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Peace Analysis (21) - Analysis on peace issues in connection with "Wa" national question from the perspectives of human rights and the rule of law

Military tensions between United Wa State Army (UWSA), the strongest ethnic armed force in Burma, and the Burmese Army has become worrisome for the people living in Burma and in neighboring countries. However, such tensions existed in the past and had been compromised through temporary solutions. Even in this case, the question might have been superficially resolved if one or both sides withdraw from the controversial military points, after negotiation by belligerent parties ...

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Posted on 21 August 2017


Peace Analysis (24) - Analysis of Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi’s Union Day speech

The entire speech delivered by Mrs. Aung San Suu Kyi on Union Day, on 12th February 2017, was filled with abstractions about society. In addition to mentioning ‘having rational knowledge’ ‘spirit to take responsibility’ ‘straightforwardness’ ‘national reconciliation’ ‘unity’ ‘love’ ‘peace’ etc., she also elaborated as follows:

“The term Pang Long is exciting and motivating; you shall have to sacrifice and to take risks for the benefit of people courageously; ‘making sacrifices’ and ‘taking risks’ is the highest stage of ‘courage’; my father said that ...

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Posted on 27 February 2017


Statement - Analysis of Peace Seeking Process from the Aspect of the Rule of Law and Human Rights (3): A Violation of International Humanitarian Law by the Myanmar Armed Forces

1. The Myanmar Armed Forces in Burma might have committed a violation of international humanitarian law. It was explored while the peace related situation in Shan state – despite a promise to the Shan State Progress Party/Shan State Army (SSPP/SSA) by the Myanmar Army’s Central Eastern Commander that government troops would be withdrawn from contested SSPP/SSA areas, troop reinforcements are still being sent into the areai – was scrutinized...

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Posted on 30 oct 2014


Statement - Analysis of Peace Seeking Process from the Aspect of the Rule of Law and Human Rights (2): Demand for Taking Urgent Legal Action on Murder Case of the KNU Soldier

During the 17 years long ceasefire period between the regime and the Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), the three groups of the KIA soldiers and some Kachin civilians - 11, 4 and 6 persons in each group respectively in 2001, 2002 and 2007 - were killed by the Myanmar Armed Forces, in Kachin State, Burma....

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Posted on 01 oct 2014


The Role of Women in Armed Conflicts

Despite the fact that the rhetoric statement on the rule of law has been made in Burma many times, the legislative body, known as the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, and the government, led by President Thein Sein, neither undertake to change, amend or abrogate national laws to be in line with international law, human rights law and humanitarian laws nor do they comply with international laws which have been ratified by Burma...

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Posted on 27 jan 2014


Statement Analysis of Peace Seeking Process from the Aspect of the Rule of Law and Human Rights (1): Issue on Management of Natural Resources during Interim Period

The various ethnic nationalities in Burma have been suffering from atrocities – serious human rights violations – caused by civil war for over six decades. Hence, they should enjoy opportunities for the participation in peace seeking processes in which the underlying issues of the entire civil war are explored...

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Posted on 23 sep 2013