Inlate December 2018, amid ongoing and heavy armed conflict in Kachin and Shan states, the Burma army declared a four-month unilateral ceasefire in northern and north-eastern Burma. The announcement of the Burma army’s first ever truce was met with cautious optimism by ethnic armed organisations (EAOs) and welcomed as a constructive gesture by many observers […]
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States announced sanctions on Tuesday against the Myanmar military’s Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and other leaders it said were responsible for extrajudicial killings of Rohingya Muslims, barring them from entry to the United States. The steps, which also covered Min Aung Hlaing’s deputy, Soe Win, and two other senior commanders […]
Rights experts are again criticizing the Myanmar military for possible international law violations after reports that another civilian died in custody amid fighting between national forces and the Arakan Army (AA) in western Myanmar’s Rakhine and Chin states. According to RFA’s reporting, at least 14 persons died of injuries they received while in military or […]
GEVENA, SWITZERLAND – A U.N. investigator says the United Nations and international community have failed to hold the government of Myanmar accountable for decades of persecution and repression against the minority Rohingya Muslims. The report from the special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar is under discussion at the U.N. Human Rights […]
A young man has died after being detained and interrogated by Myanmar’s military on suspicion of being a member of the ethnic Rakhine Arakan Army (AA), according to his family members, who said he was repeatedly tortured while in custody. Zaw Win Hlaing, 28, from Shwe Tun Phyu village, in war-ridden Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township, […]
Nine civilians detained by the Myanmar military on suspicion of attacking an army column appeared on Tuesday in court in war-ridden Rakhine state’s Mrauk-U township, with two of them accusing soldiers of torture and rights abuses while in custody, their family members and a rights group said. Myo Hein Swe and Soe Maung Than, residents […]
This animation was released on World Refugee Day – 20 June 2019 – to coincide with the launch of a report on protracted displacement due to armed conflict and related human rights violations. The report – ‘There Is No One Who Does Not Miss Home: A Report on Protracted Displacement Due to Armed Conflict in […]
[Yangon – 20 June, 2019] Refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) must be recognized as equal citizens, adequately consulted and be able to meaningfully participate in all decision-making processes concerning their future to ensure that they are not further marginalized, said 15 local Myanmar/Burma civil society organizations in a new report released today – which coincides […]
Seeking Justice in Burma May 2019 The Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) announced a ceasefire with the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP); a new Amnesty International report accused the Burma Army of war crimes in Rakhine State since January; and freedom of expression continued to be stifled as media organizations and journalists were targeted […]
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.
- The world needs to recognise—and support—Myanmar’s ‘humanitarian resistance’
- AN OPEN LETTER FROM 567 CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS CALLING FOR LEADERS OF THE ETHNIC RESISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS NOT TO ENGAGE WITH MYANMAR’S STATE ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL
- Civilian killed and burned during junta raid on Sagaing village
- Junta shelling kills two children, injures several in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
- Child killed as military shells village during Ayeyarwady River crossing in Kachin State