Entries by ND Burma

Undermining Trust Building: Human Rights Situation During the Northern Ceasefire

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 […]

U.S. imposes sanctions on Myanmar military leaders over Rohingya abuses

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 Groups Hit Myanmar Military Over Mounting Rakhine Deaths in Custody

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 […]

Investigator: UN, International Community Fail to Hold Myanmar Accountable for Crimes Against Rohingya

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 […]

There Is No One Who Does Not Miss Home

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 […]

Burma/Myanmar: End Marginalization of Displaced Ethnic Communities

[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)

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 […]