The complaint filed on Thursday in a US federal court accused Thein Sein and top officials of planning and instigating “hate crimes and discrimination amounting to genocide.”
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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.
Government-formed National Human Rights Commission labels report ‘unreasonable’ for failing to emphasise progress in 2011
National Human Rights Commission will leave existing cases to the fate of Burma’s courts as work begins on accepting new complaints
Rights groups claim the Burmese military is using convicts as porters in war zones, in what they allege amount to ‘war crimes’, as election promises on human rights seemingly ignored
Activists allege Indian government is hiding intelligence misdemeanours behind case of imprisoned Karen and Arakanese resistance fighters
Delegates from 12 countries berate Burma’s human rights crisis and force its representative to defend against ‘politicised and selective’ attacks
Compilation of UN rights report by Burmese junta comes amid an international push for the UN to investigate possible crimes against humanity in 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
Report claims that treatment of minority Muslim group which has ‘over decades’ been subjected to rape and persecution by Burmese officers is overlooked