ND-Burma is extremely grateful to all interviewees for their courage in speaking the truth. ND-Burma is also grateful to its member organisations and their fieldworkers who continue to gather invaluable testimonies at their own great personal risk. This report would not be possible without the work of ND-Burma members and their coordinated efforts to collect evidence of human rights abuses at the expense of their safety and security. We are
The followings are reports published by Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma.
Our latest human-rights report is now available in English and Burmese online. The report is a collection of data from our members which details abuses from January to July 2019. Among our observations, there was a 360% increase in the number of documented human rights violations in the first six months of 2019 compared to the entire 2018 reporting period. The conflict in Rakhine State was responsible for the majority
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 and analysts of the peace process.
The reporting period saw approximately 190 armed clashes, with some 32,000 people becoming newly displaced as a result.1 At the time of writing, there is an estimated 106,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 172 IDP sites in northern Shan and Kachin states, with requests by humanitarian organizations for humanitarian access to IDP camps outside of Burma government-controlled areas for the most part being denied.
In 1948, Myanmar gained independence from Britain following the 1947 Panglong Conference. The Panglong Agreement promised ethnic equality within the Federal Union of Burma with Kachin, Shan, and Chin leaders. Despite the agreement, demands for ethnic self-determination and equality soon sparked armed conflict between ethnic armed groups and government forces. A military coup in 1962 escalated into a civil war that brought acute repression with widespread detention and torture of
This report has been prepared by the Reparations Working Group, initiated by the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma). The Working Group currently has 19 members and is campaigning for a government reparations programme.
Update on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (January – Jun 2018) We are extremely grateful to the interviewees for their courage in speaking the truth. We are also grateful to the ND-Burma member organisations and their fieldworkers who collected the information at great personal risk. We would like to express our gratitude to the numerous people and institutions that provided critical support and input for the production of this
ND-Burma 2017 report on the human rights situation finds military continues to block justice for abuses 30 March 2018 For Immediate Press Release
ND-Burma update on the human rights situation finds continued impunity for abuses 15 August 2017 For Immediate Press Release Press release in Burmese ND-Burma update on the human rights situation – English ND-Burma update on the human rights situation – Burmese
8 February 2017 For Immediate Press Release ND-Burma today releases its 2016 report on the human rights situation in Burma/Myanmar, which shows a dramatic increase