2 Apr 2012
Burma/Myanmar’s workshop, along with three other workshops, was not allowed to take place at the ACSC/APF 2012. Rather, the organizers were forced to move the workshops to another location.
30 Mar 2012
Paris-Bangkok, 30 March 2012. In the lead-up to the by-elections on 1 April, which are already marred by irregularities and censorship, rights groups have stressed that key benchmarks have not yet been met. The international community must press for urgent steps to meet these benchmarks and to initiate substantive reforms without delay.
24 Mar 2012
BANGKOK, 22 March 2012 – The Bangkok-based Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) noted that while it is a step in the right direction, Myanmar’s decision to allow international observers comes too late, and with too many restrictions.
18 Mar 2012
Legal Reforms Should Meet International Human Rights Standards (New York, March 15, 2012) – Burma’s new law on the right to peaceful assembly falls far short of international standards, Human Rights Watch said today. President Thein Sein signed the assembly law, the Law Relating to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession, on December 2, 2011.
28 Feb 2012
Amnesty International’s written statement to the 19th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 23 March 2012)
22 Feb 2012
Leading ASEAN MPs and members of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) will be in Thailand on a three-day fact-finding mission from February 23-25 to raise awareness on issues surrounding migrant labour in the region, particularly of Burmese migrants in Thailand.
1 Feb 2012
An Interview with Bo Kyi, joint Secretary General of the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners – Burma (AAPPB), a Mae Sot-based NGO which has provided financial, medical and social assistance to political prisoners in Burma since 2000. It is one of the first organizations to keep records of Burma’s political prisoners and has used the information for advocacy and international campaigns to call for the release of remaining political prisoners.
23 Jan 2012
Reporters Without Borders, with help from its Partner organization Burma Media Association, is distributing video interviews with the journalists U Zeya and Sithu Zeya of the exile radio and TV station Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) and the blogger Nay Phone Latt, all of whom were released from prison on 13 January.
28 Jul 2011
New report highlights need for sound environment and development policy framework in post-election Burma Bangkok, Thailand: A new report highlights how Burma lacks any meaningful frameworks on environmental protection and sustainable development that would enable citizens to take part in decision-making about their country’s development, despite a recent transition to a military-dominated parliamentary political system. Land tenure remains weak and there are no safeguards in place to protect farmers, according to the groundbreaking report by the Burma Environment Working Group (BEWG), which is the first ever to take aim at Burma’s environment as a whole.
12 Apr 2011
On 12 April 2011, European Union Member States will renew the European policy on Burma. ALTSEAN Burma, the International Federation for Human Rights, Info Birmanie and the French League for Human Rights are deeply concerned by the continued failure of the European Union to publicly support a UN Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into credible and serious allegations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. The establishment of a CoI must be included in the Council Conclusions.
27 Jan 2011
Mr. Chalermchai Sri-on, the Minister of Labour, on 26 Jan commented on the results of his trip to Myanmar between 22nd to 24th January 2010 to meet Mr Mong Min, the Deputy Minister ofForeign Affairs for Myanmar. The Minister said the trip was intended to discuss the existing nationality verification process (NV) for alien workers that has been proceeding slowly,particularly as a result of border closures.
27 Jan 2011
The Mae Sot Immigration office in Thailand freed John San Lin, a Burmese freelance journalist, and his colleague Pascal Schatterman, a Belgian national, on the evening of 24 January 201, after they paid a fine of THB500 (US$16).