2014 was marked by persecution of minorities, internal displacement and erosion of already limited freedoms.
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The EU lays out a list of 21 “benchmarks” which it expects the Burmese authorities to fulfill, including: cooperation with the UN; the release of all political prisoners; the strengthening of rule of law; greater media freedom; and “effective measures to combat intolerance, communal violence and hate speech”.
A Shan civil society group is planning to conduct a region-wide survey to expose human rights violations they say Kachin rebels have committed against ethnic Shans during the civil conflict in northern Burma.
United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in Burma met with exiled Burmese activist groups in Thailand last Saturday in a fact-finding mission
Prohibition on the global drugs industry is born of a moralistic, not pragmatic, viewpoint and has had a devastating impact on poor countries such as Burma
Ahead of a planning meeting before the June summit of the G8 group of industrialised countries New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged ministers to include Burma on the agenda.
Oct 16, 2009 (DVB), The Indian government should pay closer attention to human rights abuses in its foreign policy towards Burma, an international watchdog urged this week. The call was[…]
Apr 24, 2009 (DVB), The imprisoned leader of the student group that incited the 2007 monk-led protests in Burma has been awarded a prize by a South Korean foundation for[…]
Apr 23, 2009 (DVB), A leading human rights watchdog has criticised a United Nations report for focusing too much attention on releases of child soldiers by the Burmese army whilst[…]
Mar 16, 2009 (DVB), Security was tight in Burma's former capital and economic hub Rangoon last Friday as overseas Burmese democracy activists marked the 21-year anniversary of the country's Human[…]
Mar 2, 2009 (AP), Southeast Asian leaders wrap up a summit on Sunday they hoped would highlight their championship of human rights, but instead suffered a setback when military-ruled Burma[…]
Dec 10, 2008 (DVB), United Nations special rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana has described the situation of political prisoners as "a permanent and constant human rights violation" and called for concrete[…]
Sep 17, 2008 (DVB), Bo Kyi of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners is one of five people to receive a 2008 Human Rights Defenders Award from international rights group[…]
May 21, 2008 (DVB), The European Bar Human Rights Institute announced on Monday that it would confer the Ludovic-Trarieux Human Rights Award 2008 on Burmese lawyer U Aye Myint. The[…]