April 22, 2013

Glossary of Terms

ALD

Arakan League for Democracy

ALP

Arakan Liberation Party

ARIF

Arakan Rohingya Islamic Front

BIA

Burma Independence Army

IDP

Internally Displaced Person

ICTY

International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia

ICTR

International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda

INGO

International Non-Governmental Organization

Lon Thein

Riot police

MNHRC

Myanmar National Human Rights Commission

MSF

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Nasaka(or Nay Sat Kut Kwey Ye)

the interagency border guard force comprising military, police, immigration, and customs

NDPD

National Democratic Party for Development

NDPHR

National Democratic Party for Human Rights

NHRI

National Human Rights Institution

NLD

National League for Democracy

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

OIC

Organization of Islamic Cooperation

RNDP

Rakhine Nationalities Development Party

RSO

Rohingya Solidarity Organization

Sangha

the Buddhist order of monk

SLORC

State Law and Order Restoration Council

Tatmadaw

the Burmese army

UNCERD

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

UNFPA

United Nations Population Fund

UNHCR

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

UNOCHA

United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

UNOHCHR

United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights

USDP

Union State and Development Party