Myanmar's democratic transition has ground to a standstill as authorities seek to silence critics while allowing hate speech, the head of the UN human rights mission said.
Pattern of violations committed by Tatmadaw in Rakhine has been directed at other groups for many years, group says
New standard operating procedures in jails fail to address systemic issues, lingering problems and the suggestions of former political prisoners, writes Bo Kyi.
Fortify Rights launched its report regarding human rights violations against displaced civilians in Kachin State and northern Shan State on Thursday.
US lawmakers called to impose sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for human rights abuses against minority Muslims in China's Xinjiang region.
Army says it has proof they were killed in battle; local residents, aid groups say men were IDPs and were tortured, executed in custody
Military backed party and its allies say establishment of new panel will lead to ‘foreign intervention’
Rights group claims villagers beaten, accused of helping RCSS/SSA; Tatmadaw also allegedly looted livestock
Gender Equality Network vows to support the victims, who worked for one of its member organizations
As Myanmar prepares to mark the 71st anniversary of Martyrs’ Day, The Irrawaddy memorializes a number of people who committed their lives to causes for the good of the country.
“By understanding human rights, we hope that students - our future leaders - will protect the rights of others,” said Ko Aung Myo Kyaw.
With UN General Assembly looming, calls for sanctions are likely to continue, many local experts and politicians believe.
From detention centers in Libya to porous borders in Myanmar, women and girls are increasingly being targeted and trapped by traffickers using a variety of tactics.
Allowing UN special envoy to set up office in Naypyitaw shows government’s willingness to work with international community.
Caterpillar, Komatsu, Volvo fail to ensure machinery used responsibly in sector notorious for land grabbing, environmental problems, Swedish report claims.