Summary Report: Ceasefires Backfire, Conflict Intensifies Amid COVID-19 Spike At the beginning of the month, the Brotherhood Alliance of the Kokang (MNTJP/MNDAA), the Ta’ang (PSLF/TNLA), and the Arakan (ULA/AA) announced the extension of their unilateral ceasefire until 9 November 2020. As stated previously, if the Burma Army attacks, they intend to retaliate. However, they also […]
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GENEVA (22 September 2020) – The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Thomas Andrews, today called for an immediate ceasefire in Rakhine State, decrying the death toll of innocent children that continues to rise. “Serious questions have been raised about whether these children, and growing numbers of others, are being […]
SYSTEMATIC WAR CRIMES AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS PERPETRATED BY THE TATMADAW IN TA’ANG AREAS OF NORTHERN SHAN STATE April 2016 to December 2019 We would like to express special thanks to all the victims and the communities who contributed their voices and evidence for the report by sharing their testimonies, and for giving their time […]
Myanmar Mechanism calls for continued support of international community in the accountability efforts Geneva, 14 September 2020 – In his second annual report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Head of the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (Mechanism) outlined the significant progress that the Mechanism has made in its first full year of […]
Human Rights Situation Report by The Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma Reveals Systematic, Widespread Abuses with Institutionalized Impunity For Immediate Release 15 September 2020: The latest situation report by the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma) reveals a steady increase of human rights violations against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic and active conflict. During […]
ND-Burma is extremely grateful to all interviewees for their courage in speaking the truth. ND-Burma is also grateful to its member organisations and their fieldworkers who continue to gather invaluable testimonies at their own great personal risk. This report would not be possible without the work of ND-Burma members and their coordinated efforts to collect […]
YANGON 10 September 2020 – UNICEF Myanmar expresses deep sorrow over the deaths of two children and the injury of another child on Tuesday following an artillery fire in Myebon, Rakhine State. UNICEF is deeply concerned about the alarming increase of reports of killings and injuries of children, as a result of intensified fighting between the […]
The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliterations and rape. The August 2017 order from his commanding officer was clear, Pvt. Myo Win Tun said in video testimony. “Shoot all you see and all you hear.” He said […]
August Justice Newsletter Summary Report The Union Panglong Conference Took Place Against the Backdrop of Mounting Human Rights Violations as COVID-19 Cases Surge This month, the government hosted the fourth Union Panglong Conference (UPC) amid the lead up to the 2020 national election. However, against the backdrop of the political dialogue human rights violations continued […]
July Justice Newsletter This month continued to show a backsliding of human rights violations and blatant disregard for the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA), as the rights of civilians were dismissed with clashes increasing in northern Shan with the expansion of Burma Army operations. In Rakhine and Chin states, conflict remains volatile and shows no signs […]
ND-Burma formed in 2004 in order to provide a way for Burma human rights organizations to collaborate on the human rights documentation process.
The 13 ND-Burma member organizations seek to collectively use the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to advocate for justice for victims.
ND-Burma trains local organizations in human rights documentation; coordinates members’ input into a common database using Martus, a secure open-source software; and engages in joint-advocacy campaigns.
- Burma Army persecution of civilians continues in Kawng Kha, six years after the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers
- A villager killed and two houses burnt due to artillery shelling
- Justice Newsletter (December 2020)
- On the 72nd International Human Rights Day, the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma Calls for An Immediate End to Widespread Violations and A Response to the Humanitarian Crisis in Burma
- Justice Newsletter (November 2020)