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Aung San Suu Kyi Must Not Let Politics Get in the Way of Human Rights

Hanna Hindstrom | Posted 11.10.2016 | Home
Hanna Hindstrom

YANGON, Myanmar -- If Suu Kyi's ascent is perceived as too threatening, there is greater risk that the military will continue to exploit anti-Muslim hostility in order to destabilize the post-election climate. And despite her numerous pro-democracy accolades, Suu Kyi has refused to speak in defense of the Rohingya Muslims and recently warned foreign media not to "exaggerate" their plight.

Think Burma Is a Democracy Now? Think Again.

Mark Farmaner | Posted 11.09.2016 | Home
Mark Farmaner

Burma now has a hybrid system of military rule and democracy. It's democracy on a leash. The victims of human rights abuses can't wait for a hoped slow transition. They need genuine democracy, and they need it now. For them it is, quite literally, a matter of life and death. It isn't time to celebrate yet.

Burmese Army and Armed Groups Still Recruiting Children

Jake Scobey-Thal | Posted 04.08.2013 | Home
Jake Scobey-Thal

While the Tatmadaw and many non-state armed groups have official policies of non-enlistment of children, insufficient recruitment safeguards and accountability measures have limited the efficacy of such policies.