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Posts Tagged ‘Accountability’ (6 found)

Call for an International Legally Binding Instrument on Human Rights, Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

We, the undersigned organisations, Concerned about the continuing abuses and violations of human rights occurring all over the world which directly or indirectly engage the responsibility of business enterprises; Concerned also that such abusive conduct often disproportionately impacts women, who comprise the majority of workers in the most vulnerable sectors, peasants, indigenous peoples, persons living […]

December 2, 2013  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PHR Documents Systematic Patterns of Anti-Muslim Violence in Burma

New Report Shows Government’s Failure to Protect Muslims From Widespread Attacks

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today released a report documenting the recent wave of violence against Muslims throughout Burma, whose government has created a culture of impunity for the violators and has failed to protect the Muslim minority.

The report details a number of serious human rights violations that have taken place over the last two years, which have resulted in the displacement of nearly 250,000 people and the destruction of more than 10,000 homes, scores of mosques, and a dozen monasteries […]

August 20, 2013  •  By Physicians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Rule of law still evades Myanmar 25 years after uprising

[Video] Since the inception of a semi-civilian government in Myanmar, in 2011, reform has been a recurring theme of discussion. On the 25th anniversary of pro-democracy protests, Ali Fowle reports from Yangon on rule of law in the country […]

August 14, 2013  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Fallen Heroes and Heroines of 8888 Must Be Honored With Accountability

8907-Women_Protest02 The week of 8888 Silver Jubilee has passed, with many commitments made for the future. Among the many commemorations of 8888 Silver Jubilee, this year Rangoon saw the largest public 8888 anniversary gathering in history with more than 4,000 activists from 88 generation forces and politicians from across the country, border areas and exile, leaders of ethnic armed groups, political parties, farmers, workers, and civil society representatives from different areas of the country as well as from exile attending the ceremony. After two days of open and lively discussions and deliberations on this special event initiated by 88 Generation Peace and Open Society and organized by various 88 generation and young generation activist groups, a crowd of 20,000 people quickly filled up the hall in the morning of 8 August and spilled out into the entrance of the hall to watch the event on a live television screen. Everyone remembers and, for the new generation, wants to remember the historical movement for democracy 25 years ago and the military regime’s brutal crackdown on countrywide mass demonstrations that killed as many as 3,000 peaceful protesters […]

August 12, 2013  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thein Sein Should Come Clean On Role In Crushing 88 Uprising

On the 25th anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising in 1988, Burma Campaign UK is calling on President Thein Sein to reveal the exact role he played in suppressing the uprising. Thousands of students and protestors died when the military and security forces crushed the uprising […]

August 7, 2013  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Justice for 1988 Massacres

Burma’s President Thein Sein should commit to an independent investigation and fair prosecutions of officials and commanders responsible for the mass killings of pro-democracy protesters 25 years ago. Burma’s friends and donors should make clear that genuine reform in Burma means ensuring justice for victims of the 1988 massacres and other serious human rights violations […]

August 6, 2013  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤