kachin independence army
Jade mining accounts for half of Myanmar's entire economy, powers one of the world's oldest civil wars, and could limit the process of political reform after the country's election.
As the country enters another round of negotiations that seek to bring an end to more than 60 years of conflict, they could certainly use a bit of good fortune.
The report includes examples of forced labor, torture, and unlawful killings allegedly committed by Myanmar troops.
For most of the past half century, the Kachin Independence Army has fought for autonomy in Myanmar. And their fight appears far from over.
The Rohingya people of Myanmar are not allowed to declare their ethnicity in the country's controversial count.