Myanmar


UN To Probe Myanmar For Rohingya Human Rights Violations

In response to alleged abuses from Myanmar military officials against the minority, the Rohingya Muslims, the UN has decided to launch investigations to hold the abusers accountable. Rohingya Muslims have been fleeing into neighbouring Bangladesh in response to the attacks, which is creating a significant refugee problem in the area. […]


UN Launches International Investigation Into Allegations Of Ethnic Cleansing In Myanmar

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a resolution warranting an international fact-finding mission to investigate allegations of killings, rape, and torture of the Rohingya people by Myanmar’s military and security forces in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state. The UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution brought by the European […]


Investigating The Inhumane Treatment Of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims

The UN Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on Myanmar, agreeing to launch an international investigation into alleged rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. The 47-member human rights body will send a team of experts to Rakhine State, where most of Myanmar’s Muslims live, to investigate a military operation carried […]


Pakistan Holds Female Lawmakers Conference, Hopes To Bring Gender Equality And Democracy

Pakistan hosted a three-day conference in which female lawmakers from 12 nations focused on the role of women within democracy. The theme for the conference was, “the role of women parliamentarians in strengthening democracy and social justice.” It included lawmakers from Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Australia, Romania, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, […]


Thousands Flee Into China As Minorities Attack Army In Myanmar

According to government officials in Beijing, more than 20,000 people from Northern Myanmar have fled to neighboring China in recent months, seeking refuge from deadly fighting between ethnic groups and the army. The latest clashes have been in Shan, a Northeastern state, which has seen repeated bouts of fighting between […]


Rohingya Persecution Escalates As Rest Of The World Takes A Back Seat

For decades, the Rohingya people have been victims of brutal attacks, however, a recent report published by the United Nations Human Rights High Office, has revealed that violence and discrimination against the ethnic minority group has reached an all-time high. Since October 2016, when the military enforced a crackdown in […]


Sea Slaves: The Violation Of Human Rights Within The Fishing Industry In Southeast Asia

In March 2015, after 18 months of investigation, Associated Press (AP) journalists first traced the seafood available in supermarkets across the world to the abusive practices of human trafficking and slavery within the fishing industry in Southeast Asia. The Associated Press reported that “this intricate web of connections separates the […]