Nine months into the National League for Democracy government’s term in office, the human rights situation in Burma has improved only marginally, and in some cases even backslid, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch’s annual report for 2016.
A Human Rights Watch report released on Monday says the government is complicit in a campaign of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Arakan state. The report says local authorities[…]
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
Human rights group calls on EU states to push for a commission of inquiry into the military’s alleged war crimes & crimes against humanity
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.
Jan 21, 2010 (DVB), A leading rights watchdog has reported a global rise in the number of state-sanctioned abuses against "rights defenders", fueled in part by the inability of the[…]
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[…]
Sept 16, 2009 (DVB), The number of political prisoners in Burma has more than doubled in the past two years, according to a report published by a New York-based rights[…]
Aug 5, 2009 (DVB), A United Nations team will visit Burma to pressure the ruling junta and armed ethnic groups to end use of child soldiers, as concern remains about[…]
June 4, 2009 (DVB), A teenager who went missing after being arrested last year in Burma's central Bago division has been recruited by the army, his family said. Tin Myo[…]
June 3, 2009 (DVB), The Burmese army has reportedly handed eight child soldiers back to their families in a ceremony in Rangoon attended by international monitoring bodies such as UNICEF[…]