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Myanmar: Two years after the coup, country further than ever from democracy and the rule of law

The military coup d’état that overthrew Myanmar’s civilian government on 1 February 2021 has resulted in an ongoing humanitarian crisis and in systematic and widespread human rights violations, many of which likely amount to crimes against humanity, the International Commission of Jurists (“ICJ”) said today. The self-appointed State Administrative Council (SAC) has declared that it […]

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Myanmar: Military regime’s new “law” aims to further decimate the function of civil society

Myanmar’s de facto military government has promulgated an Organization Registration Law (ORL) which stands to further shackle the functioning of civil society in the country. The Law is plainly non-compliant with international human rights law and standards, imposing serious obstacles to the exercise of freedoms of association, peaceful assembly, expression and information, and the right […]

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Mekong Region: ICJ and EarthRights consider means to improve access to justice for victims of extraterritorial corporate human rights harms

“States must take steps to strengthen access to justice for victims of extraterritorial corporate human rights harms in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam (‘CLMTV’)”, according to dozens of human rights lawyers from the Mekong Region at a Workshop hosted by the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and EarthRights International on 8 and 9 […]

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Mekong Region: Dialogue between lawyers and State agencies reveals need for proper investigations into complaints of corporate human rights abuses

Cases of alleged human rights abuses by Thai companies operating abroad are not being effectively investigated, according to participants at a consultative dialogue between human rights lawyers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam and representatives of the National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRCT) and Thailand’s National Action Plan on Business and Human […]

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