Since its founding in 2004, ND-Burma has fought for justice for victims of human rights violations. We do this in the following ways:
- Recording victims' testimonies to to ensure they are able to share their experience and that a record is kept of violations.
- Providing victims with material assistance such as medical care.
- Conducting a 'needs assessment' to find out what kind of assistance victims need to try and rebuild their lives. This is ongoing and results will be published in a longer report examining possibilities for redress in Burma.
- Advocating for recognition and redress on behalf of victims.
We have enjoyed a long partnership with the International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ), which provides us with expert guidance on legal matters. The ICTJ describes transitional justice as follows:
"The aims of transitional justice will vary depending on the context but these features are constant: the recognition of the dignity of individuals; the redress and acknowledgment of violations; and the aim to prevent them happening again."
Our aims are outlined in our report: 'To Recognize and Repair: Unofficial Truth Projects and the Need for Justice in Burma' and our article in The Irrawaddy: 'Burma must heal past wounds to find peace'
Conflict Continues Amid the Pandemic, Fueling Insecurity and Unrest in Burma COVID-19 has continued to further expose the quickly deteriorating human rights situation in Burma. The escalation of fighting amid the pandemic has allowed more violations to take place with impunity. This month, conflict escalated in Rakhine State as several human rights groups released documentation on the extent of the alleged abuses, calling for immediate lifts on restrictions to humanitarian
Introduction Prisons are a direct reflection of a country’s administrative, legislative andjudicial systems1.Hidden from public view, facing stigmatization and afforded little publicsympathy, prisoners face a greater risk of having their human rightsabused2. These issues are compounded even further in light of rising prisonpopulations around the world and the prevalence of prison overcrowding.Reducing prison overcrowding, is an essential first step in reforming thecriminal justice system in Burma where prisons have a
[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 of the area movement restrictions and lockdown decrees imposed by local governments and the New