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Posts Tagged ‘Commission of Inquiry’ (188 found)

Call for Probe Into Military Junta’s Crimes Against the Media

Reporters Without Borders has written an open letter to Burmese President Thein Sein, who begins a two-day visit to France tomorrow, calling for an investigation into the former military government’s crimes against the media since 1962 […]

July 16, 2013  •  By Reporters Without Borders  •  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 ➤

BROUK Appeal to World Body to Put Pressure on President Thein Sein’s Rohingya Ethnic Cleansing Proposal

Today, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK appeals to world leaders at the UN General Assembly to put pressure on President Thein Sein following his proposal to remove all Rohingya people from Burma and place them in third countries.

After President Thein Sein’s proposal, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK) has received reports till today that there have been mass arrests with Rohingya people kept in detention camps without trial, without food or medical services […]

September 26, 2012  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Clinton’s Historic Trip to Burma Highlights Need for Continued Sanctions

At the beginning of her historical visit to Burma last Wednesday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “I came to assess whether the time is right for a new chapter in our shared history.” After a 3-day visit to the country, it seems like the US hopes to use a policy of deeper engagement with Burma as a way to bring more reforms and ensure that the “flickers of change” that President Obama mentioned are fanned “into flames of freedom that light the path toward a better future.” This strategy seems to be shared by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, who told Clinton, “If we go forward together, I’m confident there will be no turning back from the road to democracy. We are not on that road yet, but we hope to get there as soon as possible with our friends.”

In her press conference when leaving the country, Secretary Clinton said that the regime must do more for the US to start the new chapter of the two countries’ history […]

December 5, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN: Set Benchmarks for Burma on Rights

Press Government to Free Political Prisoners, End Impunity for War Crimes

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should set clear human rights benchmarks for Burma as a condition for its chairmanship of the regional grouping in 2014, Human Rights Watch said today […]

November 16, 2011  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Public Hearing Exposes Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes in Burma

Legislators and Civil Society Call on ASEAN to Take a Strong Stance

On the one-year anniversary of Burma’s first elections in 20 years, civil society from Burma and the region held a public hearing and seminar yesterday on human rights abuses that have continued unabated in the last year. In the morning public hearing, moving testimonies were delivered in person and via video by survivors and witnesses of human rights violations […]

November 8, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Upcoming Public Hearing and Seminar on Human Rights Abuses in Burma

Burma Partnership, in collaboration with SAPA Working Group on ASEAN, Task Force on ASEAN and Burma, KontraS and Solidaritas Indonesia for ASEAN People, are holding two events in Jakarta, Indonesia, this coming Monday: a Public Hearing on Human Rights Abuses and a Seminar on the Human Rights Situation in Burma. These back-to-back events come one year after Burma’s elections in 2010 and less than two weeks before ASEAN is expected to announce a decision on Burma’s bid to chair the regional bloc in 2014. They will also highlight the urgent need for a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in the country.

Read more about these events here.

November 5, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly Fails To Act On Crimes Against Humanity In Burma

Burma Campaign UK today condemned the European Union for tabling a draft of this year’s UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma which fails to take any action to stop war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. This is despite the fact that human rights […]

November 4, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Serious International Crimes Continue in Burma Under ‘New’ Regime

Since Thein Sein took office as Burma’s President on 30 March, the regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Reports of serious international crimes have increased significantly in line with the escalation of the ongoing Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin, Shan, and Karen States […]

October 13, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

An ILO Commission of Inquiry on Freedom of Association in Burma (Myanmar) – The time is now!

Freedom of association has long been denied in law and practice in Burma (Myanmar), despite several years of strong criticism by the ILO supervisory bodies. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and its affiliate, the Federation of Trade Unions – Burma (FTUB), call upon the Governing Body of […]

October 11, 2011  •  By International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤