London, 10 June 2015
On 23 May 2015, the Law for Health Care Relating to Control of Population Growth (The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Law 28/2015), which allows authorities the power to implement "birth spacing", was signed by President Thein Sein. The Law is one of four pieces of legislation that together make up the “Protection of Race and Religion Laws”, a package of bills reported to have been driven by nationalist Buddhist monks with an anti-Muslim agenda. The law permits the government to control population growth in certain areas by limiting how often women may have children. It has been widely condemned both for violating women’s rights and for its potential to be used as a tool for ethnic and religious discrimination against communities like the Rohingya.
London, 22 November 2012
The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) and the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy cordially invite you to a panel discussion titled “Democratisation, Securitisation and Human Rights in Burma: Where do the Rohingya fit in?” on Friday 30 November at 6pm – Room B102, Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Russell Square. The discussion will focus on the present crisis faced by Rohingya in Burma, and future prospects for this stateless community in the country. The panellists will look at this issue in the context of a Burma that is haltingly moving towards democracy but still unable to move beyond the long shadow of its authoritarian regime.
ERT's Emergency Report on urgent action essential to protect Muslims in Myanmar, November 2012
ERT's letter to U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, expressing concern regarding ongoing violence in Rakhine State.
London, 2 November 2012
The Rohingya of Myanmar have been subject to systematic, state sponsored attacks in Rakhine State, Myanmar, since June this year. The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) has been monitoring the situation and making recommendations since the outset of the violence.
London, 02 July 2012
This is ERT's letter to H.E. U Nay Win, Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the UK, expressing concern regarding the violence in North Rakhine State.
This is ERT's letter to U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, expressing concern regarding the violence in North Rakhine State.