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Land Confiscation in Burma: A Threat to Local Communities & Responsible Investment
May 2014 - Pdf, Word
Land confiscation is one of the leading causes of protest and unrest in Burma, having led to the forced displacement of hundreds of thousands of people in recent years. It also undermines Burma’s fragile peace processes. Read more....
 
New arrests and imprisonment of activists and human rights defenders in Burma
October 2013 - Pdf, Word
A total of 63 activists and human rights defenders were documented as arrested or prosecuted in the past five months. Of this number, 33 were confirmed as sentenced to jail (between three months and two and a half years), while many others await trial or sentencing. Read more....
 
Burma update: Serious crimes continue
September 2013 - Pdf, Word
Over one year since sectarian violence broke out in Arakan State, 140,000 predominately Rohingya IDPs remain displaced. Rohingya face ongoing restrictions on freedom of movement and access to employment, health, and education. Read more....
 
Impunity still reigns In Burma: Rohingya persecuted, Muslims targeted, Kachin attacked
May 2013 - Pdf, Word
The Burmese regime’s refusal to implement reforms that will stop impunity has resulted in a surge of serious human rights violations that have displaced 250,000 people and killed hundreds since June 2011. Read more....
 
Anti-Muslim violence in Central Burma
April 2013 - Pdf, Word
A tense calm prevails after deadly religious violence hit Central Burma in March, with anti-Muslim attacks reported in four townships in Mandalay Division and eight townships in Pegu Division. According to official figures, the violence in Meikhtila, Mandalay Division, killed 44 people and displaced over 12,800. As of 9 April, over 8,400 people remain displaced. Read more....
 
Unrest in Burma’s Arakan State: A chronology of events (Updated)
June 2012 - Pdf, Word
This briefer is an update of “Unrest in Burma’s Arakan State: A chronology of events.” Updates include: 62 people have died as a result of the unrest in Arakan State from 28 May to 21 June; Read more....
 
Unrest in Burma’s Arakan State: A chronology of events
June 2012 - Pdf, Word
The rape and murder of a 27-year-old Buddhist Rakhine woman and the murder of 10 Muslim pilgrims triggered deadly sectarian clashes between Buddhist and Muslims in Arakan State starting on 8 June. Read more....
 
Burma’s regime does it again: Political prisoners remain in jail
October 2011 - Pdf, Word
On 12 October, Burma’s regime released 6,359 prisoners from jails across the country. However, only 220 political prisoners were among those released. Read more....
 
Serious international crimes continue in Burma under ‘new’ regime
October 2011 - Pdf, Word
Since Thein Sein took office as Burma’s President on 30 March, the regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Women and children have been particularly vulnerable. Read more....
 
Post-election Burma: Impunity still reigns, women and children more vulnerable to crimes
July 2011 - Pdf, Word
Since the 7 November elections, Burma’s regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Reports of serious international crimes have increased significantly in line with the escalation of the ongoing Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin, Shan, and Karen States. Read more....
 
Before and after the elections - The crimes continue
November 2010 - Pdf, Word
While the international community took a “wait-and-see” position with regard to the junta’s planned elections, in the two months prior to the 7 November election, the following crimes were documented: Read more....
 
The SPDC's crimes continue in 2010: A UNSC Commission of Inquiry is needed to protect Burma’s people 
September 2010 - Pdf, Word
In March 2010, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma Tomás Ojea Quintana recommended that the UN consider establishing a Commission of Inquiry to investigate “gross and systematic” human rights abuses in Burma. In the six-month period after Ojea Quintana’s recommendation, the following SPDC crimes against humanity/war crimes have been documented: Read more....
 
Universal Periodic Review (UPR) submission on Burma
July 2010 - Pdf, Word
ALTSEAN-Burma and FIDH submission focuses on the SPDC’s use of forced labor, the forced recruitment of child soldiers, the forced displacement of civilian populations, and rape and sexual violence committed by members of the Tatmadaw. Read more....
 
The SPDC's crimes continue in 2010: A UNSC Commission of Inquiry is needed to protect Burma’s people 
April 2010 - Pdf, Word
In January to March 2010, the SPDC continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity, highlighting the urgent need for a UN Security Council-mandated Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma. Read more....
 
Eastern Burma: 118,800 displaced in 18 months 
February 2010 - Pdf, Word
Between July 2008 and December 2009, SPDC military operations displaced at least 118, 800 people in Eastern Burma, including 43,800 refugees and 75,000 internally displaced persons. The number of displaced people by the SPDC is likely to grow even more as the SPDC prepares for its elections later this year. Read more....
 
Will ASEAN fail to confront the SPDC, again? 
October 2009 - Pdf, Word
With its new Charter, ASEAN now has the necessary tools to insist on democratic reform and national reconciliation in Burma. However, since the 14th ASEAN Summit in February 2009, the SPDC’s relations with ASEAN and the international community soured over the conviction of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Read more....
 
International crimes in Burma continue: UNSC Commission of Inquiry still urgently needed
October 2009 - Pdf, Word
In August and September 2009, the SPDC continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity, highlighting the urgent need for a UN Security Council-mandated Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma. Read more....
 
Guilty as planned
October 2009 - Pdf, Word
The SPDC’s sentence that extended Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s house arrest for another 18 months further demonstrates the military regime's ambitions to silence Burma’s greatest hope for peace and national reconciliation. Read more....
 
Burmese uprising redux
August 2009 - Pdf, Word
August 8 marks the anniversary of the 1988 nationwide popular uprising against Burma’s military regime. The 1988 uprising represents the Burmese people’s ongoing struggle against the regime’s protracted economic mismanagement and political oppression. Read more....
 
Rohingya, asylum seekers & migrants from Burma: A human security priority for ASEAN
January 2009 - Pdf, Word
Since October 2006, about 10,000 Rohingya have boarded boats in Bangladesh and Burma and headed for Thailand and Malaysia. The thousands of Rohingya boat people are only the tip of the iceberg. Millions of Burmese have fled the country in the past decade, with two million in Thailand alone. Read more....
 
Burma Issues & Concerns Vol. 5: Burma Defiles the ASEAN Charter
December 2008 - Pdf, Word, Print
In the year following ASEAN’s member states signing the Charter on 20 November 2007, Burma’s military regime has openly trampled on the values and rights enumerated in the document. The briefer summarizes the military regime’s actions in the year since it signed the Charter. Read more....
 
13 years is too long: Free Daw Suu now
October 2008 - Pdf, Word
On 24 October, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will mark her 13th year in detention. Yet, she remains committed to a peaceful, political solution that is needed now more than ever for the people of Burma. Read more…
 
Saffron Revolution a year later: It’s not over
September 2008 - Pdf, Word
On 26 September, one year will have passed since Burma’s military regime began its bloody crackdown on the Saffron Revolution. Read more…
 
Update: Burma’s political prisoners
August 2008 - Pdf, Word
On 6 June, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma Tomás Ojea Quintana said that the number of political prisoners stood at 1,900. This represented a 65.2% increase from July 2007 when there were 1,150 political prisoners in Burma. Read more…
 
Saffron Revolution: Update
October 2007 - Pdf, Word
In the "Saffron Revolution," tens of thousands of Buddhist monks led massive anti-junta demonstrations. It was the largest show of peaceful protests against the military regime since 1988. Read more...
 
Forced labor in Burma: time for action
November 2006 - Pdf, Word
The forced labor situation in Burma has not improved in the six years since the ILO first addressed the issue in November 2000. While the regime has responded to ILO pressure with positive measures, any gains have been lost as soon as pressure is eased. Read more....
 
Rohingya and Muslims in Arakan State: slow-burning genocide
August 2006 - Pdf, Word
The briefer highlights the continuing persecution and discrimination of Rohingya and Muslim in Burma and the denial of basic protection and fundamental rights in neighboring countries. Read more...
 
August 2006 - Pdf, Word
The briefer honors the courageous non-violent actions of ordinary people and political leaders who have stood up for human rights and democracy in Burma. Read more...
 
On the road to democracy?
February 2004 - Pdf, Word
On 30 August 2003, in the wake of intensified international pressure against the Burmese military regime, newly appointed Prime Minister General Khin Nyunt unveiled a 7-point ‘road map’ to democracy. Read more...
 

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