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Burma Campaign New Zealand welcomes the New Zealand Government’s endorsement of a Commission of Inquiry on Burma

The Burma Campaign New Zealand applauds the New Zealand Government for their decision to support the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.

New Zealand joins the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary in publicly supporting the proposal for an investigation into crimes against humanity in Burma […]

September 21, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign New Zealand  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Netherlands Supports UN Burma Crimes Inquiry

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed Netherlands backing for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

The expression of support was in response to a draft Resolution in the Netherlands Parliament calling on the government to support an Inquiry, and also work for the establishment of an Inquiry to be included in the forthcoming UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma […]

September 21, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Council holds General Debate on Human Rights Situations that require the Council’s attention

[…]JEAN-BAPTISTE MATTEI (France) In Burma, 1,200 prisoners were still not liberated. Human rights were still systematically violated and France expressed its support for the Special Rapporteur’s recommendation to establish an international commission of inquiry.[…]

September 17, 2010  •  By United Nations Human Rights Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thai AICHR Rep Calls for ‘Open Doors’ in Burma

The Burmese military government should accept the UN’s proposed Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma if the regime wants to prove it has transparency, said a Thai representative at an Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) […]

September 13, 2010  •  By The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada is to support UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Canadian Friends of Burma has learned that the Government of Canada is to support a UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma, according to a spokesperson to the Canadian Foreign Minister.

“Canada supports both the UN Special Rapporteur’s work on human rights abuses in Burma, and the idea of a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses by the Burmese regime,” said Ms. Catherine Loubier, a spokesperson, quoting Minister Lawrence Cannon […]

September 3, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Democrats call for UN commission of inquiry on Burma

Canada should add its support for the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry into alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed by the military regime in Burma, says New Democrat Leader Jack Layton (Toronto-Danforth).

“Canadians have spoken out against human rights violations in Burma – from political repression and forced displacement of civilians to sexual violence, torture and murder,” said Layton. “Violating human rights has been used systematically and with impunity by the Burmese junta and it’s time to establish a UN Commission of Inquiry” […]

August 31, 2010  •  By New Democratic Party of Canada  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Silence on Burma inquiry raises eyebrows

The US is the latest country to come out in support of a UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes.

While a growing number of countries, most recently the United States, have voiced their support for a United Nation commission of inquiry into the human rights abuses in Burma, opposition critics and pro-Burma groups are questioning Canada’s silence […]

August 25, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. supports creation of U.N. commission of inquiry into war crimes in Burma

The Obama administration decided Tuesday to support the creation of a United Nations commission of inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma, a sign of a tougher U.S. policy against a regime long accused of murdering and raping its political foes […]

August 18, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Upholding the Responsibility to Protect in Burma/Myanmar


The situation in Burma/Myanmar remains grave. With elections scheduled for 7 November 2010 international attention on the country has increased. Such attention, and any policy action taken, must focus not only on the goal of democratic transition, and concerns about the regimes nuclear collaboration with North Korea, but also on the plight of Burma’s ethnic minorities who continue to suffer atrocities at the hands of the government. These atrocities may rise to the level of crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing – crimes states committed themselves to protect populations from at the 2005 World Summit, as described in the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect policy brief dated 4 March 2010, “Applying the Responsibility to Protect to Burma/Myanmar[…]

August 16, 2010  •  By Global Centre For The Responsibility To Protect  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Webpage About Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

The US Campaign for Burma has launched a new feature page, “Stop Burma’s Crimes against Humanity“, on their website.

The webpage is an important source of information regarding crimes against humanity in Burma and the international campaign. […]

June 30, 2010  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤