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Written statements on Myanmar by NGOs to regular sessions of the Human Rights Council

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Title: UN Human Rights Documents on Myanmar
Description/subject: List of UN Charter-based human rights documents on Burma/Myanmar
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish,
Source/publisher: United Nations
Format/size: html, pdf
Date of entry/update: 18 March 2009


Individual Documents

Title: Situation in Myanmar
Date of publication: 07 September 2015
Description/subject: "In 2011, after 50 years of military dictatorship and isolation, Myanmar’s military gov made way for a new, civilian one. The end of the military rule has not been due to the progressive work of pro-democracy forces or to the civil society but to the same military government which within one year decided for democracy. In 2011, Myanmar turning into a democracy was welcomed with enthusiasm and skepticism from the international community which, however, acknowledging the huge economic potential of the country hurried the lift of the sanctions that for fifty years had weighed on the country. Now after five years of transitional process and with the elections scheduled for November 2015, it is time to see where Myanmar is and where it is heading. Since Thein Sein took the leadership of the country, many political reforms have been initiated, political prisoners including the Peace Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi have been released, forced labour has been banned and new laws have been implementing human rights in the country. Alongside with the political ref orms, the new government has promoted the economic growth of the country, encouraging the investments of foreign countries...".....Written NGO statement to the 30th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/30/NGO/69)
Format/size: pdf (137K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 26 September 2015


Title: Briefing on the situation in Arakan and developments in Naypyitaw
Date of publication: 04 September 2015
Description/subject: "Amidst the political and humanitarian crises faced by Rohingya people in Arakan, a powerful tropical cyclone had made its landfall in Arakan, setting off a new wave of humanitarian crises in several townships in the Arakan state. On the political side, the date for the General Election in Myanmar is set for 8 November, 2015. While the ruling military’s USDP-dominated Government continues to deny the basic rights and citizenship of Rohingya and reject their ethnic identity, it has renewed its old strategy — reminiscent to what USDP did in the 2010 General Election — to secure the votes from Rohingya. Simultaneously, the main opposition party of the Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, reportedly has also taken dramatic steps against Muslims in Myanmar. Currently, the Rohingya are not in the voters’ list issued by the Government...".....Written NGO statements to the 29th Session of UN Human Rights Council." .....Written NGO statement to the 30th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/30/NGO/60)
Format/size: pdf (255K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: Statement on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar
Date of publication: 08 June 2015
Description/subject: "Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development takes this opportunity of the twenty-ninth session of the Human Rights Council to welcome the combined efforts of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar and of the Special Envoy for Myanmar. In its Resolution 28/9 (A/HRC/28/9)the Council expressed its deep concern over the increase of nationalist-based intolerance towards religious and ethnic minorities. The Council, alongside the international comm unity, urged the Government of Myanmar to publicly condemn such discourse and to take all necessary and appropriate action, in conformity with its international human rights obligations, to combat violence...".....Written NGO statement to the 29th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/29/NGO/72)
Format/size: pdf (115.75K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Extrajudicial killings continue with impunity
Date of publication: 05 June 2015
Description/subject: "1. The Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) would like to bring the realities of extrajudicial killings in Myanmar to the attention of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The government’s claim that the State is in a democratic reform process is belied by the prevailing reality of extrajudicial killings, abuse of power, and impunity in Myanmar.... 2. The Myanmar semi-civilian government, which came to power after decades of Military rule, has failed to prosecute extrajudicial killers who committed numerous such crimes under the umbrella of the Military; and it continues to protect perpetrators of more recent extrajudicial killings. The military in Myanmar has long enjoyed impunity for offences committed against civilians, and despite recent political changes, prosecutions of errant soldiers are extremely rare... 3. The ALRC, along with its sister organization, the Asian Human Rights Commission, has documented numerous cases where the Myanmar police have tortured civilians to death while in custody. Mostly, there is complete impunity. On the few occasions such acts are “punished”, the cases are handled under the Myanmar Police Force Maintenance of Discipline Law and not under criminal law. Furthermore, Executive intervention at all levels of the Judiciary has made court proceedings a time-consuming masquerade that invariably delivers injustice. The ALRC would like to share with Council the following recent cases of extrajudicial killings, abuse of power, and impunity...".....Written NGO statement to the 29th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/29/NGO/44)
Format/size: pdf (196K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: Human Rights and religious freedom in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Description/subject: "The Jubilee Campaign, together with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), seeks to draw the Council’s attention to the domestic human rights and religious freedom situation in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. In so doing, we welcome the recent reports of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, applaud her excellent work and that of her predecessor, and condemn recent appalling attacks by U Wira thu and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on her integrity and good name...".....Written NGO statement to the 28th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jubilee Campaign via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/NGO/128)
Format/size: pdf (187K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Human Rights Council must address the need for stronger safeguards to ensure business respects rights 1
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Description/subject: Summary: "Foreign investment in Myanmar has been increasing since 2012, after political and economic reforms by the Myanmar government led Western States to ease sanctions that had previously been imposed on the country. Such investment can improve the lives of the people of Myanmar. However, Amnesty International and other civil society groups have major concerns that basic legal safeguards are not yet in place to ensure that investment projects – especially large extractive projects – do not infringe on the human rights of persons living in communities in the vicinity. Amnesty International has conducted a detailed investigation into illegality and related serious human rights abuses linked to the Monywa copper mining project.2 These include forced evictions to make way for mining operations; violent repression of protests by Myanmar authorities; and environmental impacts posing a threat to local people’s health and access to safe drinking water. The corporate actors involved, which include Canadian, Chinese, and Myanmar companies, have profited from and in some cases colluded with the Myanmar authorities in these abuses – yet the governments of China, Canada and Myanmar have failed to carry out proper investigations and hold the companies to account. These concerns are not unique to the Monywa project. Amnesty International urges the Human Rights Council to address corporate abuses in any forthcoming resolution on the situation of human rights in Myanmar. The Government of Myanmar should investigate and remedy past abuses at Monywa, and impose stronger legal safeguards to protect people from corporate human rights abuses. The organisation also calls for specific action by the home State governments of companies involved in the Monywa project, and for all governments to require companies entering Myanmar to carry out enhanced human rights due diligence...".....Written NGO statement to the 28th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/NGO/160)
Format/size: pdf (251.7K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Human rights reforms under threat
Date of publication: 27 February 2015
Description/subject: "Myanmar’s backsliding on human rights reforms – only a few months before general elections – underscores the necessity for the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) to adopt a strong resolution on the situation of human rights on the country and to extend the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar...".....Written NGO statement to the 28th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/NGO/163)
Format/size: pdf (202K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check hear for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: The Human Rights Situation in Myanmar
Date of publication: 25 February 2015
Description/subject: "1. Human Rights Now (HRN), a Tokyo- based international human rights organization, welcomes positive human rights developments in Myanmar in 2014, such as the recent attempts by the Myanmar government to increase its cooperation with the international community. It is particularly commendable that the government intensified its cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO) to end forced and child labour, and that the government ratified ILO Convention 182 and signed the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. However, several human rights violations continued to be reported throughout 2014...".....Written NGO statement to the 28th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Now via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/28/NGO/118)
Format/size: pdf (242.5K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check hear for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 15 September 2015


Title: Human rights situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar
Date of publication: 24 February 2015
Description/subject: Written statement submitted by the Society for Threatened Peoples, a non - governmental organization in special consultative status...."Currently, the Myanmar parliament is debating a controversial legislative package called the “Laws on Protection of Race and Religion” which includes the Religion Conv ersion Bill, Interfaith Marriage Bill, Population Control Bill, and the Monogamy Bill. The legislation has been proposed by an extremist Buddhist organization called the Association for the Protection of Race and Religion, which is connected to the nationa list Buddhist monk Wirathu and the 969 Movement. This group of bills is not only violating human rights in several ways but it is also endangering the peace and unity of the country. The Religion Conversion Bill includes restrictions on converting to an other religion especially for those who are wishing to convert from Theravada Buddhism to a minority religion or to atheism. The bill set out a process for applying for official permission to convert from one religion to another, giving Township - level offi cial from various government departments the power to determine whether an applicant has exercised free will in choosing to change religion. Penalties up to two years are foreseen for those who are found to be applying for conversion “with the intent of in sulting or destroying a religion” or “undue influence or pressure...".....Written NGO statement to the 28th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples via United Nations (A/HRC/28/NGO/66)
Format/size: pdf (181K)
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Date of entry/update: 11 March 2015


Title: Rohingya, the story of a people without a homeland*
Date of publication: 25 August 2014
Description/subject: "The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar have continued to suffer from human rights violations under the Burmese junta since 1970s. Over the years thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled to neighbouring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh etc. Even as refugees they have been facing hardships and have suffered persecution by the Thai government. The Burmese Military Forces., waiting to use even the most insignificant occurrence as an excuse to perpetrate violence on Burmese Muslims. At any time, if there's some ethnic disturbance between Muslims and Buddhists/Hindus in any other country, the Burmese Military Forces waste no time going on a murderous spry killing the Muslim minority in Myanmar. If there is the slightest of trouble between Muslims and non-Muslims in Indonesia, it's taken as a pretext to kill Muslims in Myanmar by Buddhist mobs. The destruction of the statues in Bamiyan (Afghanistan), created an immediate excuse to commit violence against Muslims in Myanmar in 2001. The firebrand Buddhist monks demanded a Muslim masjid to be destroyed in retaliation. Mobs of Buddhists led by monks, vandalized Muslim-owned businesses and property in Myanmar, and attacked and killed Muslims in Muslim communities.".....Written NGO statement to the 27th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/27/NGO/5)
Format/size: pdf (33K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 17 September 2015


Title: Situation of the internally displaced Rohingya in Myanmar (written statement)
Date of publication: 26 May 2014
Description/subject: "Society for Threatened Peoples is deeply concerned by the human rights and humanitarian situation of stateless Rohingya in Arakan/Rakhine State, Myanmar and in the neighboring countries. Since June 2012 systematic and pre-planned anti-Muslim attacks have left more than 145,000 Rohingya in camps for internally displaced people (IDPs) and have produced over a million Rohingya refugees. The anti-Islamic rhetoric led by the infamously well-known monk Wirathu and the Buddhist nationalist 969 Movement is fueling religious hatred all over the country. The government of Myanmar, despite the pressure from the international community, not only has done little to ensure and protect the basic rights of the Rohingya religious minority but it is also protecting Wirathu and the 969 Movement. In January, the humanitarian situation in Arakan/Rakhine and the plight of the Rohingya got worse. Du Char Yar Tan a village in Arakan/Rakhine State was attacked and looted by an extremist Buddhist mob. 48 Rohingya were killed and many others injured. The international NGO and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Doctors without Borders (MSF) reported that 22 patients were treated near Du Char Yar Tan village for severe injuries. Despite UN allegations about the incident and international pressure advocating a fair and impartial investigation, the Myanmar government refused to allow for one and proceeded with an internal investigation...".....Written NGO statement to the 26th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples (A /HRC/26/NGO/59)
Format/size: pdf (40K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014


Title: Human Rights Situation in Myanmar
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: Human Rights Now (HRN) welcomes the improvement of human rights situation in Myanmar after the long military regime in Myanmar officially ended in 2011. However, issues and concerns regarding human rights violations continued to be reported. HRN is especially concerned ov er the situation surrounding of ethnic violence and press freedom. It also concerns that the foreign investments and development projects cause negative impact of human rights situation of local people. The first imprisonment of a reporter since the lifting of media restrictions in 2012 has raised questions about press and media law and censorship issue in Myanmar. On November 2013, three-month prison term was given to Yangon- based Eleven Media journalist Naw Khine Khine Aye Cho, also known as Ma Khine, based on charges of defamation, trespass and use of abusive language. International press organizations have argued that the charges are unjustified and too harsh. For example, Reporters Without Borders issued a statement that urged the court “to reexamine the facts of this case when it comes up for appeal and to reach a decision that respects the rights of journalists.” Ma Khine is believed to be the first journalist sentenced to prison under censorship laws since President Sein began his administration...".....Written NGO statement to the 25th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Now (A/HRC/25/NGO/126)
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014


Title: Situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: "At the time when Myanmar is coming out from fifty years of isolation and military rule, the rise of anti-Muslim ideology and violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority is threatening to derail the democratization process and the stability of the same country. Society for threatened Peoples is deeply concerned about the treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s internally displaced camps and about the rise and spread of religious hatred feelings across the country. So far, the government of Myanmar has turned a blind eye on the plight of the Rohingya and rather than intervene and foster a reconciliation process between Buddhists and Muslims it has tolerated and encouraged discrimination and religious fundamentalism...".....Written NGO statement to the 25th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples via United Nations (A/HRC/25/NGO/153)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2015


Title: Situation of the Rohingya in Myanmar (written statement)
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: "At the time when Myanmar is coming out from fifty years of isolation and military rule, the rise of anti-Muslim ideology and violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority is threatening to derail the democratization process and the stability of the same country. Society for threatened Peoples is deeply concerned about the treatment of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar’s internally displaced camps and about the rise and spread of religious hatred feelings across the country. So far, the government of Myanmar has turned a blind eye on the plight of the Rohingya and rather than intervene and foster a reconciliation process between Buddhists and Muslims it has tolerated and encouraged discrimination and religious fundamentalism. In Myanmar, the 969 Movement led by the nationalist monk U. Wirathu is playing a major role in inciting hate and widespread Buddhist anxieties about Muslims, who only make up for 4 per cent of the country's population. Wirathu and the 969 Movement are inciting violence not only with fiery sermons but also by using a systematically discriminate against Muslims: stickers with the 969 logo are worn by supporters or posted on Buddhist-owned shops to encourage Buddhists to conduct business only with other Buddhists. Audio recordings with the voice of Wirathu are played in restaurant and shops all across the country and social media such as facebook and twitter are used to spread hate rhetoric worldwide. Those who buy, speak, befriend or love a Muslim are condemned by the 969 Movement for not having defended their religion against the “imminent” Muslim invasion. The 969 Movement respects the teaching of “ahimsa”, non violence, but believes also that brutality against Muslim people is an act of self-defense and, if it is perpetrated with the pure thoughts of defending Buddhism, helps people to gain karmic merit...".....Written NGO statement to the 25th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples (A /HRC/25/NGO/15)
Format/size: pdf (39K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014


Title: Treatment of ethnic nationalities in Myanmar (written statement)
Date of publication: 04 March 2014
Description/subject: "...We have submitted written statements and made oral ones at many sessions and have been twice invited by the United States Congress to present testimony at hearings. Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP) has also monitored the situation in Myanmar for many years and joins this statement. Last August, IED and AHL called attention to the escalating violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar in a written statement (A/HRC/24/NGO/92) to this body. The intervening months demonstrated the alarming endurance of that disturbing ethnic persecution, with the displacement, b eating, or slaughter of yet more innocents at the hands of predominantly Buddhist mobs. The death count still rising, the international community has shamefully taken little action to pressure the much-trumpeted “democratic” government of Myanmar into getting a grip on this out of control mob-rule. Indeed, the government of Myanmar has openly denied that the violence is even occurring. According to a UN report, on January 9th, eight Rohingya men were killed in the Du Chee Yar Tan village. After a police sergeant was killed in the intervening days, on January 13th, a violent Buddhist mob vengefully slaughtered forty Rohingya men, women, and children. We thank the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay for her strong words on the massacre: “I deplore the loss of life in Du Chee Yar Tan and call on the authorities to carry out a full, prompt and impartial investigation and ensure that victims and their families receive justice... By responding to these incidents quickly and decisively, the Government has an opportunity to show transparency and accountability, which will strengthen democracy and the rule of law in Myanmar..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: IED & MRAP (A/HRC/25/NGO/135 )
Format/size: pdf (44K)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014


Title: The human rights situation in Myanmar and crimes against the Rohingya minority
Date of publication: 10 September 2013
Description/subject: "...Myanmar’s 1982 Citizenship Law has also been widely criticized for discriminating against unlisted minority groups, including the Rohingya. S ome 800,000 Rohingya have been left stateless and increasingly vulnerable to a range of human rights violations. “Institutional reforms also involve providing human rights training for military, security and police personnel, including with regard to appr opriate use of force in dealing with peaceful protests,” the High Commissioner said, urg ing a full investigation into the shooting dead of three Rohingya women earlier this month. The women were killed as they took part in a peaceful demonstration in Rakhine St ate, when police allegedly fired into a crowd of demonstrators in Pa Rein village, Mrauk-U Township..."
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development (A /HRC/24/NGO/126)
Format/size: pdf (46K)
Date of entry/update: 24 July 2014


Title: Treatment of ethnic nationalities in Myanmar *
Date of publication: 06 September 2013
Description/subject: "International Educational Development, Inc. (IED) and the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers (AHL) have monitored the situation in Myanm ar for 23 years.1 We have submitted written statements and made oral ones at many sessions and have been twice invited by the United States Congress to present testimony at hearings. In our statement for the UN Human Rights Council’s 22nd session, we called attention to the ethnic conflict between the national government and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) which had extended well beyond the time of the national government’s assurances to the international community that a lasting peace was a priority and surely well at hand. In spite of a visible peace agreement between the gove rnment and the KIA in late May, in recent days alleged government-backed militias have attacked KIA installations. According to The Irrawaddy, a government-backed militia called the Kachin Bor der Guard Force attacked Kachin bases in two towns in the Pangwa region.2 San Aung of the KIA noted, “The Kachin BGF is a militia that is controlled by the government’s armed forces. They have to listen to orders from the government’s force. We think without support from the government’s armed forces, they would not have dare d to fight the KIA...".....Written NGO statement to the 24th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Educational Development via UN Human Rights Council (A /HRC/24/NGO/92)
Format/size: pdf (48K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check here for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 18 September 2015


Title: Situation of the Rohingya people and other minorities in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Date of publication: 24 May 2013
Description/subject: "Society for Threatened Peoples expresses its concern regarding the situation of the Rohingya people and other Muslim minorities in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. After decades of discriminations, the Rohingyas have been subject to unacceptable persecutions since June 2012. The latest unrests showed that ethnic violence is turning into anti-Muslim violence, targeting Muslims not only in western Rakhine State, but also in central and southern Myanmar. Along with anti-Muslim hostilities, confrontations are still going on in the Kachin state and the Shan state...".....Written NGO statement to the 23th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples via United Nations (A/HRC/23/NGO/82)
Format/size: pdf (36K)
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Date of entry/update: 19 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Official report on Rakhine State conflict gravely flawed
Date of publication: 17 May 2013
Description/subject: "Following the communal violence that wracked the western parts of Myanmar near the border of Bangladesh in 2012, the country’s president established a commission of inquiry comprising of retired public servants, religious figures, politicians, academics and members of civil society. The commission handed down its findings on 22 April 2013. Despite high expectations, the 119-page report is gravely flawed. Although it contains a few useful recommendations and observations, to which the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar alluded in a press release of 1 M ay 2013, the commission’s positive contributions are outweighed by a range of omission s and misrepresentations and by an us- versus-them mentality that pervades the document...".....Written NGO statement to the 23th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/23/NGO/41)
Format/size: pdf (53K)
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Date of entry/update: 19 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Police who attacked peaceful protestors must be prosecuted
Date of publication: 17 May 2013
Description/subject: " The struggle of farmers and their allies in the Letpadaung Hills of central Myanmar against the expansion of a copper mining operation under a military-owned holding company and a partner company from China obtained international attention when in the early morning hours of 29 November 2012 paramilitary police launched a night time attack on encamped protestors. The attack received interna tional media coverage because the police fired white phosphorous into the protest cam ps that caused extensive burns to protestors, the majority of them Buddhist monks who had joined villagers in resistance to the mine project...".....Written NGO statement to the 23th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/23/NGO/40)
Format/size: pdf (51K)
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Date of entry/update: 19 September 2015


Title: The human rights situation in Myanmar and crimes against Rohingya people
Date of publication: 16 May 2013
Description/subject: "Human rights in Myanmar under its military government have long been regarded as among the worst in the world. International human rights organizations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have repeatedly documented and condemned widespread human rights violations in Myanmar. The Freedom in the World 2011 report by Freedom House notes that "The military junta has... suppressed nearly all basic rights; and committed human rights abuses with impunity...".....Written NGO statement to the 23th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/23/NGO/10)
Format/size: pdf (79K)
Alternate URLs: http://ap.ohchr.org/documents/dpage_e.aspx?c=125&su=129 (check for new documents)
Date of entry/update: 19 September 2015


Title: Statement on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar
Date of publication: 27 April 2013
Description/subject: "Today the world of Islam is faced with a huge volume of opposition against Islamic culture and beliefs, which has become known as Islamophobia. Islamophobia in today's world is not necessarily is not a phenomenon associated to the subject of religion, but on the contrary it’s a pur poseful attack against human rights and peace. Our evidence is the purposeful and organized incitements, destruction of religious sites, and killing of Muslims around the world thro ugh different means which is with the aim of forcing the reaction of Muslim extremists and therefore to conclude that it’s an apparent religious war. The recent tragedies in Mya nmar, Iraq, Syria, Pakistan and Bahrain are some examples of the above which show the conce pts of Islamophobia in its worst forms..."...Written NGO statement to the 23th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/23/NGO/100)
Format/size: pdf (41K)
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Date of entry/update: 18 September 2015


Title: Situation of Rohingya and Kachin in Myanmar
Date of publication: 22 February 2013
Description/subject: "The controversial Citizenship Law of 1982 continues to deny the 800,000 Rohingyas recognition as equal citizens. They suffer from discrimination by state agencies, restrictions on movement, land confiscations, forced labor, marriage; they are only allowed to have marry and have children by asking the authorities. They are denied birth certificates, suffer from illegal taxation and lack adequate medical coverage. In June 2012 violence escalated be tween the Muslim Rohingya and Buddhist Rakhine after a young Buddhist was killed by Muslims on 28 May 2012 and ten Mulim pilgrims were killed by Rakhine as a vengeance on 3 June 2012...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples via United Nations (A/HRC/22/NGO/148)
Format/size: pdf (166K)
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Date of entry/update: 19 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Serious human rights challenges require the sustained attention of the Human Rights Council
Date of publication: 20 February 2013
Description/subject: "The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), in association with Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), Burma Partnership, and the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), urges the United Nations Human Rights Council to remain seized of the serious and on-going human rights abuses occurring in Myanmar. In the past two years, the Myanmar government has undertaken several important steps towards democratic reforms, however, serious human rights violations have continued to take place in an environment of impunity where the rule of law and an independent and impartial justice system are still largely absent. Most pre-existing repressive legislations remain in place with several new laws providing a justification for more restrictions...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/133)
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Title: Overseas aid and investment to Myanmar without principles inhibits democratization and conflict resolution, accelerating human rights violations against ethnic minorities *
Date of publication: 20 February 2013
Description/subject: "Since Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s release in 2010, the human rights situat ion in Myanmar has been changing day by day. Nevertheless, grave concerns remain over the human rights situation in Myanmar, especially in ethnic minority areas. This is in tandem with the increasing trend in Western countries and Japan of increasing investments and official assistance. We express its serious concern that increased investments could accelerate human rights violations and make it difficult to solve the root causes of conflicts in Myanmar...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Human Rights Now via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/108)
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Title: Rohingya : The story of a people without a homeland
Date of publication: 14 February 2013
Description/subject: "The Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar have continued to suffer from human rights violations under the Burmese junta since 1970s. Over the years thousands of Rohingya refugees have fled to neighbouring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Bangladesh etc. Even as refugees they have been facing hardships and have suffered persecution by the Thai government. In February 2009, a group of 5 boats packed with Burmese Rohingya Muslims were taken out and abandoned in the open sea by the Thai army. Four of these boats sank in a storm and one was washed ashore near the Indonesian islands. The few survivors who were rescued by Indonesian authorities told horrific stories of being captured and beaten by the Thai military and then abandoned at open sea...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/48)
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Title: Treatment of ethnic nationalities in Myanmar *
Date of publication: 14 February 2013
Description/subject: "International Educational Development, Inc. (IED) and the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers (AHL) have monitored the situation in Myanmar for 23 years.1 We have submitted written statements and made oral ones at many sessions and have been twice invited by the United States Congress to present testimony at hearings. The past year has been transformative for Myanmar. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, democratic champion of the ethnic Burmese, was elected to the parliament, an event symbolic of the significant democratic gains in the structure of the government of Myanmar. The National League for Democracy (NLD) is now the leading opposition party within the government, and while the Union Solidarity and Development Party still hold an illegitimately inflated representative majority in the parliament, the mere fact that the NLD has gained such a significant foothold is a positive sign of democratization...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Educational Development, Inc. via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/60)
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Title: Myanmar: Savage torture in ordinary criminal cases
Date of publication: 13 February 2013
Description/subject: "One misconception about the use of torture in Myanmar is that it has been a form of human rights abuse most commonly associated with the cases of political prisoners, and therefore in the current period we should expect the incidence of torture to diminish as political conditions change. This misconception is in part because of the heavy concentration of human rights documentation on Myanmar over the years on political detainees, to the omission of ordinary criminal detainees. However, the Asian Legal Resource Centre has long brought to the attention of the Human Rights Council and its predecessor that torture in Myanmar is not confined to any particular type of case but rather is systemic and ongoing. Furthermore, the types of torture practiced in ordinary criminal cases in Myanmar are not mere slapping and beating, which people in the country take for granted when they are detained by police or ot her officials, but are also extremely savage and highly professional..."......Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/41)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: Targeting and torturing public enemies through the unlawful associations act in Myanmar
Date of publication: 13 February 2013
Description/subject: "In January 2013, the Asian Legal Resource Centre released a special dossier of 36 cases brought by personnel of the Myanmar armed forces and police under the 1908 Unlawful Associations Act, against people accused of contact with the Kachin Independence Army, which since 2011 has resumed armed combat with government forces in the north of the country. The cases were researched and compiled in 2012 by independent human rights defenders in Myanmar. Most of the contents of the dossier are testimonies of persons affected by the use of the Unlawful Associations Act, especially the mothers and wives of detainees. This submission begins with some of their testimonies, followed by the ALRC's analysis...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/42)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: Myanmar: The death of Phyo Wai Aung: Myanmar's brutal institutions claim another victim
Date of publication: 13 February 2013
Description/subject: "1. At the twentieth session of the Human Rights Council, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) drew the attention of delegates—not for the first time—to the case of Phyo Wai Aung, a young man falsely convicted of involvement in a bombing attack during 2010 that killed 10 people and injured scores. The ALRC made a special appeal for the release of Phyo Wai Aung on grounds of ill health to which the Centre and other human rights defenders had been pointing for the last couple of years. For want of medical treatment and due to torture and other forms of systemic abuse while in custody, cancer was spreading throughout the young man's body. The Government of Myanmar had hitherto ignored these requests. With the concerted effort of concerned persons and groups at home and abroad, including the joint intervention of the Special Rapporteurs on human rights in Myanmar, on the independence of judges and lawyers, and on the right to health, the President of Myanmar on 3 August 2012 issued a clemency order releasing Phyo Wai Aung from custody. The young man was reunited with his family; however, he spent most of his last days in hospital, where the treatment for his condition came too little, too late. When directors of the ALRC visited him in December, he was paralysed from the waist down, since the cancer had spread to his spinal cord. Although he was still optimistic for the future, he passed away on 4 January 2013...".....Written NGO statement to the 22th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/22/NGO/43)
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Date of entry/update: 19 September 2015


Title: Dismal human rights situation of Rohingya in Myanmar
Date of publication: 07 September 2012
Description/subject: "Despite all the applause for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi‟s recent trip to Europe and the reforms of the incumbent president of Myanmar, U Thein Sein, the situation of the systematically persecuted Muslim minority of the Rohingya remains grave. In the recent outbreaks of violence in May/June 2012, following the rape -murder of the Buddhist woman Thidar Htwe on May 28th 2012, at least 62 persons have been killed, leaving 32,000 people displaced and arou nd 100,000 have tried to flee the violent conflict between the Buddhist Rakhine and the Muslim Rohingya. There are numerous claims and reports of Rohingya being killed, tortured and raped, and their property looted by the security forces and the Buddhist citizens that has resulted in around 600 deaths, which could not be verified due to the absence of an independent media. However, this tragedy is not an isolated case but just the tip of the iceberg that constitutes a much deeper problem: the ongoing, decade-old persecution and discrimination of the Rohingya and the deeply rooted racism in the Burmese society...".....Written NGO statement to the 21th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Society for Threatened Peoples via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/21/NGO/97)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: Slaughter of Muslims in Myanmar
Date of publication: 04 September 2012
Description/subject: "In June 2012, hundreds Burmese Muslims have been butchered, and many more injured and made homeless in Myanmar as a result religious intolerance by the Buddhist majority. The military government, far from trying to resolve the problem and protect the minority, has been silently conniving with the rioters by creating greater hardships for the Muslim minority. The reason of this June 2012 riot is unknown except for the periodical outbursts of the Myanmar Military Forces to show their might and vent their anger on the helpless minority. It is commonly accepted that the June 2012 massacre of Burmese Muslims was intentionally orchestrated by the rioters in collaboration with the government. Yet the world, including the UN, is conveniently silent. Aung San Suu Kyi, is very prompt at accusing the Myanmar military of human rights violations when she is under house arrest. But she finds nothing wrong when the military helps the Buddhist mobs to murder the in nocent Muslim minority of her country...".....Written NGO statement to the 21th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Maarij Foundation for Peace and Development via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/21/NGO/03)
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Title: Grave situation of Rohingya in Rakhine State, Myanmar and Bangladesh's refoulement of refugees **
Date of publication: 03 September 2012
Description/subject: "This statement on the situation of stateless Rohingya in Myanmar and Bangladesh represents the views of Minority Rights Group (MRG) and partner organisations, the Equal Rights Trust (ERT) and The Cordoba Foundation (TCF). The Rohingya are an ethnic, religious (Muslim) and linguistic minority in Myanmar. Approximately one million Rohingya live today in Rakhine state of Myanmar, of which over 700,000 are concentrated in the northern region of the state. The 1982 Citizenship Law of Myanmar stripped them of nationality, making them stateless.1 This law has been the legal basis for systematic arbitrary and discriminatory treatment against the Rohingya community. Their human rights and freedoms have been routinely violated and eroded through a series of draconian policies, arbitrary taxes and controls. Notably, Rohingya do not have the freedom to move within Myanmar, those who leave Myanmar are denied the right to return and face long-term imprisonment if captured upon re-entry, and severe controls are placed on Rohingya marriages.2 The Myanmar security forces have a long history of discrimination and systematic human rights abuses against the Rohingya including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and detention, restriction of movement, and forced labour.3...".....Written NGO statement to the 21th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Minority Rights Group via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/21/NGO/47)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: Justice trade obstructing human rights in Myanmar
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: "The Asian Legal Resource Centre has in numerous previous written statements submitted to the Human Rights Council and to its predecessor described how the politicization and decrepitude of Myanmar's courts, policing and prosecution agencies are major obstacles to the enjoyment of basic human rights in the country. In the last year, as political conditions have begun to change, many organizations and concerned individuals have in turn begun to appreciate the extent to which the country's justice system is indeed a heavy barrier to the realization of human rights. In particular, many people have begun to take seriously calls to study and develop responses to the pervasive corruption in the system. Meanwhile, public debate about corruption has steadily increased...".....Written NGO statement to the 20th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/20/NGO/32)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: Myanmar at risk of land-grabbing epidemic
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: "In a written statement during its September 2011 session, the Asian Legal Resource Centre alerted the Human Rights Council to the dangers posed to the rights of people in Myanmar by the convergence of military, business and administrative interests in new projects aimed at displacing cultivators and residents from their farms and homes. At that time, the Centre wrote that whereas seizure of land has long been practiced in Myanmar, in recent years its dynamics have changed, from direct seizure by army units and government departments, to seizure by army-owned companies, joint ventures and other economically and politically powerful operations with connections to the military. The ALRC cited details of two cases which it had followed closely: the encroachment onto land of farmers in Kanma Township of Magway Region, followed by the attack upon and prosecution of a number of those who resisted the encroachment; and, and an attempt to demolish an historic Muslim cemetery in Mandalay to make the land available for commercial use...".....Written NGO statement to the 20th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/20/NGO/33)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: To rture, forced confession and a death sentence in Myanmar: the case of Phyo Wai Aung
Date of publication: 11 June 2012
Description/subject: "On 8 May 2012, a judge in Yangon sentenced young engineer Phyo Wai Aung to death for his alleged involvement in a bombing attack in 2010 that killed 10 people and injured scores. His trial began on 30 June 2010, when Myanmar was still under a military junta. Since then, many important social and political changes have occurred in Myanmar; however, the manner in which this case has been conducted and its outcome speak to the continued political control of the judiciary, and continued authoritarian tendencies in institutions of justice in Myanmar that enable officials to use the courts to persecute rather than protect citizens...".....Written NGO statement to the 20th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/20/NGO/34)
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Date of entry/update: 20 September 2015


Title: The serious human rights situation in Myanmar requires the Human Rights Council’s continued attention
Date of publication: 28 February 2012
Description/subject: "Over the past year, Myanmar’s human rights situation has improved notably in some respects but has significantly worsened in others. Freedoms of assembly and expression remain restricted; there still are hundreds of political prisoners and many prisoners of conscience. In several ethnic minority areas the army continues to commit violations of international human rights and humanitarian law against civilians, including acts that may constitute crimes against humanity or war crimes...".....Written NGO statement to the 19th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Amnesty International via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/19/NGO/139)
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Date of entry/update: 21 September 2015


Title: The situation in Myanmar **
Date of publication: 27 February 2012
Description/subject: "International Educational Development, Inc. (IED) and the Association of Humanitarian Lawyers (AHL) have monitored the situation in Myanmar for 23 years.1 We have submitted written statements and made oral ones at many sessions and have been twice invited by the United States Congress to present testimony at hearings. While IED/HLP have been gratified in recent months by the seeming shift towards democratic reform in Myanmar, we strongly encourage the UN Human Rights Council, its member states, and other actors in the international community to proceed with cautious hope rather than unbridled enthusiasm and haste. The ostensibly positive changes seen in this long-suffering country and its historically repressive governments are occurring in rapid succession and the international community needs to approach developments with immense care. We fear actions by numerous entities on the international stage are cultivating an atmosphere of permissibility when it comes to the new “civilian” government‟s continued human rights violations and crimes against humanity occurring in its conflicts with ethnic nationalities...".....Written NGO statement to the 19th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: International Educational Development, Inc. via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/19/NGO/37)
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Date of entry/update: 21 September 2015


Title: Human rights and reli gious freedom in Myanmar **
Date of publication: 12 September 2011
Description/subject: "The Jubilee Campaign, together with Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW), seeks to draw the Council’s attention to the domestic human rights and religious freedom situation in Myanmar. Despite repeated calls for change there has been little evidence for progress in Myanmar which continues to be one of the foremost violators of human rights in the world. Since the elections in 2010 there has been a significant increase in the scale and severity of human rights violations, which include the systematic use of rape as a weapon of war, torture, forced labour, forced conscription of child soldiers, and extrajudicial killings. The Jubilee Campaign joins the UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in Myanmar in calling for a Commission of Inquiry into these crimes which amount to crimes against humanity and war crimes...".....Written NGO statement to the 18th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Jubilee Campaign via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/18/NGO/69)
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Date of entry/update: 21 September 2015


Title: From blinkered to enlightened despotism: Human rights in Myanmar under new government
Date of publication: 09 September 2011
Description/subject: "Over a number of years, the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC) has stressed to the Human Rights Council that the grave human rights problems in Myanmar need to be understood as problems arising from a profound disconnect between the member state and the human rights standards of the international community. These problems are not ones that can be addressed by tinkering at the edges, making some technical reforms, or through a process of incremental administrative change of the sort advocated by some experts. Although such activities will obviously effect some change, and perhaps result in successful outcomes in individual cases, unless they touch on the underlying problem of the gap between the norms-based language and activities of the global human rights movement and the norm-less reality of a member state, from a human rights perspective they will not amount to much...".....Written NGO statement to the 18th Session of UN Human Rights Council.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Asian Legal Resource Centre via UN Human Rights Council (A/HRC/18/NGO/33)
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Date of entry/update: 21 September 2015