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Posts Tagged ‘International Human Rights Day’ (13 found)

Burma’s NHRC: Cheerleader for the Regime

On Saturday, the world celebrated International Human Rights Day. However, in Burma, this anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Human Rights marked yet another year without any improvement in the human rights situation of the people.

The newly formed National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) used the occasion to release a statement praising the regime’s commitment to human rights.

In its statement, the NHRC referred to the importance of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. The NHRC is right these two texts are of high importance. In fact, they are of such importance that, if the NHRC was an independent effective human rights body, it would have surely called on the regime to ratify these two fundamental instruments […]

December 12, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by Myanmar National Human Rights Commission on International Human Rights Day

The atrocities committed during the Second World War and resultant large-scale violations of human rights shocked and galvanized the world community into embarking on serious efforts to create a world organization […]

December 10, 2011  •  By Myanmar National Human Rights Commission  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Demonstration at Chinese Embassy to Mark International Human Right Day

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) will join Burmese and North Korean exiled communities on 10 December in a protest outside the Chinese Embassy in London to mark International Human Rights Day.

Burma and North Korea have two of the worst human rights records in the world. The protest in London, from 12noon until 1pm, will call for China to use its influence with both regimes to pressure them to stop perpetrating crimes against humanity against their citizens. China is a key source of economic, political and diplomatic support to the regimes in North Korea and Burma, and therefore has significant influence in the region […]

December 9, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤