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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Lawyers Council’ (16 found)

List of the Most Problematic Provisions in the 2008 Constitution and Burmese Laws

This document gives an overview of provisions in the 2008 Constitution, Burmese laws and the Penal Code that are, in the view of the BLC, the most problematic for the development of rule of law and democracy in Burma […]

June 29, 2012  •  By Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Current State of the Judiciary in Myanmar

A briefer by the BLC that provides some in depth information on five issues concerning the judiciary in Myanmar: i) Independence and impartiality of the judiciary; ii) Military justice and court martial; iii) Access to the judiciary; iv) Corruption in the judiciary; and v) Ability for lawyers to defend clients.

April 1, 2012  •  By Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revealing Burma’s System of Impunity

This briefing paper analyzes the inability of the domestic judicial system to ensure accountability for atrocities committed in Burma. It concludes that the judicial system in Burma only serves to ensure impunity for crimes committed by those in power and therefore the international community has both the right and duty to act […]

September 9, 2011  •  By Burma Lawyers' Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: International Community Should not be Appeased by Empty ‘Amnesty’ Gestures and a Façade of Change

The announcement on 16 May 2011 by Burmese president Thein Sein that all prisoners will receive a one-year sentence reduction is so woefully inadequate that it should be regarded as nothing but another attempt to present a façade of change while the regime continues to restrict […]

May 23, 2011  •  By International Federation for Human Rights, Altsean-Burma and Burma Lawyers' Council  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Universal Periodic Review of Burma: Deny, Dismiss and Dodge, Military Regime Unwilling to Face up to Massive Human Rights Abuses

On the occasion of the Universal Periodic Review of the human rights situation in Burma at the UN Human Rights Council on 27 January, FIDH, Altsean-Burma and BLC deplore the military regime’s blanket denial of the serious human rights abuses and the entrenched impunity that prevails in the country. The organisations welcome the engagement by a number of Member States in their dialogue with regime officials […]

January 28, 2011  •  By International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma and Burma Lawyers' Council  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aung San Suu Kyi freed, but Burma taken hostage by the generals

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), and the Burma Lawyers’ Council are pleased to see Daw Aung San Suu Kyi regain her freedom on 13 November after spending 15 of the last 21 years in detention in Burma […]

November 15, 2010  •  By International Federation for Human Rights, Altsean-Burma, and Burma Lawyers' Council  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Accountability for serious crimes essential to sustainable peace and national reconciliation in Burma

Ahead of the general elections on November 7 in Burma, the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC) are publishing the main interventions of their joint seminar held in Bangkok in May 2009, where leading exiled Burmese organisations, international and regional human rights NGOs, as well as renown international legal experts gathered to discuss the possibility of prosecuting the leaders of the military junta for the systematic and gross human rights violations perpetrated in Burma […]

October 18, 2010  •  By International Federation for Human Rights and Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Campaign to End Impunity in Burma – Advocacy Toolkit

The BLC drafted this advocacy toolkit for the Campaign to End Impunity in Burma in order to educate a broader audience about the goals and messages of the campaign and to generate ideas about how others can become involved […]

May 22, 2010  •  By Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Letter to UNHRC Member States

A letter from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative Asean Network on Burma (ALTSEAN), the Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC), and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to endorse the conclusions and recommendations put forward by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Professor Tomas Quintana, in his latest report to the Council on March 15, 2010 […]

March 23, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma, Burma Lawyers Council, International Federation for Human Rights, International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

An Analysis of the Elections in Burma in 2010 and the Following Period

For the past fifty years, military dictators have ruled Burma destroying the economy, abolishing rule of law, and perpetuating thousands of human rights violations against its own population. The military regime known as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) regularly enlists child soldiers, uses sexual violence against the civilian population, has forcibly displaced and […]

March 7, 2010  •  By Burma Lawyers Council  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤