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Crimes Against Humanity (128 found)

UN Myanmar Expert: Fatal Shooting of Rohingya Women the Latest Example of Impunity

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today said that the fatal shooting last week of three Rohingya women participating in a peaceful protest in Rakhine State is the latest shocking example of how law enforcement officials operate with complete impunity there […]

June 11, 2013  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Federalism is Key to Genuine Peace

60 Kachin community organisations and Burma campaign groups worldwide in 21 countries will take part in a Global Day of Action today to mark the 2nd anniversary of military attacks by the Burmese government against the Kachin Independence Army and Kachin civilians breaking a 17- year ceasefire […]

June 7, 2013  •  By 60 organizations and networks  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Says Investigation Required Into Ethnic Cleansing of Rohingya

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed a statement by Foreign Office Minister Baroness Warsi, that ‘independent investigative work’ is required ‘for an informed assessment as to whether ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity have been committed.’ However, words need to be turned into action or they will simply amount […]

June 6, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Security Council Should Refer Burma to ICC over Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes Against Humanity Against Rohingya

The Burma Rohingya Organisation UK is calling on the British government to support the United Nations Security Council referring Burma to the International Criminal Court.

Human Rights Watch today released a new report ‘All You Can Do is Pray’, which provides evidence of ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity against the Rohingya […]

April 22, 2013  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein Government Must be Held Accountable for Fresh Burma Army Atrocities in Shan State

The Shan Human Rights Foundation is gravely concerned at fresh widespread atrocities by the Burma Army against civilians in Tangy an, northern Shan State, and is calling on the international community to hold the Burmese government accountable for these abuses […]

April 22, 2013  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: End ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims

Unpunished Crimes Against Humanity, Humanitarian Crisis in Arakan State

Burmese authorities and members of Arakanese groups have committed crimes against humanity in a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims in Arakan State since June 2012, Human Rights Watch said in a new report released today […]

April 22, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

G8 Must Not Ignore Sexual Violence In Burma

Burma Campaign UK is deeply concerned that G8 Foreign Ministers meeting today appear to be prioritising trade opportunities with Burma, rather than ending rape and sexual violence committed by Burmese government forces.

The Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) is top of the agenda for G8 Foreign Ministers. However, Burma is not one of the countries included in PSVI. Instead, discussion on Burma will focus on proposals by the Government of Burma for responsible investment […]

April 10, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Urgent Update on Human Rights Situation in Northern Shan State

Over 1,000 flee Burma Army abuses in new operations against Shan State Army-North

Atrocities by Burmese troops in a new military operation against the Shan State Army North (SSA-N) have caused over 1,000 villagers, from 16 villages in Tangyan, to flee from their homes during the past two weeks […]

April 5, 2013  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Religious Violence in Myanmar, the Consequences of Government Inaction in Tackling Prejudice and Discrimination – UN Expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, today expressed serious concerns over the spread of violence between Muslim and Buddhist communities in Myanmar and urged bold steps by the Government to counteract this frightening trend […]

March 28, 2013  •  By United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Council Highlights International Law Violations in Burma

Burma Campaign UK welcomes the United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma, passed by consensus on Thursday 21st March.

The resolution highlighted serious human rights abuses which could violate international law […]

March 24, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤