Myanmar

Equal Rights Trust and Partners Focus on Protecting Stateless Rohingya at UNHCR NGO Consultations

London, 29 June 2015
 
The May 2015 tragedy that unfolded as thousands of Rohingya were left stranded at sea, alongside discoveries of trafficking camps and mass graves in Thailand and Malaysia, is the latest chapter in a decades-long saga of acute abuse and limited protection experienced by Rohingya.

Myanmar Enacts Discriminatory Population Control Law, Further Threatening the Rohingya

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.

Seventy Six Civil Society Organisations Call for Greater Protection of Rohingya

London, 24 June 2013
 
Today, the Equal Rights Trust and 75 other civil society organisations issued a joint statement calling for an end to on-going human rights and humanitarian abuses against the stateless Rohingya in Rakhine state of Myanmar. The statement, which is simultaneously being issued by organisations on five continents and sent to the President of Myanmar and Myanmar embassies around the world, is an expression of global civil society solidarity regarding human rights protection of the  Rohingya.

Panel Discussion: Democratisation, Securitisation and Human Rights in Burma: Where do the Rohingya fit in?

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 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 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.

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