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Senior UN Officials decried the “plight of civilians” resulting from conflict in 2023 as “resoundingly dire” on Tuesday, pointing out civilian suffering and disregard for international humanitarian and human rights law around the world. Their remarks coincide with the 75th anniversary of the 1949 Geneva Conventions (GC), which the international community created in the aftermath [...]

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Myanmar authorities charged detained Development Media Group journalist Htet Aung with terrorism but did not inform his family and lawyers until May, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said Thursday as it urged authorities to withdraw all charges and release Htet Aung. According to the editor-in-chief of Development Media Group, Htet Aung is held in [...]

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The state of Manipur in India deported 38 individuals back to Myanmar on Thursday in a bid to address the influx of refugees fleeing the political turmoil in Myanmar. This latest round of deportations brings the total number of deportees to 77 since March 8, marking the completion of the first phase of repatriation efforts. [...]

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Amnesty International published “The State of the World’s Human Rights” report Wednesday, outlining human rights concerns during 2023 in 155 countries. The report highlighted human rights concerns, which include war crimes, economic crises, climate change, repression of dissents, women and LGBTI people’s rights backslash and online incitement to racial hatred. The report first addressed violations [...]

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers issued a statement on Thursday, expressing deep concern for the wellbeing of civilians in the border regions of Myanmar and Thailand. The statement specifically mentioned the areas of Myawaddy, Kayin State and Rakhine State, and urged an immediate ceasefire in the region. The ASEAN called upon [...]

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The UN Human Rights Council adopted resolutions Thursday to call on UN member states to refrain from supplying jet fuel to the Myanmar military. The council also extended the mandates of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran and Myanmar and the independent international fact-finding mission on Iran. All members from [...]

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Two senior UN officials told the UN Security Council on Thursday, during the council’s first meeting about Myanmar since the military seized power from the democratically elected government, that the ongoing fighting in Myanmar since the military takeover in 2021 has deprived local communities of basic needs and access to essential services, which has resulted [...]

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UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) revealed Wednesday the use of indiscriminate landmines in Myanmar has caused an increase in civilian casualties, with over 20 percent of them being children. Civilians in Myanmar have suffered from a total of 1,052 casualties from landmine and explosive ordnances in 2023, alone. According to UNICEF, amidst the recent [...]

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Head of INTERPOL Jürgen Stock expressed concerns over the expansion of organized Southeast Asian crime rings of human trafficking-based cyber fraud into a global human trafficking crisis. Stock said on Wednesday that the global human trafficking crisis has millions of victims. Its global network makes up to 3 trillion Singapore dollars a year. According to [...]

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