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BURMA BULLETIN
January 2016

In the January 2016 issue: NCA non-signatory ethnic armed groups boycott Union Peace Conference; women's involvement needed in peace process; report shows cover-up of military rape, murder; Tatmadaw demands disarmament against calls for federalism, constitutional amendments; new armies established as Tatmadaw attacks Arakan Army; outgoing USDP Parliament passes Former Presidents' Immunity Law; Tatmadaw denied control of immigration and citizenship affairs; Thein Sein grants last prisoner amnesty, jails more activists; NLD nominates Parliamentary Speakers, military MPs appointed; multiple jade mine waste landslides; US called on to beef up investment oversight; Other Burma news; List of Reports and much more…

UNGA 2015: DEVELOPMENTS SINCE THE 2014 UNGA RESOLUTION ON BURMA
October 2015

The Burmese authorities have failed to implement most of the recommendations from previous United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) resolutions, despite recent ones being adopted by consensus, in particular Resolution 69/248 adopted in 2014. The information presented in this briefer refers directly to the language proposed for the 2015 UNGA Resolution. In 2015, authorities continued to either fail to address, or collude in serious human rights violations, and took steps to undermine the possibility of ‘free and fair’ elections on 8 November. These developments seriously compromise the possibility of progress toward genuine democracy and national reconciliation in Burma. This briefer summarizes developments on the ground with direct reference to key paragraphs of the 2014 resolution and includes Altsean-Burma's recommended text for the 2015 UNGA resolution.

List of political parties
• Overview of People's Assembly, National Assembly and National Parliament
• Related reports on parliamentary affairs
Regime Watch • Profiles of the President and Vice-Presidents
• Profile of the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief
• Information on the Human Rights Commission
• Profiles of some of Burma's political prisoners
 
Press Releases, Open Letters, Statements
29/01/16 Burma: New Parliament must prioritize the repeal or amendment of repressive laws
05/11/15 International Human Rights Organizations Call for Accountability of Lt. Gen. Ko Ko, Myanmar’s Minister of Home Affairs
20/04/15 Burma/Myanmar's Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee needs urgent reform
10/04/15 ASEAN needs to address rising intolerance in Myanmar
10/04/15 Burma: Release student demonstrators and hold police accountable for the violent crackdown
 
 
Latest Updates
08/02/16 - January 2016 Burma Bulletin available.
 
29/01/16 - November 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Burmese.
 
29/01/16 - FIDH & ALTSEAN-Burma Press Release published.
 
06/01/16 - December 2015 Burma Bulletin published.
 
20/12/15 - October 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Burmese.
 
04/12/15 - November 2015 Burma Bulletin published.
 
27/11/15 - September 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Burmese.
 
27/11/15 - August 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Thai.
 
09/11/15 - Post-Election Outlook published.
 
09/11/15 - Election Day Briefer published.
 
04/11/15 - October 2015 Burma Bulletin published.
 
16/10/15 - Elections briefer available.
 
12/10/15 - July 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Thai.
 
12/10/15 - August 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Burmese.
 
08/10/15 - September 2015 Burma Bulletin published.
 
07/10/15 - UNGA 2015 briefer available.
 
14/09/15 - July 2015 Burma Bulletin available in Burmese
 
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