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Posts Tagged ‘European Burma Network’ (14 found)

NLD-led government must act to end Rohingya crisis

Members of the European Burma Network (EBN) call upon the new government of Burma to act swiftly to start to address the Rohingya crisis in Burma/Myanmar […]

April 6, 2016  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

55 Organisations Worldwide Call for Action for Peace on Kachin Anniversary

Three years ago today, the Burma Army broke a 17-year ceasefire with the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and unleashed a major new military offensive against the Kachin people. Since 9 June 2011, over 120,000 Kachin people have been displaced, forced to flee their homes. At least 200 villages have been destroyed. A humanitarian emergency unfolded, with a desperate need for shelter, food and medical care. As the Kachin Peace Talk Creation Group has said, “the impact of the war this time has been enormous. Many have lost land, plantations […]

June 9, 2014  •  By 55 Organisations Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Adequate Security and Assistance Needed Before Refugees Return

Members of the European Burma Network are deeply concerned that refugees from Burma living in camps in Thailand are being pressured to return to Burma prematurely because of cuts in aid […]

May 20, 2014  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

One Year on From Meiktila Violence – Hate Speech Unchallenged – Prejudice To Become Law

A year on from anti-Muslim violence in Meiktila, members of the European Burma Network express their deep concern that not only does hate-speech remain largely unchallenged within Burma, but prejudicial laws proposed by those promoting hatred against Muslims have been endorsed by the President, and are likely to become law. Those displaced by anti-Muslim violence in Meiktila remain in camps, unable to return home. The failure to tackle anti-Muslim prejudice means it […]

March 27, 2014  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Census Should Be Postponed – European Burma Network

Members of the European Burma Network call upon the government of Burma, the United Nations Population Fund, and international donors, to postpone the upcoming census on Burma. We believe that carrying out the census at the current time will exacerbate ethnic and religious tensions in the country […]

March 25, 2014  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Human Rights Council Burma Resolution must not Drop Demands for Action

The content of the next United Nations Human Rights Council Resolution on Burma is currently being discussed by the European Union. Members of the European Burma Network call upon European Union members to ensure the Resolution continues to highlight ongoing human rights abuses in Burma, and continues to call for action by the government of Burma to end these abuses […]

March 10, 2014  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement From Members Of The European Burma Network

Members of the European Burma Network express their deep concern at reports of further massacres of members of the Rohingya ethnic group in Burma. The report by the United Nations that at least 48 Rohingya men women and children have been killed, and that police were involved, provides yet more evidence that the current approach by both the government of Burma and the European Union to address ongoing abuses against the Rohingya is failing […]

February 3, 2014  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

No End in Sight For Political Prisoners in Burma – Permanent Review Mechanism Needed

Members of the European Burma Network today call for the establishment of a permanent independent review mechanism to address the ongoing problem of political prisoners in Burma.

The release of hundreds of political prisoners in the past three years has been long overdue and is very welcome. However, it is now clear that despite government claims that all political prisoners have been released, many people remain in jail because of their political activities, ethnicity or religion […]

January 16, 2014  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Is Germany Siding With Burma To Downplay Human Rights Abuses?

Members of the European Burma Network today called on Germany to come clean over whether it is working behind the scenes to have Burma downgraded as a priority for the United Nations Human Rights Council. The European Burma Network which brings together advocacy organisations working for human rights and democracy in Burma […]

February 20, 2013  •  By Members of European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Should Re-Introduce Visa Ban on Military

We, the undersigned members and observers of the European Burma Network, condemn the ongoing attacks on the Kachin people and call on the international community to put pressure on President Thein Sein and the Burmese Army to immediately end the military offensive in Northern Burma and allow access to humanitarian aid for internally displaced persons […]

January 21, 2013  •  By European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤