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2010 Elections (47 found)

Proposal for National Reconciliation

A proposal by the Movement for Democracy and Rights of Ethnic Nationalities, the most broad-based and multi-ethnic union of organizations on how Burma can achieve national reconciliation. An alternative to the military regime’s supposed “Seven-step Roadmap to Democracy”. […]

August 1, 2009  •  By Movement for Democracy and Rights of Ethnic Nationalities  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Dead-End Road to Democracy: Overcoming Roadblocks and Finding Solutions

A paper that presents the position of many democratic groups as to why the election cannot be supported without changes to the SPDC’s flawed 2008 Constitution. The paper also presents solutions offered by the democracy movement. Download the paper.

July 1, 2009  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burmese Constitutional Referendum: Neither Free Nor Fair

The purpose of this report is to analyze whether the SPDC conducted the May 10th constitutional referendum in Burma in accordance with basic international standards for free and fair referendum processes. The report reviews basic standards for constitutional referendums and, using media and other reports, analyzes the administration of the referendum under those standards. The report finds that the referendum was not free or fair, as it was not conducted in accordance with international law or basic democratic standards.

May 11, 2009  •  By The Public International Law & Policy Group  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Shwegondaing Declaration

Statement from the National League for Democracy (NLD) that they will not support the 2010 elections unless the regime meets key benchmarks. […]

April 29, 2009  •  By National League for Democracy  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2008 Myanmar Constitution: Analysis and Assessment

International constitutional scholar, Yash Ghai, presents an analysis of the SPDC’s 2008 Constitution.

December 1, 2008  •  By Yash Ghai  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

2008 Constitution

The full text of the State Peace and Development Council’s (SPDC) 2008 Constitution in English and Burmese.

September 1, 2008  •  By State Peace and Development Council  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Vote to Nowhere: The May 2008 Constitutional Referendum in Burma

A report that shows how the 2008 constitutional referendum was carried out in an environment of severe restrictions on access to information, repressive media restrictions, an almost total ban on freedom of expression, assembly, and association, and the continuing widespread detention of political activists. It highlights government arrests, harassment and attacks on activists opposed to […]

April 30, 2008  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤