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.
This includes state-linked anti-Muslim violence
that spread from the western state of Arakan to the central regions
of Mandalay and Pegu (Bago), as well as a new war in the northern
state of Kachin.
In all cases, regime authorities either actively
participated in perpetrating the abuses or failed to protect civilians
from violence. Authorities also denied victims access to justice
and blocked access to humanitarian assistance.