June 16th, 2017
- We are currently looking for a full-time Communications and Fundraising Executive. Click here for more information about the role and how to apply
- We are also looking for a Campaigns and Research Intern. Click here for information about interning at HART and how to apply
- We were pleased to welcome Dr Sasa at the UK HART office this week during his visit to the UK to raise funds for Health and Hope’s training centre which was devastated by the recent Cyclone Mora.
May 12th, 2017
- We are currently looking for a full-time Finance Manager and a full-time Administrator/EA to the CEO. Click here for more information about the roles and how to apply
- Burma’s Attorney General Office has recommended that defendants charged under the controversial Article 66(d) of the 2013 Telecommunications Law be granted bail – Article 66(d) states that anyone found guilty of extorting, coercing, restraining wrongfully, defaming, disturbing, causing undue influence or threatening any person by using any telecommunications network shall be punished with a maximum three years in prison, a fine, or both.
April 26th, 2017
April 26th, 2017
April 13th, 2017
- Sudan, Burma and Nigeria, all countries that HART works in, have all ranked in the top 5 countries at most risk of experiencing a new episode of genocide – Yemen and Afghanistan make up the rest
- China and Burma have reached an agreement on an oil pipeline between the neighbouring countries after almost a decade of talks, with the project due to start “very quickly”, Chinese vice foreign minister Liu Zhenmin said on Monday
- Three civilians were shot dead in northern Shan State’s Kyaukme Township during armed clashes between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) on Sunday
- A ferry, which was carrying around 66 people, capsized in the Ngawun River near Pathein after colliding with a boat carrying gravel around 7:30 p.m.
April 7th, 2017
- Burma’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s one-year-old government has retained support in its Yangon strongholds in this weeks by-elections, but lost backing from ethnic minority areas that helped boost her party to election victory following a by-election on Saturday
- The leader of a Rohingya Muslim insurgency against Burma’s security forces, Ata Ullah, said last week his group would keep fighting “even if a million die” unless the country’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, took action to protect the religious minority
- Burma’s State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is adding her own provisions to a draft law combating hate speech.
March 24th, 2017
- The United Nations human rights council is to investigate alleged human rights abuses by Myanmar’s army against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Some 70,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar into Bangladesh in the last six months, and the UN has gathered accounts of gang rapes and mass killings.
March 17th, 2017
- A close associate of murdered Myanmar lawyer Ko Ni says the constitutional expert was working on a plan to weaken the military’s political power when he was gunned down at Yangon’s airport
- Between ten and twenty thousand Burmese refugees have flooded into the outskirts of Nansan, China, over the past week, after renewed violence in Myanmar’s Shan State between government forces and the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army
- Reports that Burma is using bureaucratic means to expel its Rohingya Muslim minority from the country through “Conducting a household survey – where those absent may be struck off the list” that could be the only legal proof of their status in Myanmar
- China’s Special Envoy for Asian Affairs, Sun Guoxiang, asked the Northern Alliance to stop fighting with the Burma Army at a meeting in Kunming, China, having previously met with the United Wa State Army (UWSA) the MNDAA on Tuesday
- Two civilians were killed and two others were injured in fresh clashes between the Burma Army and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) in the village of Nam Phat Kha in Kutkai Township of northern Shan State on Tuesday
- Children as young as 10 years old are among hundreds of Rohingya Muslims detained on charges of consorting with insurgents
March 3rd, 2017
- An Obama-era human rights envoy, Keith Harper, has called on the UN to set up a commission to probe human rights violations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and not let its leader Aung San Suu Kyi off the hook because of the “iconic status” she holds in the eyes of the West
- U Thein Sein, government-era Special Economic Zone (SEZ) laws do not match international standards or protect human rights.
February 24th, 2017
- The HART Prize for Human Rights deadline for entries is only 3 days away! Click here for information on how to enter
- Two members of Myanmar‘s security forces were injured in a clash with militants on the troubled Rakhine State border with Bangladesh casting doubt on the government’s claim that the region had stabilised
- Up to 97% Rohingya Muslims who fled alleged killings and other rights abuses during a Myanmar military crackdown in northern Rakhine state are unlikely to return to their homes, despite last week’s announcement that the military operation in the region has ended