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Burma’s State Protection Law: An Analysis of the Broadest Law in the World

By Burma Lawyers Council  •  December 1, 2001

Any legislation or actions taken in the name of state protection must conform with international human rights standards. The military government in Burma, unfortunately, betrays a staggering contempt for such standards. The Burmese junta’s legislation is only used to quash the principles of basic human rights, to perpetuate military rule and to terrorize the country’s citizens.

This publication proves that even the global war against terrorism cannot in any way justify the existence of Burma’s State Protection Law. Nevertheless, it makes one thing very clear, namely that basic human rights must not be violated in the attempts to draw up broad anti-terrorism bills.

Download the analysis here.

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