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Burma Bulletin - Issue 102 - June 2015
June 2015 - Pdf, Word
In the June issue: Par Gyi verdict inconclusive; Media restrictions rising ahead of elections; EMG editors charged with contempt of court; Clashes in Kachin and Shan States; Disenfranchisement of temporary ID card holders confirmed; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more...
 

Burma Bulletin - Issue 101 - May 2015

May 2015 - Pdf, Word
In the May issue: Thai trafficking crackdown after mass grave discovery; Over 8,000 boatpeople abandoned by traffickers; ASEAN reluctant to address crisis; Evidence of genocide in Arakan; Fighting escalates in Kachin, Shan States; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more...
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 100 - April 2015
April 2015 - Pdf, Word
In the April issue: Tatmadaw's continued offensive in Kokang Self-Administered Zone; Clashes in Chin, Arakan States; Clashes in Kachin, Shan, Karen States; Thousands of temporary ID cards seized in Arakan State; ASEAN politicians call to address rising intolerance in Burma; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more...
 
Burma Bulletin - Issue 99 - March 2015
March 2015 - Pdf, Word
In the March issue: Regime crackdown on student protesters; Journalists covering protests harassed; Tatmadaw offensive in Kokang Self-Administered Zone; Clashes in Kachin and Shan States; UNHRC passes Burma resolution; China condemns Tatmadaw air strike which hits Yunnan Province; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more...
 
Universal Period Review (UPR) joint submission on Burma
March 2015 - Pdf, Word

The submission by ALTSEAN-Burma and FIDH focuses on: Myanmar’s adherence to international human rights instruments; its domestic legislation and the rule of law; the intimidation and targeting of human rights defenders (HRDs); armed conflict and displacement; the rights of ethnic and religious minorities, including Muslim Rohingya; rape and gender-based violence; human rights abuses in prisons and in conflict areas; and the National Human Rights Commission. Read more...

 
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 update since 2014 UNHRC Resolution
March 2015 - Pdf, Word

Since the 2014 UNHRC resolution, Burma’s transition has slid backwards, as the regime failed to implement many of the resolution’s recommendations. Among the critical issues the regime has failed to tackle are the ongoing Tatmadaw attacks in Kachin and Shan States and their dire impact on civilians, the repeated sentencing of human rights defenders, increasing media repression, and discrimination against Rohingya. This briefer provides updates on key elements raised in UNHRC Resolution L.21 (adopted on 28 March 2014), focusing on the period from September 2014 to February 2015. 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
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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
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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
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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…
 

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