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Men Sentenced on Charges of Insulting Buddha (March 20, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

On March 17, 2015, a court in Burma (also known as Myanmar) sentenced a New Zealand ...

Topic: Crime and law enforcement; Freedom of religion; Freedom of speech
Jurisdiction: Burma

Constitutional Referendum Plan Approved (March 03, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

Members of Parliament of Burma (also known as Myanmar) announced on February 11, 2015, that the ...

Topic: Constitution
Jurisdiction: Burma

Temporary Citizens Will Be Allowed to Vote in Constitutional Referendum (February 06, 2015) by Wendy Zeldin

It was reported on February 3, 2015, that Burma's Parliament (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) had passed a law ...

Topic: Citizenship and nationality; Constitution; Elections and politics; Minority rights
Jurisdiction: Burma

Pledge to Consider Amending Constitutional Provision Giving Military the Power to Veto Amendments (November 03, 2014) by Wendy Zeldin

It was reported on November 2, 2014, that Myanmar's parliament, the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu ...

Topic: Constitution
Jurisdiction: Burma

Experts Oppose Draft Law on Religious Conversion (June 26, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On June 20, 2014, independent human rights experts from the United Nations asked Burma not to ...

Topic: Church and state relations; Human rights and civil liberties; International organizations; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: Burma; United Nations

Consumer Protection Law Adopted (March 21, 2014) by Constance Johnson

On March 14, 2014, Burma's Union Parliament passed a Law on Consumer Protection, the country's first ...

Topic: Consumer protection; Food safety
Jurisdiction: Burma

Law Purporting to Protect Race and Religion Proposed (March 17, 2014) by Constance Johnson

In response to a petition signed by 1.3 million people, on March 7, 2014, Burmese President ...

Topic: Church and state relations; Freedom of religion; Religious minorities
Jurisdiction: Burma

Proposal to Monitor Court Cases (September 13, 2013) by Constance Johnson

Thura Aung Ko, a legislator in Burma's (Myanmar's) parliament, announced on September 7, 2013, that legislation ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Burma

Call for Amendment of Controversial Press Bill (August 28, 2013) by Wendy Zeldin

After a discussion held on August 23, 2013, the Bill Committee of the Upper House of ...

Topic: Freedom of the press
Jurisdiction: Burma

Constitution Under Legislative Review (August 23, 2013) by Constance Johnson

In July 2013, a 109-member multi-party committee was formed in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, the two-house Parliament ...

Topic: Constitution
Jurisdiction: Burma

Draft Publishing Law Criticized (March 07, 2013) by Constance Johnson

Burma is now considering a draft of a new law on publishing, designed to replace the ...

Topic: Freedom of the press
Jurisdiction: Burma

Amended Foreign Investment Law Published (November 28, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

On November 1, 2012, the Pyithu Hluttaw, Burma's Parliament, passed amendments to the Foreign Investment Law ...

Topic: Foreign investment
Jurisdiction: Burma

New Foreign Direct Investment Law Adopted (September 12, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

On September 7, 2012, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union, the parliament of Burma) approved ...

Topic: Foreign investment
Jurisdiction: Burma

Resignation of Constitutional Court Justices (September 12, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

The nine justices of the Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar (Burma) all resigned on September 6, 2012. ...

Topic: Judiciary
Jurisdiction: Burma

Recent Human Rights Assessments Identify Problems (August 08, 2012) by Constance Johnson

Two recent reports, one by the United Nations and one by the non-governmental organization Human Rights ...

Topic: Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Burma

Maritime Dispute Adjudicated (April 12, 2012) by Shameema Rahman

On March 14, 2012, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) issued a ...

Topic: Boundaries
Jurisdiction: Bangladesh; Burma

Media Reform Program (March 23, 2012) by Wendy Zeldin

The Minister of Information and Culture of Myanmar (Burma), Kyaw Hsan, stated on March 19, 2012, ...

Topic: Freedom of the press
Jurisdiction: Burma

Peaceful Protest Law (December 30, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin

Topic: Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Burma

New Human Rights Commission (September 09, 2011) by Wendy Zeldin

The Myanmar government officially established the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, comprising "former government officials, diplomats, ...

Topic: Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Burma

UN Officials Critical of Human Rights Record (May 25, 2011) by Constance Johnson

Vijay Nambiar, the United Nations envoy for Burma (also called Myanmar), spoke in closed session to ...

Topic: Human rights and civil liberties
Jurisdiction: Burma; United Nations

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Last updated: March 20, 2015