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.
Trapped in "prison-like" tents in Bangladesh's refugee camps because of fears they will be trafficked or harassed, Rohingya girls dream of going to school, aid agencies say.
The US withdrew from a "hypocritical and self-serving" UN Human Rights Council over what it called chronic bias against Israel and a lack of reform.
Activists hope video conferencing could boost convictions in trafficking cases.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.