Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (January - March, 2011)

The periodic report of the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma), documents the human rights situation in Burma during the period January – March 2011. ND-Burma periodic reports provide up-to-date information on human rights violations (HRVs) and highlight pressing issues and trends within the country. The information gathered covers 16 categories of human rights violations (HRVs)1, documented in all 14 states and regions across Burma. In the reporting

Human Rights Violations in Burma's 2010 Elections

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) includes 12 member organizations, collectively using the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to challenge the regime’s impunity for human rights violations through advocacy and to prepare for a peaceful democratic transition. Despite these restrictive conditions, human rights groups, political organizations, media and ethnic groups from both inside and outside of Burma (including ND- Burma) managed to collect information

Activities Report 2009 - 2010

With OSI’s grant ND-Burma established its own Documentation and Training Center on 1st January of 2009 in order to strengthen the activities of the ND-Burma. The Documentation and Training Center serves as a physical location to manage the database and to provide small-scale trainings to NDBurma members as well as non-members. From previous experience, the most effective method for building database skills has been general trainings on using the Martus

Intimidation, Imprisonment and Repression: The Road to Military Victory in the 2010 Elections

In August of this year, the military regime announced they would hold elections on 7 November 2010. The possibility of elections, the first in 20 years, led to rigorous debate: would elections pave the way for genuine democratic reform or would it be business as usual in Burma. Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) is not hopeful that there will be any improvement in the human rights situation

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (January - July 2010)

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) includes 13 member organizations collectively using the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to challenge the regime’s impunity for human rights violations (HRVs) through advocacy and to prepare for a peaceful democratic transition. ND-Burma monitors HRVs against a variety of vulnerable groups in Burma including political prisoners, ethnic minorities and women. ND-Burma fieldworkers put themselves at great risk to

We have to give them so much that our stomach are empty of food

The Hidden Impact of Burma’s Arbitrary and Corrupt Taxation Governments require resources to provide goods and services, such as health care, education, roads, bridges, electricity, water and sanitation. The majority of government revenue is typically raised by; taxing people and their businesses, charging fees for services supplied by a government, aid funds and revenue from the country’s natural resources.  People all over the world are dissatisfied and complain about the

The Hidden Impact of Burma's Arbitrary & Corrupt Taxation

“The combination of land confiscation, forced labour and tax extortion makes life difficult for the villagers of Wae Won and Wae Taw. They face a scarcity of land, and are unable to tend to their $elds because they must work for the battalions. They cannot afford to pay taxes or fees to the authorities or army. When these problems became severe, many villagers abandon their native villages and &ee to

“We have to give them so much that our stomachs are empty of food” The hidden impact of Burma's arbitrary & corrupt taxation

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) a cross ethnic network, was formed in 2003 to provide a way for Burma human rights organizations to collaborate on the human rights documentation process. The 13 ND-Burma member organizations, from different areas across Burma, seek to collectively use the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to challenge the regime’s power through present-day advocacy as well as prepare for

ND-Burma quarterly Human Rights violations update (July - September, 2009)

Quarterly Report about the Human Rights situation in Burma from ND-Burma bulletins (1st July – 30th September 2009) This report details; The number of bulletins ND Burma has received during this period. The type of information sent by organizations (to avoid creating an overlap of bulletins among ND Burma members) The type of violations, committed by SPDC troops during this period. The place where the violations occurred. The dates when