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Burma’s Changing Political Landscape



Voices from Rangoon

Learn the stories of Burma’s recently freed political prisoners in Voices from Rangoon.

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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visits Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon, Burma, on December 2, 2011

Secretary Clinton visits Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at her house in Rangoon, Burma, on December 2, 2011

The civilian leadership of Burma has taken important steps since assuming power in April 2011, including releasing many political prisoners; reaching a ceasefire with the Karen National Union; easing restrictions on media and civil society; engaging Aung San Suu Kyi in a substantive dialogue and amending electoral laws to pave the way for the National League for Democracy to participate in the political process; setting a date for the by-elections this year; passing new legislation to protect the right of assembly and the rights of workers; beginning to provide humanitarian access for the United Nations and NGOs to conflict areas; and establishing their own national Human Rights Commission.

 

Recent U.S. Engagement on Burma

Assistant Secretary of State Michael H. Posner – Burma at the Turning Point

Secretary Clinton on Burma, including the January 13, 2012 release of political prisoners

Secretary Clinton with Secretary Clinton with Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma

Secretary Clinton’s Press Availability in Burma on December 2, 2011

Secretary Clinton’s Press Availability in Burma on December 1, 2011

 

Secretary Clinton’s Engagement on Supporting Civil Society

Civil Society: Supporting Democracy in the 21st Century

Clinton Defends Civil Society, Internet Freedom and Democratic Elections at OSCE Ministerial

Remarks on the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society

Remarks at the Launch of the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society

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