Myanmar

Report

27 Aug 2018

Human Rights Council resolution 34/22 established the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar (the Mission). The President of the Council appointed Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) as chairperson and Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) and Christopher Sidoti (Australia) as members. A secretariat was recruited by the Office of...

Report

29 Jun 2018

This report looks at Indonesia’s efforts to respond to the late 2017 violence against the Rohingya that led to one of the largest, fastest refugee flows on record, with more than 700,000 people flooding into Bangladesh in a matter of weeks.

Report

28 Jun 2018

This report provides new details about the Myanmar military’s command structure and troop deployments, as well as the security forces’ arrests, enforced disappearances and torture of Rohingya men and boys in the weeks directly before the current crisis unfolded.

Guide

14 Jun 2018

As well as representing a human rights and humanitarian crisis in its own right, the ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis in Myanmar and Bangladesh demonstrates the linkages between unresolved internal conflicts, mass displacement and wider instability in Australia’s region.

Evaluation

21 Dec 2017

This Office of Development Effectiveness evaluation examined the effectiveness, inclusiveness and efficiency of Australian electoral assistance to major national elections in eight countries between 2006 and 2016: Afghanistan, Myanmar, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga.

Report

18 Dec 2017

The report is the result of interviews with more than 200 Rohingya refugees living in makeshift camps in Bangladesh, providing an opportunity for some of them to share their stories, hopes and experiences.

Report

21 Nov 2017

The Rohingya people in Myanmar are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination that amounts to apartheid, says Amnesty International in this major analysis into the root causes of the current crisis in Rakhine State.

Report

18 Oct 2017

This report describes how Myanmar’s security forces are carrying out a systematic, organised and ruthless campaign of violence against the Rohingya population as a whole in northern Rakhine State.

Guide

13 Oct 2017

This quick guide provides a snapshot of current international defence engagement with Myanmar by the following countries—Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and India.

Report

27 Mar 2017

Overview

Myanmar has made a nonproliferation U-turn in recent years.

Once regarded as a pariah state with connections to North Korea and possible nuclear-weapon ambitions, it has completely changed course.

In the context of sweeping political and economic reforms that began...

Report

16 Dec 2015

Overview

On 13 November 2015, a closed-session roundtable was held at University of Yangon’s Department of International Relations in collaboration with The Australian National University’s Myanmar Research Centre. The session was attended by over 30 foreign and Myanmar scholars, journalists and electoral advisors...

Discussion paper

25 Nov 2015

A substantial security partnership between Washington and Naypyidaw, along the lines of other security relationships the United States maintains with declared non-aligned states in South-East Asia, would first of all require a different political consensus in America. Until now this consensus has been that the...

Commentary

Article

15 Nov 2015

Myanmar’s election came down to a vote against authoritarianism. This week the National League for Democracy, president Thein Sein and the military will begin mapping the transition

The final tallies in Myanmar’s 8 November general election are still trickling in – ballots are...

Briefing paper

11 Nov 2015

For decades, the armed forces have been the most powerful political institution in Myanmar. In 2008, this position was enshrined in a new constitution. Since 2011, the generals have been aiming for a controlled withdrawal from government, while retaining the Tatmadaw’s institutional independence and a...

Commentary

Article

9 Nov 2015

Elections took place in Myanmar over the weekend, marking the country’s first free nationwide poll in 25 years. Yanghee Lee, the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Myanmar, has described the elections as “a watershed moment in the democratic transition of Myanmar”, capturing the...

Guide

5 Nov 2015

Introduction

The Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, hereafter ‘Burma’, announced in July this year that it would hold elections for national, state, and regional parliaments on 8 November 2015. As this has the potential to be Burma’s first credible...

Report

1 Jun 2015

The Myanmar Young Leaders’ Programme (MYLP) is an integrated twenty-five week English language and democracy in action programme.

Report

15 May 2014

Myanmar’s controversial census has inflamed ethnic tensions at a critical moment in the peace process, argues this report.

Overview

Myanmar’s first census in over 30 years, an ambitious project conducted in April 2014 with technical advice from the UN and significant funding...

Report

22 Apr 2014

To advance stable reform, Myanmar's military needs to continue withdrawing from civilian life, argues this report.

Overview

Myanmar’s military, the Tatmadaw, has been the dominant institution in the country for most of its post-independence history. After decades of military rule, it began...

Report

1 Apr 2013

This report presents a feasibility study into an East Asia Summit (EAS) Regional Facility for Education Quality Assessment (RFEQA). The project was developed partly in response to major findings of the 2008 study Harnessing Educational Cooperation in the EAS for Regional Competitiveness and Community Building...

Overview

 

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