Entries by ND Burma

AAPP (2006) 8 Seconds of Silence

Nothing is more revealing about the situation of human rights in a country than the existence of political prisoners. They embody the denial of the most basic freedoms essential to humankind, such as freedom of opinion and assembly. Moreover, the very manner in which such persons are treated further reflects upon the level of esteem […]

Prospects for Justice in Myanmar: Does New Political Reality Offer Opportunities for Addressing Violations?

11/3/2016 Aileen Thomson In the years immediately before the 2015 election, there was a palpable sense of waiting among those working in Burmese civil society. Many of their plans depended on one or two critical developments to take hold: the NLD coming to power and the signing of a nationwide ceasefire agreement. Now, both long-hoped-for […]

New report exposes systematic cover-up of Myanmar Army involvement in Kachin rape-murder case

Press release by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) and Legal Aid Network (LAN) New report exposes systematic cover-up of Myanmar Army involvement in Kachin rape-murder case A new report exposes the systematic cover-up of the Myanmar Army’s involvement in the rape-murder of two Kachin teachers in Kawng Kha village, northern Shan State, exactly one […]

Parlain villagers conduct ecosystems study to combat Toyo-Thai coal power plant

September 24, 2015 Villagers from Parlain region, located in Mon State’s Ye Township, have conducted research into the importance of local ecosystems and natural resources, aiming to use this study to combat plans to build a coal-fired power plant in their area. Amongst other concerns, the study highlights how the coal-fired plant would significantly disrupt […]

AAPP and Burma Partnership: How to Defend the Defenders?

A Report on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders in Burma and Appropriate Protection Mechanisms Testimonies and reports from inside the country have painted a very different picture to the new tolerant and free Burma that the Burma Government wants the world to see. Those who try to defend human rights, or question the power […]

Report on Asia Exchange ‘Memory for Change’

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 […]