Response to BURMA Act passage in US House of Representatives
The Burma Act as an important step for the US to live up to its commitments to human rights and accountability abroad.
Global Witness welcomes groundbreaking UN-authorized report calling for international sanctions against Myanmar military businesses
Global Witness welcomes new report that exposes in detail the economic networks providing financial support to the Myanmar military, and calls for targeted economic sanctions on all military-owned companies
Myanmar must end attacks on media after release of Reuters journalists
Global Witness welcomes the release of Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar for reporting on abuses committed by security forces against Rohingya villagers.
Rubber industry aims to halt land grabbing and deforestation
The Global Platform on Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR) was launched today at the World Rubber Summit in Singapore.
Global Witness response to Myanmar Reuters journalists appeal verdict
Global Witness condemns today’s decisions by Myanmar’s high court to reject the appeal of two Reuters journalists.
Myanmar’s flawed new gemstone law set to restart gemstone permits in tainted sector
The law may do little to reform the notoriously corrupt, conflict-tainted, multi-billion dollar jade sector while allowing companies involved in illegal activities and human rights and environmental harms to secure access to the valuable mineral.
Myanmar must end crackdown on Kachin civil society, warns Global Witness
The Myanmar authorities must end its assault on peaceful protestors and immediately release three Kachin peace activists jailed for defaming the military last week and drop charges against another three charged with peacefully protesting the court conviction.
Global Witness condemns sentencing of two Myanmar journalists
The decision of a Myanmar court to sentence two Reuters’ journalists to seven years in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act represents a pre-determined outcome to a sham trial, that is having a chilling impact on civil society and press freedom in the country
U.S. congressional committee passes legislation targeting Myanmar military
US congress targets Myanmar military and calls for transparency in the gemstone sector - a sector that enriches military officials and fuels violence.
Chinese industry takes bold step to tackle land grabs with launch of new rubber guidelines
Guidelines launched at an intergovernmental conference in Ho Chi Minh City are the most progressive yet in addressing the social and environmental risks for companies associated with large-scale rubber plantations around the world.
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