2014 was marked by persecution of minorities, internal displacement and erosion of already limited freedoms.
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The EU lays out a list of 21 “benchmarks” which it expects the Burmese authorities to fulfill, including: cooperation with the UN; the release of all political prisoners; the strengthening of rule of law; greater media freedom; and “effective measures to combat intolerance, communal violence and hate speech”.
A Shan civil society group is planning to conduct a region-wide survey to expose human rights violations they say Kachin rebels have committed against ethnic Shans during the civil conflict in northern Burma.
Govt forms human rights commission in response to visit by UN envoy Quintana’s visit
Despite outrage from foreign governments, and an increasing awareness among Asia’s billions, the region’s dictatorships and corrupt regimes show no sign of bending
United Nation’s special rapporteur on human rights in Burma met with exiled Burmese activist groups in Thailand last Saturday in a fact-finding mission
Prohibition on the global drugs industry is born of a moralistic, not pragmatic, viewpoint and has had a devastating impact on poor countries such as Burma
Ahead of a planning meeting before the June summit of the G8 group of industrialised countries New York based Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged ministers to include Burma on the agenda.
A UN human rights envoy arrived in Burma Monday for a five-day visit ahead of the country’s elections, an official said. Tomas Ojea Quintana arrived by commercial flight at Yangon[…]