Burma’s National Human Rights Commission can’t be trusted to do the job of addressing rampant human rights abuses; for this, the international community must push harder to end impunity. By AUNG MYO MIN Friday, December 9, 2011(Irrawaddy, Dec.10, 2011) Today as the world celebrates another international human rights day, people in Burma continue to face a host of serious human rights abuses. Despite minor changes in Naypyidaw, human rights abuses, such as rape, forced labor,
(Tokyo) – Japanese officials should press Burma’s visiting foreign minister on the need for genuine reforms to improve human rights in Burma, Human Rights Watch said today. Foreign Minister Wunna Maung Lwin will visit Tokyo from October 20 to 22, 2011.
25 August 2011 – While the new Government of Myanmar has taken steps to improve the human rights situation in the country, it needs to deploy greater efforts to address
By EKKAPONG PRADITPONGPolice raided a rented room in Chiang Mai’s Muang district yesterday morning and rescued eight children aged 3-14 from three Burmese human-trafficking
22 June 2011: Burmese soldiers are accused of raping as many as 18 women and girls and killing at least four victims since June 10, when fighting broke out between the Burma Army and Kachin Independence Army (KIA).
Prague, 17th June 2011 – On Friday 17th June 2011 several dozen supporters of the Burmese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi gathered on a bank of the river Vltava in Prague to commemorate her 66th birthday.
Human Rights Council MORNING The Human Rights Council this morning adopted the outcomes of the Universal Periodic Review on Myanmar, Australia and Georgia.
Top Military Lawyer Should Support UN Commission of Inquiry (New York) – The Burmese military leadership should adopt measures to end abuses and ensure that those responsible are held accountable, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to the judge advocate general of the Burmese Armed Forces, Maj. Gen. Yar Pyae.
Human Rights CouncilMIDDAY14 March 2011The Human Rights Council in a midday meeting today held an interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar.Tomas Ojea Quintana, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar,
The War Office in Naypyidaw has ordered Burmese government forces based in ethnic areas to relaunch their infamous “Four Cuts” strategy against the ethnic cease-fire groups that continue to resist the junta’s Border Guard Force (BGF) plan.