The 95 internally displaced families can live in the homes permanently but cannot sell them or the land they are on.
The court will hear arguments from both sides on July 2 in case of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo.
Christine Schraner Burgener visits a repatriation center and processing camp for Rohingya refugees who will return to the country.
The military threatens to take legal action against the Kachin Baptist Convention under the Unlawful Association Act.
Five people die in a landslide in Mandalay region, while others in Rakhine and Shan states lose their homes to floodwaters.
The refugees will be sent back to their former places of residence in Rakhine state after verification.
Up to 200,000 refugees could be at risk of landslides and floods, UNHCR warns.
Christine Schraner Burgener will meet Aung San Suu Kyi, the military commander-in-chief, ethnic armies, NGOs, and religious groups.
The jailed woman's sister said they were trying to find work in Yangon to support younger brothers in a family stuck in a camp since 2012.
Opposition lawmakers say putting an international representative on the new panel will compromise Myanmar’s sovereignty.
The move bans the accounts of the ultranationalist Buddhist Ma Ba Tha group and of two 'extremist' monks.
Analysts welcome the dialogue as a stepping stone to greater cooperation between the two power bases.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s office hopes UN involvement will speed up the returns, but the UN is calling the pact a first step.
The lawsuit comes two days after MP Than Maung Oo posted negative comments about the state on Facebook.
Win Myint’s office says the visit was not in accordance with certain procedures, though others were allowed to go.
Myint Thu of the Foreign Affairs Ministry says the move reflects the country’s current policy of working with the United Nations to resolve the refugee crisis.
“This is a positive development,” says Bangladeshi commissioner for refugee relief and repatriation.
One political observer says their involvement is a ‘good sign,’ while others see it as detrimental to the crisis in beleaguered Rakhine state.
The country’s Committee for the Protection of Journalists accuses police of violating human rights during the rally.
They had called in public for the release of students detained in an earlier protest against fighting in Kachin state.
The government says the panel is part of a 'national initiative to address reconciliation, peace, stability and development' in the ethnically and religiously divided state.
They say the measure is reminiscent of restrictions on students under previous military dictatorships.
Ichiro Maruyama meets with officials from the Arakan National Party during a visit to the area where a crackdown on Muslims occurred.
Brigadier General Aung Kyaw Hoe blames attacks on national force by the Kachin Independence Army for holding up the country’s peace process.
The soldier will be tried by a military court for shooting the man dead.
Myanmar government welcomes report after rejecting previous evidence and criticism of Rakhine actions from rights groups.
Aung Hmine San and Soe Moe Naing receive a two-year sentence for violating Article 19 of the Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession Law.
Refugees use at least one-half million kilograms of firewood daily, officials and activists say.
They each face up to two years in prison if found guilty for statements they made during a press conference and antiwar rally.
The groups that have signed the government’s nationwide cease-fire accord say they are scheduled to attend other meetings in Chiang Mai, Thailand.