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Crimes Against Humanity (128 found)

Statement by Vijay Nambiar on Violence in Meiktila Township

The Special Adviser of the Secretary-General, who reached Yangon this evening, expressed deep sorrow at the tragic loss of lives and destruction in Meiktila township in Mandalay division. While firm action by the authorities was needed to prevent further loss of life […]

March 21, 2013  •  By UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma/Myanmar Delegation Expresses Support for the Special Rapporteur’s Report to the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, Switzerland A panel discussion held on the sidelines of the 22nd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva yesterday looked at the recommendations made by Tomás Ojea Quintana, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma/Myanmar, in his report to the Council and supported the need for further […]

March 12, 2013  •  By Burma CSO Delegation to 22nd Session of UNHRC  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Joint Oral Statement to the 22nd Session of the UN Human Rights Council

Mr. President:

Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers and Asian Legal Resource Centre welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur.[1] We share his appreciation of the progress towards recognition of human rights in Myanmar,[2] including the release of some prisoners of conscience […]

March 12, 2013  •  By Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada, Lawyers for Lawyers and Asian Legal Resource Centre  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Oral Statement at the Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Burma/Myanmar

Thank you, Mr. President. FORUM-ASIA, in association with its member organisation Human Rights Education Institute of Burma (HREIB) and Burma Partnership, welcomes the report of the Special Rapporteur (A/HRC/22/43) which demonstrates the need for sustained attention of this Council on the human rights situation in the country. The Special Rapporteur’s present mandate must be maintained even in the context of the positive developments as serious human rights violations remain unaddressed […]

March 11, 2013  •  By Forum-Asia, Human Rights Education Institute of Burma and Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Council Must Address Sexual Violence in Burma

British government receiving; ‘disturbing reports of the use of sexual violence by the military in Burma.’ On International Women’s Day, Burma Campaign UK is calling on members of the United Nations Human Rights Council to ensure that the Council continues to investigate serious human rights abuses in Burma […]

March 8, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rohingya Delegation Meets Deputy Foreign Minister of South Africa

A delegation of the Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) is visiting South Africa to raise awareness about the situation of the Rohingya and human rights in Burma. The delegation was invited by Burma Campaign South Africa and Protect the Rohingya Group […]

March 5, 2013  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organizstion UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Ko Htay Kywe’s Speech in Geneva

Htay Kywe in Geneva 1 Mar 2013Ko Htay Kywe, a former political prisoner and leader of the 88 Generation Students, gave this speech on the human rights situation in Myanmar at a diplomatic briefing in Geneva, Switzerland on 1 March. He called for the United Nations Human Rights Council and the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar to continue to encourage the government to carry out systematic reforms to establish rule of law. He also called for the ongoing mandate of the Special Rapporteur as well as the opening of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Myanmar.

March 4, 2013  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

World Must Act to End Burmese Military Aggression Against Kachin

A new report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) details widespread civilian casualties from recent Burma Army offensives in Kachin areas and urges international pressure to end military aggression against the Kachin people […]

February 28, 2013  •  By Kachin Women's Association Thailand  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: “Reforms Continue Apace, But Key Human Rights Issues Remain Unaddressed” – UN Expert

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, commended the progress achieved so far by the reform process in Myanmar, but called on the Government to urgently address a number of human rights issues […]

February 20, 2013  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

I have just concluded my five-day mission to Myanmar – my seventh visit to the country since I was appointed Special Rapporteur in March 2008. I would like to express my appreciation to the Government of Myanmar for its invitation, and for the cooperation and flexibility shown during my visit, in particular for my visits to Rakhine State and Kachin State […]

February 16, 2013  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤