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Burma's Environment: People, Problems, Policies now available in Burmese!
Thursday, 15 March 2012 17:29
ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ သဘာ၀ပတ္၀န္းက်င္- ျပည္သူလူထု၊ ျပႆနာမ်ား၊ မူ၀ါဒမ်ား။
ရရွိႏိုင္ေသာအစားထိုးစရာမ်ား ဗီြဒီယို
Friday, 04 November 2011 15:14


1. Introduction

2. ေျမလွန္ပစ္ျခင္း ဒီေရေတာမ်ားဖ်က္ဆီးပစ္ျခင္းႏွင့္ ေဒသခံကမ္း႐ိုးတမ္းလူမႈအသိုက္အဝန္းမ်ားအေပၚ သက္ေရာက္မႈမ်ား

3. တ႐ုတ္ေရနံရွာေဖြတူးေဖာ္ျခင္း၏ ၿခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈကို ခံေနရေသာ မိ႐ိုးဖလာေရနံတြင္းတူးသူမ်ား အာရ္ရကန္ေရနံေစာင့္ၾကည့္ေလ့ေလာေရးအဖြဲ႕

4. ကခ်င္ျပည္နယ္ ကခ်င္႐ိုးရာတိုင္းရင္းေဆးလုပ္ငန္းအစီအစဥ္ သဘာ၀ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ထိန္းသိမ္းျခင္းႏွင့္ ဝင္ေငြဖန္တည္းျခင္းအတြက္အခြင့္အလမ္းမ်ားဖန္တည္းျခင္း

5. ဟူးေကာင္းခ်ိဳင့္ဝွမ္း က်ားထိန္းသိမ္းေရး နယ္ေျမရွိ ကခ်င္လူမ်ိဳးမ်ား၏ အခန္းက႑

6. ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရး ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ရွိ ဌာေနတိုင္းရင္းသားအသိအျမင္မ်ားႏွင့္ အသက္ေမြးဝမ္းေက်ာင္းမႈမ်ား - ရပ္႐ြာက ထိန္းသိမ္းထားေသာ ေနရာမ်ားကို အထူးျပဳေလ့လာျခင္း

7. ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ေျမာက္ပိုင္းတြင္ ျဖစ္ပြားေနေသာ စားနပ္ရိကၡာလုံၿခဳံမႈအေပၚၿခိမ္းေျခာက္မႈမ်ားႏွင့္ ေဒသဆိုင္ရာ ေျဖရွင္းနည္းမ်ား

8. ပဲခူးတိုင္း၊ ေ႐ႊက်င္ၿမိဳ႕နယ္ ေ႐ႊတူးေဖာ္ျခင္းလုပ္ငန္း

9. ရွမ္းျပည္နယ္ ေရျမႇဳပ္ပစ္ျခင္း တာဆန္းဆည္ႏွင့္ နယ္ေျမေဒသတြင္းရွိ ရွမ္းေက်း႐ြာမ်ားႏွင့္ သဘာ၀ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္အေပၚ ၎၏႐ိုက္ခတ္ခ်က္မ်ား

10. ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ကာကြယ္ေစာင့္ေရွာက္ေရး ကရင္ျပည္နယ္ရွိ ဌာေနတိုင္းရင္းသားအသိအျမင္မ်ားႏွင့္ အသက္ေမြးဝမ္းေက်ာင္းမႈမ်ား - ရပ္႐ြာက ထိန္းသိမ္းထားေသာ ေနရာမ်ားကို အထူးျပဳေလ့လာျခင္း and credits

BEWG Report Launch Successful -> Burma's Environment: People, Problems, Policies
Monday, 25 July 2011 07:07

Download People, Problems, Policies

Full Burmese version (4 M) |  Text Only Burmese Version (1 M)

Full English version (4.3M) |  Text Only English Version (700k)

Burmese: Executive Summary (65k) |  Press Release (75k)

English: Executive Summary (17k) | Press Release (75k)

Thai: Press Release (75k)

Launch Presentations: Paul Sein Twa (KESAN)Naw La (KDNG)

NEW!  Update November 2012:  BEWG Member Activities (120k)

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Publication Disclaimer: The list on the page 15 is intended as a list of peoples living in Burma. BEWG as a collective does not take a stand on which of these groups are indigenous or ethnic  or simply part of the population living in Burma right now.

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana
Bangkok, 23 May 2011  (Download Statement as PDF)

This is the final day of my mission to Thailand which began on 16 May 2011. I visited Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Bangkok this time in my efforts to gather information about the situation inside Myanmar where I have not been able to visit. This information is important for preparation of my next report to the UN General Assembly later this year. I met with various stakeholders including civil society and community based organizations, experts, UN officials, and diplomats. I also met with the Foreign Minister of Thailand and Myanmar’s Ambassador to Thailand. I spoke with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi by telephone.

The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution shortly after I presented my last report this March that asked me: “to provide an assessment of any progress made by the Government in relation to its stated intention to transition to a democracy to the General Assembly.”

My findings from this mission are that the situation of ethnic minority groups in the border areas presents serious limitations to the Government’s intention to transition to democracy.

Violence continues in many of these areas. Systematic militarization contributes to human rights abuses. These abuses include land confiscation, forced labor, internal displacement, extrajudicial killings and sexual violence. They are widespread, they continue today, and they remain essentially unaddressed by the authorities.

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Housing, Land and Property Rights and Development Briefing Paper for UN Special Procedures, Geneva offices Jan 2011 (BEWG Submission)
Sunday, 06 March 2011 13:23

Housing, Land and Property Rights:  (Download Full Statement with Map ~1.8M) (Download Text Only ~.1M)

The Burmese government (SPDC) wields extraordinary power over Burma’s population, housing, land and property (HLP) through constitutionally guaranteed state ownership of “all lands, and all natural resources above and below the ground, above and beneath the water and in the atmosphere”1.2 In predominantly ethnic and contested areas of Burma, State sanctioned development projects pursued through militarization; foreign direct investment; unilateral government action without impact assessment, local stakeholder consultation or independent monitoring; and land and resource expropriation provide the SPDC with even further HLP control. Authoritarian and economically driven government control 3 of HLP comes at the expense of HLP rights for individuals and communities and results in human rights abuses and the direct contravention of Burma’s international treaty obligations.

Burma Forum on the Universal Periodic Review (BF-UPR)
Thursday, 27 January 2011 11:47

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 27 JANUARY 2011     Download PDF of this press release.

Universal Periodic Review of Burma: Total denial in the face of widespread and systematic human rights violations

Assistance Association for Political Prisoners Burma (AAPP-B), Arakan Rivers Network (ARN), Burma Fund UN Office, Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC), Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO), Emergency Act Team vs Backpack Health Worker Team, Federation of Trade Unions of Burma (FTUB), Foundation for Education and Development (FED), Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB), Human Rights Foundation of Mon Land (HURFOM), Kachin Women’s Organization Thailand (KWAT), Kaladan Press Bangladesh, Shwe Gas Movement, Women and Child Rights Project (WCRP)

[Geneva, Switzerland] Today, the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva examined Burma's human rights record as part of its first Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Burma’s ruling military regime sent a large delegation to Geneva, led by Deputy Attorney General Dr. Tun Shin, who categorically denied state-orchestrated widespread, systematic and persistent human rights violations against the people of Burma.

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