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Posts Tagged ‘Altsean-Burma’ (107 found)

Oral Statement Prepared for the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Burma in 19th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council

FIDH and and its member organization Altsean-Burma welcome the report by the Special Rapporteur and his emphasis on the situation political prisoners, institutional reforms, and accountability for gross human rights violations […]

March 12, 2012  •  By International Federation for Human Rights and Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Alain Juppé, Minister of Foreign Affairs of France, Regarding Justice and Accountability and Democratic Reform in Burma

Dear Mr Minister,

We have the honour of writing to you before your upcoming visit to Burma. We urge you to use this valuable opportunity to press the Burmese authorities to: release all political prisoners and ensure their freedom to participate in the political transition; repeal oppressive legislation; cease military offensives in ethnic areas and grant greater unfettered access to humanitarian groups; and
prioritize justice and accountability for past and on-going human rights abuses in the country […]

January 10, 2012  •  By International Federation for Human Rights, French League for Human Rights, Altsean-Burma and Info-Birmanie  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

All Political Prisoners should be Freed Immediately

The Burmese government is continuing its public relations game which has delivered little substantive change by refusing to honor previous promises to release all political prisoners […]

January 6, 2012  •  By International Federation for Human Rights and Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Parliament – A Tool for Institutionalized Oppression

Despite the regime’s claim that an elected legislature was a crucial step towards the emergence of its “discipline-flourishing democracy,” the Parliament turned out to be the regime’s key tool for institutionalizing oppression.

The pro-regime Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP)-dominated Parliament refused to repeal the draconian laws that provided the basis for the imprisonment of several thousand political prisoners in recent years […]

November 28, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Economy: Mismanagement as Usual

Contrary to the regime’s rhetoric of substantial economic reform, the Burmese economy remains hostage to the same oppressive and misguided economic policies that have stunted its development for decades.

The military continues to control the bulk of the budget, with no improvement in transparency. The regime also maintains a dual exchange rate system in order to siphon off funds into private accounts, starving the national budget of official revenue and inflating the fiscal deficit […]

November 4, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Piecemeal Releases of Political Prisoners do not Demonstrate Genuine Commitment to Necessary Reforms

The release this week of an estimated 220 political prisoners in Burma comes as a relief to their families and colleagues, but again fall far short of a key benchmark for reconciliation and genuine transition to democracy, namely the unconditional and immediate release of all remaining political prisoners and the cessation of military attacks on civilians,

October 14, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Regime Does it Again: Political Prisoners Remain in Jail

On 12 October, Burma’s regime released 6,359 prisoners from jails across the country. However, only 220 political prisoners were among those released.

The regime’s routine mass releases of prisoners haven’t resulted in the release of significant numbers of political prisoners. Political prisoners have accounted for about 1% of the prisoners freed by the regime during mass amnesties […]

October 14, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Serious International Crimes Continue in Burma Under ‘New’ Regime

Since Thein Sein took office as Burma’s President on 30 March, the regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Reports of serious international crimes have increased significantly in line with the escalation of the ongoing Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin, Shan, and Karen States […]

October 13, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Post-election Burma: Impunity still reigns, women and children more vulnerable to crimes

Since the 7 November elections, Burma’s regime has continued to perpetrate crimes against humanity and war crimes with total impunity. Reports of serious international crimes have increased significantly in line with the escalation of the ongoing Tatmadaw offensives in Kachin, Shan, and Karen States […]

July 19, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to ASEAN: Combat impunity and support a Commission of Inquiry into international crimes in Burma

Your Excellencies,

On the eve of the 44th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (Altsean-Burma) and the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) strongly call on your government to support the creation of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into ongoing international crimes in Burma, as recommended by the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Burma, Mr Tomás Ojea Quintana […]

July 14, 2011  •  By Altsean-Burma, Forum-Asia and International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤