KWAT is very concerned at the recent escalation of attacks by the Burma Army in southern Kachin and northern Shan State, which have caused fresh displacement and suffering. These systematic operations to seize control of key trade routes and economic zones along the China-Burma border throw strong doubt on the government’s sincerity towards the peace process.
The Women’s League of Burma welcomes a new report by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that calls for Burma’s government to investigate crimes of sexual violence, and highlights the need for constitutional reform to bring the military in Burma under civilian oversight.
New report by Network for Human Rights Documentation-Burma details continuing human rights violations by Burmese military against its citizens
ND-Burma has published its second periodic report covering the second period of 2013 and focuses on 106 documented cases of human rights violations in Burma from July to December 2013. There are many serious human rights violations addressed and highlighted in this report; torture, extra-judicial killing, illegal arrests and detentions, arbitrary taxation, property crime, forced labor, trafficking, forced displacement and rape.