Other Human Rights Reports

Lightless Life

(Executive Summary) This report seeks to explore the targeted institutionalized failings of the Burmese military regime with regard to the education system in Burma and for the Ta’ang people. Data was collected primarily from Namkham, Man Tong, and Namhsan Townships in the Ta’ang region. 175 interviews were conducted

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State Control and Civil Society in Burma after Cyclone Nargis Published by: Human Rights Watch This 102-page report based on 135 interviews with cyclone survivors, aid workers, and other eyewitnesses, details the Burmese military government’s response to Nargis and its implications for human rights and development in Burma today.

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Report by: Karen Womens Organization (KWO) Walking Amongst Sharp Knives reveals previously unreported abuses taking place against ethnic Karen women in Burma. The practice of the Burmese Army to execute village heads has led to traditional Karen culture being turned upside-down, with women now being appointed village chiefs as they are seen as less likely to be killed. However, this change has put women in the frontline of human rights

Walking Amongst Sharp Knives

Report by: Karen Womens Organization Walking Amongst Sharp Knives reveals previously unreported abuses taking place against ethnic Karen women in Burma. The practice of the Burmese Army to execute village heads has led to traditional Karen culture being turned upside-down, with women now being appointed village chiefs as they are seen as less likely to be killed. However, this change has put women in the frontline of human rights abuses.

2009 Human Rights Report: Burma

(US State Department) Burma, with an estimated population of 54 million, is ruled by a highly authoritarian military regime dominated by the majority ethnic Burman group. The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), led by Senior General Than Shwe, was the country’s de facto government. Military officers wielded the ultimate authority at each level of government.

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Sixty-fourth General Assembly Third Committee 43rd & 44th Meetings (AM & PM) http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2009/gashc3967.doc.htm Total of 14 Texts Recommended to Assembly; Human Rights Situations in Myanmar, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Right to Food, among Other Issues Addressed —————— Country-specific resolutions on the human rights situations in the Democratic Republic of Korea and Myanmar were also put to a vote.  The draft resolution on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was

International Religious Freedom Report 2009: Burma

BUREAU OF DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND LABOR, UNITED STATES International Religious Freedom Report 2009October 26, 2009 Burma: Highly repressive, authoritarian military regimes have ruled the country since 1962. In May 2008 the Government announced voters had approved a new draft Constitution in a nationwide referendum. Democracy activists and the international community widely criticized the referendum as seriously flawed. The new Constitution provides for freedom of religion; however, it also grants