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US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis
October 22, 2021

US Leadership Could Change Course of Myanmar’s Human Rights Crisis

By Carolyn Nash
A U.S.-led coalition that intensifies this pressure could change the course of Myanmar’s protracted human rights disaster. 

Myanmar Junta Releases Thousands Detained for Anti-Coup Protests
October 20, 2021

Myanmar Junta Releases Thousands Detained for Anti-Coup Protests

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed on the heels of ASEAN's decision to uninvite regime chief Min Aung Hlaing from its upcoming summit.
How the Movement for Black Lives Can Help Myanmar Activists
September 13, 2021

How the Movement for Black Lives Can Help Myanmar Activists

By Eraldo Souza dos Santos
As Martin Luther King, Jr. once wrote, “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising
September 09, 2021

Foreign Governments, Experts Urge Peace After Myanmar Opposition Announces Mass Uprising

By Sebastian Strangio
The National Unity Government's declaration of a "people's defensive war" has raised a host of political and ethical questions.

Myanmar’s Coup Has Put Women in Harm’s Way
September 03, 2021

Myanmar’s Coup Has Put Women in Harm’s Way

By Maggi Quadrini
Seven months after the military’s seizure of power, women in Myanmar are facing a rise in threats to their livelihoods and health.

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty
July 13, 2021

Torture in Myanmar: Don’t Let the Junta Normalize Cruelty

By Tomas Max Martin, Ergun Cakal, and Hannah Russell
Torture – and the fear that it engenders – has been central to the military junta’s efforts to quell popular resistance.

Myanmar Prosecutors Present Sedition Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi
June 16, 2021

Myanmar Prosecutors Present Sedition Charge Against Aung San Suu Kyi

By Grant Peck
The deposed leader faces a raft of charges that will likely be used to ban her from running in any future election.
Myanmar’s Generals Reshape Regional Political Dynamics
February 10, 2021

Myanmar’s Generals Reshape Regional Political Dynamics

By Luke Hunt
Min Aung Hlaing's seizure of power in Myanmar has shaken up the region's diplomatic balance.

Civil Disobedience Movement Gathers Pace in Post-Coup Myanmar
February 03, 2021

Civil Disobedience Movement Gathers Pace in Post-Coup Myanmar

By Sebastian Strangio
Medical doctors are walking off the job across the country in protest against the return to military dictatorship.

Myanmar Must Do More to Protect Children from Sexual Violence
November 20, 2020

Myanmar Must Do More to Protect Children from Sexual Violence

By Nai Aue Mon and Maggi Quadrini
The country has taken steps to improve its legal framework, but gaps remain – and implementation remains sorely lacking.

How Will Myanmar’s Election Affect Its Foreign Policy?
November 17, 2020

How Will Myanmar’s Election Affect Its Foreign Policy?

By Sebastian Strangio
The coming five-year term is likely to see a continuity of aims within more constrained parameters.
Japan’s Kirin Suspends Payments to Myanmar Military Firm
November 12, 2020

Japan’s Kirin Suspends Payments to Myanmar Military Firm

By Sebastian Strangio
The move follows reports by human rights groups that MEHL has directly funded the commission of crimes against humanity.

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