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.
Chinese Ambassador says China's efforts to combat international terrorism are held to a double standard, comparing Chinese actions in Xinjiang to US troops battling ISIS.
Reports of forced labor at a shelter sparked fresh fears that India’s anti-trafficking bill could lead to consenting sex workers being locked up and treated like victims.
Countries must hit China with sanctions over the mass detention of ethnic Uighurs in its western Xinjiang region, hundreds of scholars say.
The U.S. vice president’s lecture on democracy lacked credibility, but the State Counselor may have missed an opportunity to enlist more help from Washington.
Photographs spurred a Canadian composer to create a music album and invite string quartets around the world to perform to draw attention to the violence activists face.
Unless laws are complied with, clothing companies working at eradicating labor exploitation may be undercut by others profiting from cheap labor.
Rights groups urge gov’t to scrap Vacant Land Law, which they say leaves IDPs and ethnic landholders particularly vulnerable.
Amnesty International has withdrawn its most prestigious human rights prize from Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing the Myanmar leader of perpetuating human rights abuses.
Police mistook Ko Aung Soe Htike, a travel company director, for a thief who was captured on CCTV stealing a phone and detained and beat him without explaining their motives.
Facebook said a human rights report it commissioned on its presence in Myanmar showed it had not done enough to prevent its social network from being used to incite violence.