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The Myanmar National Human Rights Commission Has Failed as a Victims’ Advocate By pressuring victims of abuse to negotiate financial settlements rather than push for legal action, the MNHRC fails to protect the fundamental rights of Burma’s

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Burmese citizens wish the new administration considerable success, following a sluggish first 100 days.

Commentary
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Critics of Burma’s military generals understand that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s US visit will bring business, wealth and amnesty to many powerful people who

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Removing Burmese tycoons from the US sanctions list doesn’t necessarily mean they are clean, writes The Irrawaddy’s founding editor Aung Zaw.

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Washington Conference Foreshadows Lifting of Sanctions Activists following the event decry a lack of concern for issues they feel should have taken precedence over an accelerated economic agenda. 

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Even if the popular State Counselor were in Kofi Annan’s position and visited Arakan State—speaking openly about what she saw—it is likely that she would

contributor
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Burma: The Next Great Land Tenure Reform Story? Countries that have achieved development success made reforms that put land ownership or long-term land rights into the hands of small farmers. Can Burma go

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During Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the US this month experts called on policymakers to reestablish cooperation between the US military and the

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The US should keep targeted sanctions in place while providing a constructive pathway forward to eliminate remaining sanctions as Burma continues its process of democratic

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Rights and Wrongs, Rangoon 2016