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Regime Continues Anti-Rohingya Policies
March 2015 - Pdf, Word

The situation for Rohingya, often described as one of the world's most persecuted peoples, has severely deteriorated during President Thein Sein’s presidency, with a spike in hate crimes and the introduction of additional discriminatory draft laws and policies. Pre-existing discriminatory policies against Rohingya, including restrictions on marriage and birthrates, remain in full force. Stricter enforcement of the 1982 Citizenship Law ensures most Rohingya remain stateless. Read more...

 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 98 - February 2015
February 2015 - Pdf, Word
In the February issue: Tatmadaw launches major offensive in Kokang Self-Administered Zone; Red Cross convoys attacked; Clashes, civilian abuse continue in Kachin and Shan States; Students protest National Education Law; Regime revokes temporary IDs; Michaungkan protesters sentenced, more arrested; Other Burma news; List of Reports and Read more...
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 97 - January 2015
January 2015 - Pdf, Word

In the January issue: Tatmadaw offensives continue in Kachin and Shan States; Civilians abused and teachers raped in Shan State; Students protest National Education Law; Yanghee Lee goes to Burma; More arbitrary arrests and imprisonments; US, EU officials slam regime; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more...

 
Burma: Crackdowns on Peaceful Assembly and Association in the Context of Business Activities
January 2015 - Pdf, Word
A veneer of reform disguises the threats posed to freedom of assembly and association in Burma. Publicly expressed dissent has often been met with disproportionate force, particularly in relation to large-scale development projects or natural resource extraction. The regime also continues to ignore calls from CSOs to address human rights abuses, including land confiscation, associated with these projects. Read more...
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 96 - December 2014
December 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the December 2014 issue: Letpadaung copper mine; Michaungkan protesters; Fighting in Kachin and Shan States; 'National Race and Religion Protection' bills submitted; Burma top opium producer; Tatmadaw soldier jailed for backing reforms; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 95 - November 2014
November 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the November 2014 issue: Burma hosts ASEAN Summit; US President visits Burma; Constitutional reform delayed; Tatmadaw attack on Laiza; Rohingya exodus; UNGA adopts Burma resolution; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 94 - October 2014
October 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the October 2014 issue: Regime frees five political prisoners, jails activists, media workers; Clashes in Shan and Karen States; Parliamentary committee submits report on constitutional amendments; Tatmadaw kills journalist; Yanghee Lee’s report; More than 10,000 Rohingya flee Arakan State; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Developments After the 2013 UNGA Resolution
October 2014 - Pdf, Word

The Burmese authorities have failed to implement most of the recommendations from previous United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions, in particular Resolution 68/242, adopted in 2013. This briefer summarizes developments on the ground with direct reference to key paragraphs of the resolution. Read more...

 
New arrests and imprisonment of activists and human rights defenders in Burma
September 2014 - Pdf, Word
A total of 158 activists and human rights defenders were documented as arrested or prosecuted in the past nine months (i.e. since December 2013). Of this number, 85 were confirmed as sentenced to jail, while many others await trial or sentencing. Read more…
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 93 - September 2014
September 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the September 2014 issue: Regime backpedals during ceasefire talks; Tatmadaw offensives in Karen, Mon, Kachin, Shan States; By-elections cancelled; Parliament's 11th session; HRDs repeatedly sentenced; More arbitrary arrests, imprisonments; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Burma: Sliding Backwards from Reform
September 2014 - Pdf, Word
This briefer, which covers developments from November 2013 to September 2014, includes: legislative reform; backsliding on media freedom; arbitrary arrests and imprisonments of journalists and activists; attacks in Kachin and Shan States; and discrimination and persecution against Rohingya. Read more...
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 92 - August 2014
August 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the August 2014 issue: Tatmadaw offensives continue in Kachin and Shan States; No nationwide ceasefire, civilians targeted; Burma hosts ASEAN meetings; Census results announced; More arbitrary imprisonment; Boat people exodus; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 91 - July 2014
July 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the July 2014 issue: Journalists sentenced to 10 years; More journalists arrested; Anti-Muslim violence in Mandalay; Tatmadaw offensives continue in Shan State; Yanghee Lee’s visit; Land rights activists sentenced; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 90 - June 2014
June 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the June 2014 issue: Tatmadaw offensives increase in Kachin and Shan States; UN official calls Arakan IDP camps “appalling”; Census used for Rohingya ‘assessment’; More peaceful protesters jailed; NLD land rights defender killed; Thai junta detains, deports Burmese migrants; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 89 - May 2014
May 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the May 2014 issue: NLD-88 Generation rally for constitutional reform; Burma hosts ASEAN Summit; New election campaign regulations; Religious Conversion bill drafted; US renews sanctions; Burma-Bangladesh border clashes; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
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...
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 88 - April 2014
April 2014 - Pdf, Word
In the April 2014 issue: UN concerns over Arakan State; UN Sec-Gen Ban Ki-moon urges investigation into sexual violence; Census used to justify conflict in Kachin and Northern Shan States; Rohingya harassed in census; Another journalist jailed; Burma mourns U Win Tin’s death; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…
 
Reforms in Burma: On the Downward Slope
April 2014 - Pdf, Word
This briefer, which covers developments from January 2014 to April 2014, includes: the Arakan State situation; ethnic affairs; displacement & aid; human rights; and democracy. Read more...
 
 

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