|The Myanmar parliament has been urged to reject or extensively revise four controversial laws involving religion and women. People cross the road near Yangon City Hall, Yangon, Myanmar, March 16, 2011. EPA|
The Union parliament has been urged to reject or extensively revise four controversial laws involving religion and women, in a joint statement issued by human rights watchdog Amnesty International and the International Commission of Jurists on March 3.
|Street scene near the Sule pagoda in downtown Yangon, Myanmar, March 16, 2011.Photo: EPA|
The four proposed bills to “Protect Nation, Race, and Religion,” have been accused of contravening a number of national and international frameworks, including the constitution of Myanmar, by 180 civil society organisations.
|Myanmar is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious country. People walking in a street in Mawlamyine city, Mon State, Myanmar, July 6, 2013. Photo: Lynn Bo Bo/EPA|
Christian Solidarity Worldwide has expressed serious concern that a new bill restricting religious conversions being discussed in Myanmar’s Parliament which could become a major setback for religious freedom and human rights in the country, according to a press release issued January 23.
|EU heads of mission in Myanmar have expressed concerns over pending legislation concerning race and religion in Myanmar. A street scene in Yangon. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima|
The European Union has expressed concern over a set of religion and interfaith marriage bills set to be debated in the next session of parliament opening on Monday.