Impunity Watch (IW) is pleased to announce the publication of its report based upon the Asia Exchange Meeting ‘Memory for Change’, held in Bangkok from 3-7 November 2014. It was organised by IW, Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and swisspeace. The Exchange brought together 34 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), two victims’ groups and seven international organisations working on human rights and transitional justice, including Asian Justice and
Other Human Rights Reports
The followings are human right reports about Burma, published by various human rights organizations.
NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 – Continuing political repression, cronyism, and ongoing conflicts are disrupting attempts to put Myanmar on a linear path to democracy, peace, and development, says a new report from the International Center for Transitional Justice. The spread of anti-Muslim violence to Mandalay and the recent harsh sentencing of some journalists show that Myanmar’s transformation into a prosperous, functioning democracy is still far from guaranteed. According to
1. The mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar was established pursuant to Commission on Human Rights resolution 1992/58 and was recently extended by Human Rights Council resolution 22/14. The present report, submitted pursuant to Council resolution 22/14 and General Assembly resolution 68/242, covers human rights developments in Myanmar since the previous report of the Special Rapporteur to the Council in March 2013 (A/HRC/22/58)
Welcoming also the report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar5 and the access granted to him during his visits to Myanmar from 11 to 16 February and 11 to 21 August 2013, 1. Welcomes the positive developments in Myanmar and the stated commitment of the Government of Myanmar to continue on the path of political and economic reform, democratization and national reconciliation and the
In the present report, the Special Rapporteur describes how the reforms under way in Myanmar continue to create the prospect of significant improvements in the human rights situation. Important developments during the reporting period include the continuing release of prisoners of conscience; improving respect of the right to freedom of opinion and expression; and progress towards agreement on a national ceasefire. The Special Rapporteur highlights, however, the dangers of glossing
Burma Lawyer Council has produced a briefer that put a spotlight on the Circle of impunity in Burma. Within Burma, there is a system of impunity that is geared towards protecting those in power. Structurally, issues such as the lack of an independent judiciary within Burma, the system of military courts that judge all military offenses, and the guarantees of immunity for regime officials all serve to systematically subvert the
Abuse, Poverty and Migration: Investigating migrants’ motivations to leave home in Burma
Introduction: On the heels of elections in the UK, perhaps interest is piqued for a discussion on elections elsewhere, even if the only obvious similarity between the UK and our subject today, is that the voices of the electorate in both countries deserve to be heard and respected.
New York, 21 May 2010– The Annual Report of the Secretary-General to the Security Council on Children and Armed Conflict (A/64/742–S/2010/181) has been issued yesterday afternoon. The report gives an overview of the situation of children affected by conflict and action taken for their protection over the reporting period. In mid-June the report will be discussed in the Security Council Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict.