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Crimes Against Humanity (128 found)

Burma: Halt Indiscriminate Attacks in Kachin State

The Burmese army appears to have indiscriminately shelled the town of Laiza in northern Burma’s Kachin State in violation of the laws of war, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch urged the government to allow humanitarian agencies access to tens of thousands of ethnic Kachin displaced […]

January 18, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Myanmar: Protect Civilians Caught in the Kachin State Conflict, Investigate Attacks

Myanmar must take all possible steps to avoid civilian casualties in Kachin state, Amnesty International said after three people were killed in air strikes which were reportedly carried out by the armed forces in the region […]

January 15, 2013  •  By Amnesty International  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Organizations/Civil Society Groups Call for Investigation into Burma Army’s War Crimes in Laiza

We, the undersigned Kachin organisations, wish to express our grave concern over the widespread human rights violations being committed by the Burmese army against Kachin civilians, including the ongoing indiscriminate shelling of residential areas of Laiza, which recently led to the death of three civilians aged between 14 and 65, and injury of four others […]

January 15, 2013  •  By Kachin civil society groups  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Deaths A War Crime – Thousands More In Danger

Burma Campaign UK today called on the British government and United States to adopt a much more robust approach with the government of Burma in order to persuade President Thein Sein to halt Burmese Army attacks against the ethnic Kachin minority in Burma […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Calls For International Action to Pressure Burmese Government to Stop Attacks in Kachin State

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has called for international action following the Burma Army’s bombardment of Laiza, on the China-Burma border, in which three civilians, including a 76 year-old Christian pastor and a 15 year-old boy, were killed and four others injured […]

January 14, 2013  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Community Must Act to End Atrocities by Thein Sein’s Government

First use of airstrikes in twenty years brings fears of increased civilian fatalities and human rights abuses

The international community should act immediately to ensure that Thein Sein’s government stops military attacks and human rights abuses in Kachin State, the Women’s League of Burma said today. The international community should also provide humanitarian aid and impose an arms embargo on Thein Sein’s government […]

January 8, 2013  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein Prosecution Raised In UK Parliament

Lord Alton of Liverpool has asked the British government whether it might be possible to arrest Thein Sein for human rights abuses if he goes ahead with a planned visit to the UK early next year.

The UK applies universal jurisdiction for the use of torture, but only under certain limited conditions […]

December 7, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Commission Recognises Kachin Abuses

Burma’s national human rights commission (MNHRC) has accused the army of committing serious abuses against civilians in Kachin state, in the wake of a five-day mission of inquiry to the conflict-torn region […]

August 7, 2012  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Launch of “Uncertain Ground: Landmine Use in Eastern Burma”

Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) today released a major new report documenting the continued challenges posed by widespread use of landmines in eastern Burma and called for urgent humanitarian mine action that addresses the priorities and concerns […]

May 22, 2012  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

KIO Chairman’s Letter to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The KIO Central Committee of the Kachin People in Burma, would like to express its deep appreciation to the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon for the historic steps taken during his visit to Burma, April, 29, 2012 to May, 1, 2012. During that time, the Secretary General met with […]

May 15, 2012  •  By Kachin Independence Organization  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤