The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

US Campaign for Burma thanks Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Burma, for his six years of superb service relentlessly unearthing the extent of human rights abuses in Burma. Quintana provided a voice of reason to policymakers, decision-makers, and international governmental bodies. He dispelled the narrative adopted by … More The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

Free Zaw Pe

  Reporter Zaw Pe has been sentenced to a year in prison, a severe blow to press freedom in Burma. The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) video journalist was sentenced on April 7th, charged with trespassing and disturbing a civil servant. Zaw Pe was arrested in August 2012 while seeking an interview with a government … More Free Zaw Pe

USCB in Global Post: Japanese Investments are Driving Human Rights Abuses

Japan’s development aid is driving Burma’s families into deeper poverty, writes US Campaign for Burma’s policy director Rachel Wagley in the Global Post. Japanese investments are driving human rights abuses in Myanmar Rachel Wagley April 3, 2014 15:48 A truck loaded with logs drives past the flags of Myanmar and Japan during the Commencement Ceremony of … More USCB in Global Post: Japanese Investments are Driving Human Rights Abuses

Top 4 Racist Laws against Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Did you think the era of apartheid was in the past? Not for Rohingya Muslims in Burma. The local, state, and national governments in Burma enforce policies that harshly discriminate against Rohingya Muslims, a minority group in Rakhine State, western Burma. These policies have incited deadly violence against Rohingya over the past two years that could … More Top 4 Racist Laws against Rohingya Muslims in Burma

Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma

Soon you could see child soldiers like this donning the iconic blue helmet of the UN peacekeepers. That is essentially the recommendation raised by UN Special Envoy to Burma Vijay Nambiar. During a visit to Nay Pyi Taw in January, Nambiar suggested to Burmese Defense Commander-in-Chief Aung Hlaing that the Burmese military start sending troops on … More Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma