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Posts Tagged ‘Altsean-Burma’ (107 found)

Week 2: 2010 Election Watch (16-22 March)


  • The SPDC Election Commission issued the Political Parties Registration Bylaws. According to the Bylaws, political parties will have to pay 300,000 kyat (US$300) to register while each candidate will be charged 500,000 kyat (US$500). Each candidate will have a 10 million kyat (US$10,000) limit for campaign expenditures. […]
  • March 24, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  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 ➤

Week 1: 2010 Election Watch (9-15 March)


  • The SPDC enacted five election laws. The SPDC Election Commission Law stated that the junta would handpick the new Election Commission (EC). The junta appointed a 17-member EC. The majority of the members are retired civil servants who served under the junta. The EC chairman Thein Soe is a former Major General who served as a military judge.[…]
  • March 17, 2010  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Aung San Suu Kyi must be released immediately; Supreme Court’s decision on her house arrest another travesty of justice

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) strongly condemn the decision by Burma to reject Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s appeal against the extension of her house arrest. FIDH and Altsean-Burma consider this latest development as another proof of the regime’s disinterest in engaging in true democratic […]

March 1, 2010  •  By International Federation for Human Rights,Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

2010 Elections: A Recipe for Continued Conflict

A briefer that shows how the regime’s preparations for the 2010 elections have already had serious human security impacts on the region – increased crimes against humanity and escalated armed conflict causing 43,800 refugees to cross over into China and Thailand within the last 3 months. It also outlines the serious flaws in the 2008 Constitution that will intensify the root causes of conflict that has plagued Burma. […]

October 1, 2009  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

International Crimes Committed in Burma: The Urgent Need for a Commission of Inquiry

A paper arguing that there must be a UN Security Council Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes being committed by the military regime in Burma. […]

August 1, 2009  •  By Altsean-Burma, Burma Lawyers Council, International Federation of Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Will ASEAN Fail to Confront the SPDC Again?

A briefer that covers the SPDC actions between March and September 2009 and recommends that ASEAN pressure the SPDC to adopt the recommendations contained in the Burmese pro-democracy movement’s “Proposal for National Reconciliation”; address and resolve the Rohingya problem; release Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and all political prisoners; and stop human rights abuses and […]

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