Entries by ND Burma

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2020 Achieve Justice by Combating Impunity

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2020 Achieve Justice by Combating Impunity On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Women’s League of Burma (WLB), Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma), Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) […]

On World Refugee Day, end the ongoing armed conflict, human rights violations and humanitarian crises in Myanmar

Joint Statement, 19 June 2020 On World Refugee Day, end the ongoing armed conflict, human rights violations and humanitarian crises in Myanmar Ahead of 20 June, 2020 World Refugee Day, we the 123 undersigned organizations call for an immediate end to the ongoing armed conflict, human rights violations and humanitarian crises in ethnic areas and […]

May Justice Newsletter (May 2020)

May Justice Newsletter Ceasefire Declared, yet Clashes Continue Amid Pandemic On March 11 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. With 232 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Burma, response efforts have been slowed and interrupted by the Burma Army – who continue to ignore calls for a nationwide ceasefire to properly respond […]

[Press Release] New Documentary Highlights Challenges Amid COVID-19 for Civilians in South-Eastern Myanmar

For immediate release 1 June 2020: The Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) has released a new documentary on the response to COVID-19 in southeastern Myanmar. The film titled, “Reflections on Grassroots Livelihoods During COVID-19” spotlights the challenges faced by farm laborers, returning migrant workers, and those living in remote areas and IDP villages. Many of the hardships experienced are a result […]

We’re watching you, Myanmar

The global coronavirus pandemic has understandably dominated the attention of Asia and the entire world in recent months. But the Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar has a message to send: our investigations are open and the virus will not blind us to ongoing crimes. Last month, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of […]

Human Rights Watch calls for village destruction probe

At least 200 houses and other buildings were destroyed by fire in a conflict-ridden state in Myanmar in an incident that has “all the hallmarks” of previous military arson attacks on villages, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday. Let Kar village in Rakhine was mostly deserted when the buildings went up in flames on May […]

Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar Bulletin

Message from the Head of the Mechanism The Independent Investigative Mechanism for Myanmar (hereafter, “the Mechanism”) is up and running and working to fulfil its mandate to collect, consolidate, preserve and analyse evidence of serious international crimes and violations of international law committed in Myanmar since 2011. Since I took up my mandate on 1 […]