• Mar 28, 2014
    Press release
    Burma’s national government should postpone the planned nationwide census to prevent growing communal violence and attacks on the aid community, Human Rights Watch said today. At greatest risk are vulnerable Muslim communities and aid workers from international organizations.
  • Mar 24, 2014
    Press release
    Burmese President U Thein Sein and National Assembly Speaker U Thura Shwe Mann should reject proposals for discriminatory marriage legislation that would strip Buddhist women of the right to freely choose whom they marry.
  • Mar 13, 2014
    Press release
    A United Nations offer to the Burmese armed forces to consider sending troops to UN peacekeeping missions could lead to abuses and undermine peacekeeping standards, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
  • Jan 23, 2014
    Press release
    Burma’s national government should immediately and impartially investigate reports of sectarian killings in western Burma.
  • Jan 21, 2014
    Press release
    Burma’s improved rights record in 2013 was undermined by renewed violence against the Muslim minority and setbacks in law reform.
  • Jan 6, 2014
    Press release
    Thailand’s government should urgently send ethnic Rohingya children from Burma and their families to safe and open family shelters. New research documents abuses by Thai authorities, who should take action against camps in southern Thailand used for trafficking Rohingya and punish officials complicit in abuse.