Press Releases and Statements

The followings are ND-Burma’s press releases, statements and information releases published.

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2020  Achieve Justice by Combating Impunity

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2020 Achieve Justice by Combating Impunity On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Women’s League of Burma (WLB), Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma), Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for an end to torture, and for reparation and justice for torture surviors.

On World Refugee Day, end the ongoing armed conflict, human rights violations and humanitarian crises in Myanmar

Joint Statement, 19 June 2020 On World Refugee Day, end the ongoing armed conflict, human rights violations and humanitarian crises in Myanmar Ahead of 20 June, 2020 World Refugee Day, we the 123 undersigned organizations call for an immediate end to the ongoing armed conflict, human rights violations and humanitarian crises in ethnic areas and for the establishment of a genuine federal democracy that protects and respects the rights of

The Burma Army Must Immediately Halt Fighting & Adhere to A Global Ceasefire in Response to COVID-19

[Statement] The Burma Army Must Immediately Halt Fighting & Adhere to A Global Ceasefire in Response to COVID-19 10 April 2020: The Network for Human Rights Documentation Burma (ND-Burma) is concerned that the Burma Army is using their response to COVID-19 to justify its authority and presence in conflict affected ethnic areas, where they are largely responsible for fuelling conflict and exacerbating tensions between ethnic armed organizations (EAOs). ND-Burma condemns

ND-BURMA:Latest Report Details Human Rights Violations in Burma Committed with Institutionalized Impunity

27 March 2020 The latest report by the Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma) details testimonies and analysis on the decline of civilian safety in Burma. Throughout the reporting period of July to December 2019, ND-Burma members documented 174 human rights violations with an alarming number of clashes in Rakhine and northern Shan States, as well as a notable decline in basic rights and freedoms. ND-Burma has concluded that the

ND-BURMA: A Significant and Substantial Increase in Documented Human Rights Violations in the First Six Months of 2019

ND-BURMA: A Significant and Substantial Increase in Documented Human Rights Violations in the First Six Months of 2019 18 September, 2019 For immediate release As the conflict escalated in Rakhine State and continued in the north and northeast of Burma, from January to June 2019, ND-Burma and its member organisations documented a substantial and significant increase in the number of human rights violations—a 360% increase over the entire 2018 reporting

Undermining Trust Building: Human Rights Situation During the Northern Ceasefire

Undermining Trust Building: Human Rights Situation During the Northern Ceasefire (January 1 to April 30, 2019) 26 July 2019 For immediate press release In late 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)

ND-Burma’s bi-annual report finds intensification of conflict led to continued deterioration of human rights in Burma

Throughout 2018, ND-Burma found that the human rights situation in Burma continued to deteriorate due to the intensification of conflict between the military and ethnic armed organisations (EAOs). This was particularly the case in northern Kachin and Shan states, and the majority of cases documented by ND-Burma’s member organisations originated from these two states.

ND-Burma’s bi-annual report finds human rights situation deteriorating across the country 

ND-Burma’s bi-annual report finds human rights situation deteriorating across the country 11 September 2018 For immediate press release ND-Burma’s biannual report on the human rights situation has found that intense conflict between the military and ethnic armed organisations has been accompanied by a spike in the number of human rights violations recorded. In Kachin and northern Shan states the military committed human rights violations against civilians during armed conflict, including: indiscriminate

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2018

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2018 Addressing the Needs of Torture Survivors is Key to Building Peace and Democracy Women’s League of Burma (WLB), Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma (ND-Burma), the Assistance Association of Political Prisoners (AAPP), the Vimutti Women’s Organization (VWO) and Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) are calling for an end to torture, and for rehabilitation of torture survivors. WLB, ND-Burma, AAPP, VWO