The Kachin community is adamant that it will continue to pursue justice in the case of two volunteer Kachin teachers who were raped and murdered in 2015.
An estimated 250,000 migrant domestic workers in Singapore are "highly susceptible" to forced labor due to a lack of legal protections and the isolated nature of their work.
Some 31,000 Myanmar refugees in Mae La camp on the Thai side of the border are stuck in limbo without freedom of movement or permission to work.
Bangladesh border police vow tighter security as rights groups slam Indian crackdown
Lawmakers, activists and ethnic representatives hope for progress in 2019, but the events of recent years temper their expectations with caution
Many of ex-spy chief Gen. Khin Nyunt’s victims have forgiven him; by lavishing him with respect, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein goes too far.
Secretary of State Pompeo cites military’s actions against Rohingya, Kachin and others as Myanmar remains among ‘Countries of Particular Concern’
Burma Campaign UK says companies including Facebook and Western Union are helping military violate human rights, destroy environment
Workers at Top Glove factories often work a 12-hour shift and clock 90 to 120 hours of overtime a month, while Malaysian laws limit overtime to 104 hours per month.
On the 70th anniversary of International Human Rights Day, advocates said Myanmar's rights record was deteriorating.
As communities around the world hold events to mark Human Rights Day, The Irrawaddy revisits an article about the ill-fated student uprising of 1991 known as 10-D.
Amid mounting pressure from the international community, refusing to quash the unjust verdict of the three Kachin activists is wrong, writes analyst Joe Kumbun.
The sentencing has been condemned as a blow to democracy, freedom of expression and human rights by local and international groups.
Existing legislation fails to protect against child or forced marriage in the name of tradition, rights advocates say
Ethnic affairs reporter Lawi Weng writes that the RCSS have their sights set on moving north for improved border trade, a stronger armed force and, preferably, no TLNA rivalry.