The detention of a distinguished Rohingya lawyer and rights activist has been extended by a court in western Burma, prompting renewed calls from rights groups for his immediate amnesty.
The UN envoy concludes his six-year tenure as Special Rapporteur with a press conference at which he praised Burma’s reforms but questioned the impartiality of a domestic inquiry into the alleged massacre of Rohingya Muslims in Duchira Dan on 13-14 January.
The UN’s human rights envoy to Burma has slammed the government for failing to protect him during a tour of riot-hit Meikhtila.
The United Nations Human Rights envoy invited journalists to Rangoon’s international airport on Saturday to warn the government and the rest of the world that continuing human rights abuses could[…]
Tomas Quintana arrives in Rangoon tonight and will raise the need for further aid to 70,000 Kachin displaced by ongoing fighting
Govt advisor claims that a committee to examine human rights is being created, with opposition sceptical over appointment of members
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi positive after first meeting with UN human rights envoy in Rangoon yesterday as Tomas Quintana raps up trip to the country
Obama’s administration to throw its weight behind a United Nations commission inquiring war crimes committed by the junta
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
UN report ‘violated the right of a sovereign state’ and was based on ‘unfounded allegations’, Burma’s UN ambassador claims
UN rights expert makes unprecedented call for war crimes and crimes against humanity investigation into Burmese junta
Jan 29, 2010 (DVB), Tomas Ojea Quintana, United Nations' Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, is planning to make a visit to the country in February.[…]
Oct 23, 2009 (DVB), Widespread government impunity in Burma has allowed the country's "alarming" human rights situation to continue unabated, the United Nations special rapporteur for Burma said yesterday. Little[…]
Mar 11, 2009 (DVB), A son of the late Karen National Union leader, Bo Mya, has joined a pro-government Karen splinter group led by General Htein Maung, KNU General Secretary[…]
Feb 20, 2009 (DVB), United Nations special rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana has said the human rights situation in Burma remains challenging, but noted some positive signs at the end of[…]
Feb 18, 2009 (DVB), The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, met five political prisoners including two elected representatives in Insein prison on 16[…]
Feb 17, 2009 (DVB), United Nations special rapporteur Tomas Ojea Quintana went to Rangoon's Insein prison yesterday as part of his six-day visit to Burma to assess human rights developments[…]
Feb 16, 2009 (DVB), The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, visited Pa-an prison in Karen state yesterday during his second trip to the[…]
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[…]