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10 July 2018

Access to remedy through multi-stakeholder engagement: Insights from cases in Myanmar & South Africa

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre & Global Business Initiative on Human Rights

This report provides insights from two case study-based sessions entitled “Access to Remedy Through Multi-Stakeholder Engagement”, which took place on 28 November 2017 as part of the sixth annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights (the Forum). The ...

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8 July 2018

Myanmar: Residents object planned land acquisition in Rakhine State for Chinese-funded economic zone

Author: The Southeast Asian Times

"Locals in Myanmar's Rankine State object to land acquisition for industrial zone", ...Myanmar residents have objected to the government acquisition of their land for the development of the Kyaukphyu Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Myanmar's northern...

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7 July 2018

Commentary: Facebook's removal of hate speech in Myanmar must be transparent lest be seen as silencing 'patriotic' voices

Author: Lee Short, Asia Times

"Facebook tries to silence Myanmar's hateful monks", 5 July 2018...

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23 June 2018

Myanmar: Villagers fleeing armed conflict in Kachin lose lands to Chinese banana plantations

Author: Char Thar, Myanmar Times

"Chinese banana plantations flourish as villagers lose their land in Kachin", 22 June 2018 As residents in Kachin State flee from their homes due to fighting between the Tatmadaw (military) and the ethnic Kachin Independence Army (KIA), Chinese bus...

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21 June 2018

Myanmar: Swedwatch report urges mining machinery providers to conduct human rights due diligence to prevent & mitigate adverse impacts

Author: Swedwatch

"Machinery providers fail to recognize human rights risks in Myanmar's jade mines," 20 June 2018...

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20 June 2018

Myanmar: Subsidiary of Japanese brewery Kirin made donations to military during ethnic cleansing, says Amnesty: includes correspondence with company

Author: Amnesty International

Japanese authorities must urgently launch an investigation into payments that a subsidiary of the multinational brewing giant Kirin made to Myanmar’s military and authorities at the height of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Rohingya populatio...

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17 June 2018

Myanmar: Child dies, 15 others show symptoms of lead poisoning allegedly due to chemical mishandling by metal factory

Author: Myint Kay Thi, Myanmar Times

"Child's death leads to close watch on factory", 12  June 2018 Authorities are closely monitoring a metal smelting and refining plant in Myaung Dagar Industrial Zone in Hmawbi township in Yangon following the death of a child from lead poisoning.... ...

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17 June 2018

Myanmar: Trade union decries country's bad record on supporting labour unions

Author: Zaw Zaw Htwe, Myanmar Times

"Labour group decries country's record on unions, worker rights", 15 June 2018 Myanmar is among 24 countries that have very bad records on supporting labour unions and the right of workers to form unions, officials of the Confederation of Trade Union...

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3 June 2018

Mekong: Land concessions prejudice rural poor; socio-environmental costs outweigh economic gains

Author: Rina Chandran, Reuters

"Rural poor squeezed by land concessions in Mekong region: report," 29 May 2018...

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14 May 2018

Myanmar: Report alleges sexual abuse in mining areas protected by military; Access Asia Mining responds

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre invited Access Asia Mining to respond to a report mentioning the company’s operations as being protected by military troops who are also perpetuating sexual violence in communities in Myanmar. The Shan Human...

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