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. In some areas, the situation has deteriorated
as a result of deliberate actions by the authorities.
So far, 2014 has been marred by an overall climate of impunity
that has seen a resurgence of media repression, the ongoing sentencing
of human rights defenders, an increase in the number of land ownership
disputes, and ongoing attacks on civilians by the Tatmadaw in
Kachin and Shan States amid nationwide ceasefire negotiations.
This briefer summarizes developments on the ground with direct
reference to key paragraphs of the resolution.