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Posts Tagged ‘US Campaign for Burma’ (43 found)

Press Release: US Government Needs to Step Up to Avert Growing Humanitarian Disaster of Rohingya Refugees

(Washington DC, May 18, 2015) – Today, US Campaign for Burma calls on the U.S. government to take leadership in providing immediate humanitarian assistance to the Rohingya refugees as well as putting effective pressure on the Burmese government to end its systemic ethnic cleansing program of the Rohingya […]

May 18, 2015  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

USCB Demands Burma Cease All Violence on Protestors; Urges U.S. Government to Investigate Regime-backed Actions of Brutality and Suppression Against Protestors

(Washington DC, March 11, 2015) – Today, March 11, 2015, U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) demands an end to the violence exerted on protesting students in Rangoon and Letpadan, and calls for an international investigation on the Burmese regime’s actions on citizens who assemble and protest peacefully […]

March 12, 2015  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Report Card Scores US Companies Investing in Burma

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, US Campaign for Burma (USCB) released the first edition of its Report Card: US Companies Investing in Burma. The Report Card analyzes whether US companies are transparently complying with the US State Department’s Responsible Investment Reporting Requirements, conducting due diligence, and responsibly managing their investments on the ground […]

June 5, 2014  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release: IFC Should Postpone Burma Investment

(Washington, D.C) – US Campaign for Burma (USCB) calls on the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to ensure that IFC investments in Burma are oriented toward poverty alleviation, and to prioritize safeguards and transparency. Three out of the IFC’s five projects in Burma involve the construction of upscale hotels, and the most recently proposed IFC project will excuse the Burmese client, Yoma Bank, from implementing basic due diligence and safeguards […]

May 27, 2014  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Obama Renews Burma Investment Sanctions

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, President Obama continued the national emergency with respect to Burma. This follows the call for renewal from U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) and 28 other human rights organizations on May 6 (see letter here) […]

May 16, 2014  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Obama Must Renew Burma Investment Sanctions

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, the U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB), along with 28 other human rights organizations, called on President Obama to continue the national emergency with respect to Burma. The national emergency provides the authority for the ban of U.S. investment in the Burmese military and the authority for the Reporting Requirements for Responsible Investment in Burma. This authority is set to expire this month. Last week, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom also pressed for the renewal of the national emergency […]

May 6, 2014  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Press Release: Japan Must Postpone Thilawa SEZ Financing Until Forced Displacement Reviewed

Development project near Rangoon funded by Japanese government and Japanese auto manufacturers built on forced displacement and land confiscation

(Washington, D.C., April 1, 2014) – The U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) strongly condemns the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for failing to responsibly manage its investment in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) outside Rangoon. JICA should not proceed with loan disbursement on April 10 as planned until proper due diligence is performed and impacted communities are provided with resettlement agreements that meet international standards […]

April 1, 2014  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

USCB Welcomes Introduction of The Burma Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2013

Today, the U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) welcomes the U.S. Senate’s introduction of The Burma Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2013. The bipartisan measure introduced by Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Bob Corker (R-TN) would prohibit most U.S. military assistance to the Burmese military unless concrete steps are taken to address human rights abuses and constitutional reform […]

December 20, 2013  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Obama: Urge Burma To Stop New Political Arrests

Today, the U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB), along with 41 other human rights organizations, expressed concern that the Burmese government is continuing to arrest political prisoners/prisoners of conscience at alarmingly high rates. These arrests blatantly discredit the Burmese government’s claim that all political prisoners will be released by the end of December 2013 […]

December 19, 2013  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Obama to Welcome Burma’s President Thein Sein to White House, Ignores Plight of Ethnic, Religious Minorities

Today the U.S. Campaign for Burma (USCB) expresses its dismay over President Obama’s decision to welcome Burma’s President Thein Sein to the White House on Monday, May 20, 2013, just days after President Thein Sein failed to effectively manage the multiple dangers Rohingya internally displaced persons (IDPs) face from the oncoming […]

May 15, 2013  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤