• Press release
    Mar 10, 2015
    The Burmese police should end their crackdown on student protests and investigate officers responsible for the use of excessive force against protesters.
  • Dispatches
    Feb 6, 2015
  • Letter
    Feb 6, 2015
    One month after the announcement of the reconstitution of the Committee for Scrutinizing the Remaining Prisoners of Conscience into the Prisoners of Conscience Affairs Committee we are writing to you to outline our concerns, expectations and recommendations for the new Committee.
  • Press release
    Feb 6, 2015
    A Burmese government committee reconstituted to deal with “prisoners of conscience affairs” should resolve remaining prisoner of conscience cases, be inclusive, independent, transparent, and designed to tackle growing numbers of politically motivated arrests.
  • Commentary
    Jan 29, 2015
    One of the clearest markers of progress on human rights improvements in Myanmar has been the release of hundreds of political prisoners by the government of President Thein Sein since 2011. That progress has reversed starkly over the past year, as dozens of activists and protesters have been imprisoned.
  • Press release
    Jan 29, 2015
    Burma's human rights situation declined in 2014, setting back progress made since the reform process began three years ago, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2015.
  • Press release
    Jan 26, 2015
    The authorities in Burma should stop arresting peaceful protesters and immediately and unconditionally free those imprisoned.
  • Press release
    Jan 13, 2015
    The Burmese government should accept the United Nations call to amend the discriminatory law that deprives Rohingya Muslims of Burmese citizenship.
  • Letter
    Jan 13, 2015
    On December 29, 2014, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/69/248 by consensus calling on your government to grant full citizenship rights to the Rohingya. We write to you to urge your government to heed the call of all members of the United Nations to amend the 1982 Citizenship Law to grant full citizenship rights to Rohingya on the same basis as all other ethnic groups in the country.