, Amnesty International said today. The current military investigation into the deaths cannot be considered to be credible and is unlikely to deliver truth and justice. Failure to
Press Releases and Statements
The followings are ND-Burma’s press releases, statements and information releases published.
19 January 2018, Rangoon Three years of uncertainty over murder of Kachin school teachers The recent military’s admission of extrajudicial killings paves the way for further acknowledgements of human rights violations committed by its troops On the three year anniversary of the rape and murder of two Kachin schoolteachers in Shabuk Kawng Kha, Kachin State, the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) calls on the government to
10 December 2017, Rangoon ND-Burma statement on International Human Rights Day: “We are ready to help deliver justice for Burma’s many victims of human rights violations” With over 6,000 human rights violations recorded since 2004, ND-Burma wants to help bring about justice and national reconciliation Thirteen years ago, 9 civil society organizations based on the Thai-Burma border came together to form the Network for Human Rights Documentation Corporation (now the
Seeking Justice in Burma August 2017 ND-Burma’s documentation finds continued impunity for abuses ND-Burma published an update on the human rights situation based on its documentation, which found that grave human rights abuses continue to be committed by government security forces and ethnic armed organizations. Impunity continues to be the norm, with each case in the update remaining uninvestigated and unpunished. ND-Burma Coordinator Han Gyi said: “As long as there
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.
Myanmar: Repeal Section 66(d) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law Joint statement by 61 Myanmar and international human rights organizations Concerned by reports that the Myanmar authorities will retain the criminal defamation provision of Section 66(d) during a review of the Telecommunications Law, 61 national and international human rights organizations are urging the Myanmar authorities, and in particular the Ministry of Transport and Communication and the Parliament, to ensure it is
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2017 Ending Torture, Addressing the Needs of Survivors is Key to Building Peace and Democracy Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), Women’s League of Burma (WLB), the Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for an end to torture, and for rehabilitation of torture survivors. ND-Burma, AAPP, WLB,
Sign up to ND-Burma’s new monthly justice newsletter: Seeking justice in Burma Please find below ND-Burma’s new monthly newsletter compiling all developments on recognition and redress for human rights violations in Burma. ND-Burma publishes briefing urging Government to discuss justice at 21st Century Panglong On 22 May ND-Burma published the briefing ‘Without Justice there can be no Peace’, which outlined its 13 member organizations’ hopes, expectations and criticisms of
“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