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Commentaries examine general trends and variations in human rights abuses in Southeast Burma, and analyze human rights issues documented in our reports in the context of domestic and international law and politics. Unlike most of our other reports, Commentaries present KHRG’s organizational positions on key human rights issues.

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  1. Oct 20, 2016
    This detailed commentary examines the situation of ongoing militarisation in Karen State from 2012 until 2016, mainly highlighting events that have occurred after 2014 and with special attention to incidents that have occurred after the signing of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in October...
  2. Feb 23, 2016
    This commentary highlights the experiences of villagers in southeast Burma/Myanmar during the 2015 general elections, as well as their perspectives on the electoral process as a whole and expectations from the incoming Government of the Union of Myanmar.
  3. Oct 09, 2014
    The lives of civilians are equally valuable as the lives of soldiers. Soldiers found to have committed abuses should be prosecuted in a transparent fashion and to the fullest extent possible in accordance with domestic and international laws.
  4. Nov 07, 2012
    This commentary considers Karen villagers' perspectives on impacts of the ceasefire between the Karen National Union (KNU) and the Government of the Union of Myanmar.
  5. Jan 26, 2012
    The ongoing ceasefire negotiations between the Government of Myanmar and the Karen National Union present an important opportunity for bringing lasting peace and improved human rights conditions to local people in eastern Burma. Human rights abuses, however, do not stem only from armed conflict but...

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