Entries by ND Burma

HURFOM conducts FDI study to halt exploitation and violation in Mon State

July 30, 2016 Today the Human Rights Foundation of Monland (HURFOM) releases ‘Examining Foreign Direct Investment in Mon State, Burma’, a report focusing on the effects from the recent surge of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) coming into Mon State, Burma. Report in English | Burmese This report will discuss the different and complex ways in […]

TRAINED TO TORTURE

Systematic war crimes by the Burma Army in Ta’ang areas of northern Shan State (March 2011 – March 2016) TWO documentation of human rights violations in Ta’ang areas of northern Shan State from March 2011 to March 2016 provides evidence that the Burma Army is committing war crimes, on a widespread, systematic basis – in […]

Acknowledgment and Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors is Key to Building Peace and Democracy

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2016 Acknowledgment and Rehabilitation of Torture Survivors is Key to Building Peace and Democracy The Network for Human Rights-Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), Wimutti Volunteer Group (WVG), Ta’ang Women Organisation (TWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR)are calling for acknowledgment and rehabilitation of torture survivors. ND-Burma, WVG and […]

“After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

Preface: Since the military coup d’état in 1962, Burma has been in the grip of authoritarian rule. The junta has consistently practiced oppression, torture, arbitrary detention, and long-term imprisonment against perceived enemies of the regime. As a result, since 1962, thousands of political prisoners have been incarcerated by successive regimes, from the General Ne Win […]

AAPP and FPPS (2016) “After release I had to restart my life from the beginning” The Experiences of Ex-political Prisoners in Burma and Challenges to Reintegration

Preface Since the military coup d’état in 1962, Burma has been in the grip of authoritarian rule. The junta has consistently practiced oppression, torture, arbitrary detention, and long-term imprisonment against perceived enemies of the regime. As a result, since 1962, thousands of political prisoners have been incarcerated by successive regimes, from the General Ne Win […]

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 […]