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Crimes Against Humanity (128 found)

New Report On Crimes Against Humanity Against Rohingyas Strengthens Case For UN Inquiry

The Burma Campaign UK today welcomed a new report – Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas – published by the Irish Centre for Human Rights […]

June 23, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Renews Calls for UN Inquiry into Burma’s Crimes Against Humanity on Aung San Suu Kyi’s 65th Birthday

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) is marking the 65th birthday of Burma’s democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi by renewing its call for the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry, to investigate crimes against humanity and war crimes in Burma. CSW is also calling for a universal arms embargo on the regime […]

June 17, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Council holds General debate on Human Rights situations that require the Council’s attention

Thank you, Mr. President. The United States appreciates the opportunity to bring to the Council’s attention the following country specific situations:
• In Burma, the grim human rights situation documented for us in March by Special Rapporteur Ojea Quintana remains grim.[…]

June 8, 2010  •  By US Ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Court May Define Aggression as Crime

More than 100 nations, contingents of human-rights groups and lawyers from around the globe, will begin a meeting on Monday in Kampala, Uganda, tackling issues that could fundamentally expand the power of international law.[…]

May 30, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

European Parliament – EU Must Support Burma Crimes Investigation, Free Elections ‘Impossible’

The European Parliament today unanimously passed a strong resolution on Burma, stating that election laws make free elections ‘impossible’ and the new constitution will ‘maintain a dictatorship in a civilian guise’.

The European Parliament also called EU member states to support the recommendation by the UN Special Rapporteur on Burma for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma […]

May 20, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Czech Supports UN War Crimes Inquiry on Burma

The Czech Republic has become the third country to back the recommendation made by UN human rights Special Rapporteur on Burma, Tomas Ojea Quintana, that the UN Security Council examine setting up a Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma […]

April 8, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Army Shoots Five-Month Old Baby in Attack on Karen Village

On 22nd March a five month old baby boy, a five year old girl, and a 37 year old woman were killed in an attack by the Burmese Army on Khaw Hta village, Kler Lwe Htoo District (Nyaung Lin Bin District in Burmese), Karen State.

According to a local villager, Burmese Army Battalion 369 entered the village at 4.30pm and opened fire without warning, shooting at any villager in sight and firing into villager’s homes, […]

March 25, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Government Supports Burma Regime Referral to International Criminal Court

The Burma Campaign UK today warmly welcomed a statement by the British government that it would support the United Nations Security Council referring Burma to the International Criminal Court.

The statement was made on 24th March by H.E. Mr. Mark Lyall Grant, UK Representative to the United Nations, after a meeting of the United Nations Security Council about the situation in Burma […]

March 25, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Letter to UNHRC Member States

A letter from the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative Asean Network on Burma (ALTSEAN), the Burma Lawyers’ Council (BLC), and the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to endorse the conclusions and recommendations put forward by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, Professor Tomas Quintana, in his latest report to the Council on March 15, 2010 […]

March 23, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma, Burma Lawyers Council, International Federation for Human Rights, International Trade Union Confederation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Burma Human Rights Expert Backs UN Commission Of Inquiry Into Abuses

The Burma Campaign UK today warmly welcomed a recommendation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, that the UN consider establishing a Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

The unprecedented recommendation came in an advance unedited version of his report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, which has been published on their website. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤