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EU Should Support Commission of Inquiry on Burma

By International Trade Union Confederation and European Trade Union Confederation  •  April 11, 2011

The ITUC and the ETUC are calling on the European Union to support the holding of a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, when the EU renews its Burma policy on 12 April.

“The Burmese military junta is responsible for appalling crimes over many years.  Europe, and the rest of the international community, should support international moves for a UN Inquiry, to ensure that justice is done on behalf of the victims of the regime’s reign of oppression and violence,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

“There is already significant support within European governments for a UN Inquiry to be launched, and the EU as a whole now needs to fully support it.  Europe needs to take a strong stand and show that the regime cannot continue to act with impunity,” said ETUC General Secretary John Monks.

For more information, please contact the ITUC Press Department on: 32 2 224 02 04 or 32 476 621 018

The ITUC represents 175 million workers in 151 countries and territories and has 305 national affiliates.

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