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Crimes Against Humanity (128 found)

Over 30,000 Displaced by Burma Army Attacks Face Humanitarian Crisis in Northern Shan State

Numbers of villagers fleeing Burma Army atrocities have soared to over 30,000 during recent intensified attacks against the Shan State Army North (SSA-N), causing a dire humanitarian crisis in northern Shan State […]

August 10, 2011  •  By Shan Women's Action Network and Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Must Take Lead to Secure UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma, Says TUC

The TUC is today calling on the UK Government to take the lead in securing consensus for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity by the regime in Burma. The EU is currently drafting the UN General Assembly resolution on Burma which is an excellent opportunity […]

August 2, 2011  •  By Trades Union Congress  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Back Burma Crimes Inquiry At UN General Assembly

Burma Campaign UK today publishes an updated and expanded Briefing Paper – UN General Assembly and Crimes in Burma – highlighting how the UN General Assembly has failed to establish a UN Commission of Inquiry which could help reduce human rights abuses in Burma […]

July 25, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Army Kills Civilian in Mortar Attack on Village

A Burmese Army attack on a civilian village in Karen State, Burma, has killed one civilian and injured two others, including a seven year old boy. By deliberately targeting civilians in the attacks, Thein Sein’s regime has broken international law […]

June 13, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

President Aquino Should Lead Move to Probe Burma

By Patrick Pierce

President Benigno Aquino III, whose father fought and died at the hands of Ferdinand Marcos’ military dictatorship and whose late mother was the leader and inspiration of the People Power uprising that re-established civilian rule and political freedom for Filipinos, should know what the people of neighboring Burma are going through. Despite recent elections and the release of Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest, Burma’s military still controls political life.

Former military officers have formed the post-election government. Parliament is dominated by the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party. A quarter of legislators consist of active military officers. The military and those who led the dictatorship remain unaccountable to any independent civilian authority and continue to commit massive violations of civil and political as well as economic and social human rights with impunity […]

June 9, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ျမန္မာ့အေရး ေကာ္မရွင္ဖြဲ႕စုံစမ္းဖို႔ UPR မွာလူ႔အခြင့္အေရးအဖြဲ႕ေတြ ေတာင္းဆုိ

UPR လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္လို႔ ေခၚတဲ့ ကုလသမဂၢ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး ေကာင္စီရဲ႕ ႏိုင္ငံအလိုက္ လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေန ပံုမွန္သံုးသပ္မႈ ေဆြးေႏြးပဲြမွာ ဒီကေန႔ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံကိစၥကို ေဆြးေႏြးပါတယ္။ ပါ၀င္ေဆြးေႏြးခဲ့ၾကတဲ့ လူမႈ လူ႕အဖဲြ႕အစည္းေတြကေတာ့ လက္ရိွ UPR လုပ္ငန္းစဥ္ဟာ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံက လူ႕အခြင့္အေရး အေျခအေနဆိုးေတြကို ဟန္႔တားႏိုင္ဖို႔ ထိေရာက္မႈ မရိွဘူးလို႔ သံုးသပ္ၿပီး ျမန္မာ့အေရးအတြက္ ကုလသမဂၢ စံုစမ္းစစ္ေဆးေရး ေကာ္မရွင္တရပ္ ဖဲြ႕ေရးကိုသာ တညီတည္း ေတာင္းဆိုခဲ့ၾကပါတယ္ […]

June 8, 2011  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

KNU Statement on the Use of Karen Civilians for Forced Labor and as Human Shield by Burma Army

Though the leading members of the Burma government have shed their military uniforms for a civilian image and rule, treatment of the ethnic civilians by the Burma Army troops is the same as it has been under the military rule. As before, the Burma Army troops continue to perpetrate widespread […]

May 26, 2011  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement of the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar

This is the final day of my mission to Thailand which began on 16 May 2011. I visited Chiang Mai, Mae Hong Son and Bangkok this time in my efforts to gather information about the situation inside Myanmar where I have not been able to visit. This information is important for preparation of my next report to the UN General Assembly later this year […]

May 23, 2011  •  By Tomas Ojea Quintana  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement By 20 Members Of The European Burma Network On The Crisis In Shan State

On 13th March 2011 the dictatorship in Burma broke a 22 year long ceasefire agreement with the Shan State Army – North. 3,500 Burmese Army soldiers took part in a military offensive in north-central Shan State, an area with a population of 100,000 […]

May 18, 2011  •  By Members of the European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Members of U.S. Congress Call On President Obama to Lead Establishment of International Commission of Inquiry in Burma

The U. S. Campaign for Burma (USCB), a Washington, DC-based grassroots organization campaigning to end crimes against humanity and the culture of impunity in the Southeast Asian country of Burma, today welcomes the call made by Members of U.S. Congress, urging President Obama to “redouble the United States efforts, at the highest levels, to establish the (UN) Commission (of Inquiry)”. A bi-partisan group of 31 Members of the House of Representatives made their call in the letter they sent to President Obama on April 28, 2011 […]

May 3, 2011  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤