Transnational Institute researcher Renaud Cachia said all three governments have tried and failed to tackle the problem with increasingly punitive and repressive measures.
Nang Pu, who was imprisoned for defamation of the military for taking part in a peaceful protest last April, had her sentence reduced from six months to four.
In more than 50 countries it is a crime for a husband to rape his wife, but this is not the case in most of Asia, where campaigners are pushing for legal reform.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
A look at those articles of the Constitution the NLD is most likely to target for amendment first—and why.
The attendance of an estimated 2,000 people at Thakin Mya Park was a sign of change in a predominantly Buddhist country where traditionalism is strong and homosexuality is a crime.
China announced it was investigating Canadian businessman Michael Spavor on Thursday, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in an escalating diplomatic row.
Athan founder Maung Saung Kha has won the Human Rights Tulip award from the Netherlands, becoming the first person bestowed with the honor in the country.
Exercising freedom of expression is not a crime in a democratic society, yet it is in Myanmar.
The ethnic armed group accused Nang Mo Hom of informing on two TNLA fighters who were extorting money from businesses in northern Shan State.
The amendment to the Penal Code proposes a child rape victim age limit of 12 years old, while activists believe it should include older victims too.
After the unprecedented intervention of President U Win Myint and arrests of six top officials for corruption, the murder case will resume at Yangon Eastern District Court.
The Sittwe District Court ruled that prominent Arakanese politician Dr. Aye Maung and author Wai Hin Aung be prosecuted for high treason and defamation of the State.
New standard operating procedures in jails fail to address systemic issues, lingering problems and the suggestions of former political prisoners, writes Bo Kyi.
Local and foreign activists, lawyers, media experts and embassies react to the jailing on Monday of two Reuters journalists for reporting on military activities in Rakhine State.