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Posts Tagged ‘British Government’ (24 found)

Calls for DFID Burma Census Inquiry Top 1,000

More than a thousand people have written to Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, calling for an inquiry into why the Department for International Development (DFID) spent 10m on Burma’s disastrous census earlier this year. DFID has not yet responded to these calls […]

June 30, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Wins Appeal against Decision to Keep Burma Army Training Details Secret

Burma Campaign UK has been notified by the British Ministry of Defence that we have won our appeal against a decision not to release course materials used on the course which the Burmese Army is taking part in.

However, the Ministry of Defence has still not provided all materials used on the course, despite admitting that we are entitled to it […]

June 26, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women From Burma Delegation Speaks In British Parliament

A delegation of women from Burma will speak at a meeting in the British Parliament today. They will be speaking about the ongoing use of rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army, as well as the situation in Kachin State highlighting the ongoing military offensive and humanitarian assistance for IDPs, Karen and Shan State, refugees return, the peace process and new laws restricting freedom of autonomy to choose the religion and women’s rights […]

June 17, 2014  •  By Women's League of Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Thai Industry Commits to Support Bail Out

On Wed. 18th June at 9am, British migrant rights activist Andy Hall,
who campaigns to improve conditions for migrant workers in Thailand,
will be escorted from Bangna police station, Bangna district, Bangkok
by police officers to meet officials at the Prakanong Public Prosecutors Office, Bangkok to learn the public prosecutor?s decision whether the latest criminal charges filed against him by Natural Fruit Co. Ltd. will be ordered prosecuted at Prakanong district court […]

June 16, 2014  •  By Finnwatch  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Pressure is Working

Dear friend

There has just been a success in our campaign to help end rape and sexual violence by the Burmese Army.

The Burmese government has just become the 150th country to sign the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The declaration contains practical and political commitments to end impunity, promote accountability, and provide justice and safety for victims of sexual violence in conflicts […]

June 9, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

British Government Backs Burma Political Prisoner Review Mechanism

Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire MP has backed ‘a comprehensive and transparent mechanism’ to review cases of political prisoners in Burma. He voiced his support in a letter responding to letters from the public about political prisoners in Burma […]

April 25, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Women From Burma Delegation Speak In British Parliament

A delegation of women from Burma spoke in the British Parliament today about ongoing human rights abuses, aid, and the political situation in Burma. (Picture attached) The delegation of three women are on a ten day visit to the UK. The delegation consists of Jessica Nhkum from Kachin Women’s Association Thailand, Rosalinn Zahau from Chin […]

April 1, 2014  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Kachin Community Demands Stronger Action from the British Government

Representatives of the Kachin community today will address members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Democracy in Burma in the British Parliament. They will discuss the situation in Kachin State including the human rights and humanitarian crisis, and demand stronger action from the British government to help the Kachin people […]

November 22, 2012  •  By Kachin National Organization  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges British Prime Minister to Press for Peace Process and Political Dialogue with Ethnic Nationalities During Visit to Burma

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed the announcement that British Prime Minister David Cameron will make a historic visit to Burma later this week, to meet Burma’s President Thein Sein and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi […]

April 10, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes Foreign Secretary’s Call for Release of Political Prisoners While Recognising “Momentum for Change” in Burma

As the Foreign Secretary William Hague concludes his visit to Burma today, Christian Solidarity Worldwide welcomes his assessment that although there is “momentum for change” in Burma, that “much more is needed to be done” before EU sanctions are lifted […]

January 6, 2012  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤