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Last Updated: September 12, 2014 3:17 PM


Citizenship and Country Documents
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Citizenship and Nationality - Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MMR102503.E - The procedures and documents required to obtain a (Burmese) Myanmar passport and to obtain a seaman's identity card. Whether an individual who fled or deserted the military and was wanted by the military would be able to obtain a passport or a seaman's identity card. Whether individuals who fled or deserted the military are restricted from becoming seamen or obtaining a passport – May 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Citizenship and Nationality – Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Children
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Children - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Children - Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MMR102759.E - The reasons for and consequences of being expelled from a university – Feb. 2008 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Child Soldiers International
    • Report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child in advance of the examination of Myanmar’s report on the Convention on the Rights of the Child - Myanmar - May 2011 (PDF)
  • Coalition to stop the use of Child Soldiers - Child Soldiers Global Report - 2008 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Corruption
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Corruption and Lack of Transparency in Government - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
 
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Disabilities
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Persons with Disabilities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Disabilities - Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
 
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Elections
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Elections - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report
    • Burma’s April Parliamentary By-Elections - March 2012 (PDF)
    • Burma's 2010 Election Campaign: Issues for Congress - Oct. 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • April 2012 Parliamentary Elections – Nov. 2012 (PDF)
  • Election Guide – Recent elections
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Q&A On Elections in Burma - Nov. 2010 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Myanmar’s Post-Election Landscape - March 2011 (PDF)
 
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Ethnic Groups / Race
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - National / Racial / Ethnic Minorities - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department Fact Sheet "Rape by the Burmese Military in Ethnic Regions" – Dec. 2002 (PDF)
  • USCIS – Resource Information Center Report - Information on Ethnic Minorities, Democracy Movement - June 2002 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Ethnic Groups – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International
    • The repression of ethnic minority activists in Myanmar - Feb. 2010 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • "The Government Could Have Stopped This" Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma's Arakan State - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
  • Minority Rights Group International - State of the World’s Minorities and Indigenous Peoples - 2014 (PDF)
 
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Chin (Zomi)
US Government Reports
  • USCIS - RIC Report
    • Information on the Chin National Front / Chin National Army - Feb. 2004 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Chin (Zomi) – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • BUR41315.E - Update to BUR34203.E of 19 April 2000 on the treatment of supporters, including financial supporters, of the Chin National Front (CNF) (1999-present) – April 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities – Chin profile (PDF)
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Chin State - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Kachin (Jinghpaw)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Kachin – June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities – Kachin profile (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • “Untold Miseries” Wartime Abuses and Forced Displacement in Burma’s Kachin State - March 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Kachin State - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Shan
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Shan – June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities – Shan profile (PDF)
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Shan State - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Karen and Karenni (Red Karen or Kayah)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Karen and Karenni (Red Karen and Kayah) – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Isolated in Yunnan: Kachin Refugees from Burma in China’s Yunnan Province - June 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Mon
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Mon – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities – Mon profile (PDF)
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Rohingya
US Government Reports
  • USCIS – RIC Report
    • Information on the Situation of Rohingyas - March 2001 (PDF)
    • Information on Rohingya refugees - Dec. 1999 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Rohingya – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • World Directory of Minorities – Muslim and Rohingya profile (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • "All You Can Do is Pray": Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State - April 2013 (PDF)
    • Perilous Plight: Burma’s Rohingya Take to the Seas - May 2009 (PDF)
  • Refugees International
    • Rohingya in Burma: Spotlight on Current Crisis Offers Opportunity for Progress - Oct. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Gender
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Women - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Women - Feb. 2012 (PDF). June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Human Rights
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report
    • Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions - Oct. 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Human Rights - Feb. 2012 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MMR102759.E - The reasons for and consequences of being expelled from university – Feb. 2008 (PDF)
    • MMR102755.E - Treatment of people associated with sympathizers or members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) - Feb. 2008 (PDF)
    • MMR102581.E - Whether the government monitors the activities of its citizens who travel to, or live in, Canada or other countries, especially if those citizens are engaging in political activities abroad in which they criticize the government (2005 - August 2007) - Aug. 2007 (PDF)
    • BUR41681.E - Information on a three-day student riot near the University of Mandalay in February 2002 Research Directorate - June 2003 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Amnesty International – 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House – 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Worst of the Worst 2012: The World's Most Repressive Societies - 2012 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch – 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch
    • The Government Could Have Stopped This” - Aug. 2012 (PDF)
  • International Crisis Group
    • Myanmar: Storm Clouds on the Horizon - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Justice System
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Arbitrary Arrest or Detention - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service (CRS) Report
    • Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions - Oct. 2012 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Judiciary – Feb. 2012 (PDF). June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Dead Men Walking: Convict Porters on the Front Lines in Eastern Burma - July 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Law
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation - Law enforcement agencies – Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Maps
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Map – Feb. 2012 (PDF). June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Myranmar Information Management Unit - Map Collection
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Maps - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Medical Availability
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Medical Issues – Feb. 2012 (PDF). June 2011 (PDF)
International Government Organization Reports
  • World Health Organization Page
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Political Figures and Parties
US Government Reports Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Political Developments - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Refugees / IDPs
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Protection of Refugees – 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) - Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Human Rights Watch
    • Ad Hoc and Inadequate: Thailand’s Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers - Sep. 2012 (PDF
  • Refugees International
    • Rohingya in Burma: Spotlight on Current Crisis Offers Opportunity for Progress - Oct. 2012 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Religion
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – Freedom of Religion – 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • State Department International Religious Freedom Report - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), July - Dec. 2010 (PDF)
    • Burma - first designated a CPC in 1999
  • United States Commission on International Religious Freedom
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Freedom of Religion – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Institute on Religion and Public Policy Report (PDF)
  • Human Rights Watch Profile
    • "All You Can Do is Pray": Crimes Against Humanity and Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in Burma’s Arakan State - April 2013 (PDF)
    • The Resistance of the Monks Buddhism and Activism in Burma - Sep. 2009 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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Sexual Orientation
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Sexual Orientation - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual (LGB) Persons – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Specific Country Issues - Treatment of Returnees
US Government Reports
  • USCIS – RIC Reports
    • Information on Exit and Return - July 2001 (PDF)
    • Information On 1) Whether The Government Maintains Lists Of Political Dissidents, 2) Existing Exit Control Procedures Of The Burmese Government, And 3) The Ability Of A Government Opponent To Obtain An Exit Permit. - Feb. 1999 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report
    • Exit and Return – Feb. 2012 (PDF)
    • Treatment of failed asylum seekers and exiles – Feb. 2012 (PDF)
  • Canada Responses to Information Requests (RIRs)
    • MMR102913.E - Treatment of Burmese Seafarers who have returned to Myanmar (Burma) after having jumped ship and contacted the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) to complain about working conditions while outside of Myanmar - Aug. 2008 (PDF)
    • MMR102582.E - Treatment of failed refugee claimants who return to Myanmar, particularly those who engaged in political activities while outside Myanmar (2005 - August 2007) - Aug. 2007 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Exit and Return to Myranmar - Nov. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Dissidents
US Government Reports
  • USCIS – RIC Reports
    • State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)/ State Peace and Development Council (SPDC)/ National League for Democracy (NLD)/Burmese Dissidents - Sep. 1998 (PDF)
  • Congressional Research Service
    • Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions – Oct. 2012 (PDF)
 
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Speech / Press / Internet
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Freedom of Speech and Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Freedom of Speech and Media – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Non-Government Organization Reports
  • Austrian Center for Country Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
    • Myanmar Update – COI Compilation – Nov. 2012 (PDF)
  • Freedom House - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF)
  • Freedom House
    • Freedom of the Net - 2013 (PDF)
    • Freedom of the Press - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF)
 
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Timeline
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Recent Events – Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
Media
 
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Trafficking
US Government Reports
  • State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Trafficking in Persons - 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
  • Trafficking in Persons Report - Burma - 2014 (PDF), 2013 (PDF), 2012 (PDF), 2011 (PDF), 2010 (PDF)
Foreign Government Reports
  • UK Border Agency Country of Origin Information (COI) Report – Trafficking –Feb. 2012 (PDF), June 2011 (PDF)
  • Austrian Centre for Country of Origin & Asylum Research and Documentation (ACCORD)
 
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