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Posts Tagged ‘Burma Campaign UK’ (250 found)

Women In Burma Need International Support

By Zoya Phan

An outside observer of Burmese politics might assume women in Burma have made progress towards equality in a way that hasn’t happened in many countries.

Aung San Suu Kyi, the general secretary of the National League for Democracy, for example, leads the democracy movement, and she’s one of the most admired politicians in the world […]

March 8, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Regime Ignores EU Calls For Reform: Sanctions Must Remain – New Briefing Paper from Burma Campaign UK

Burma’s dictatorship has not met key EU demands for reform, and so sanctions must remain in place, according to the findings of a new policy briefing paper published by Burma Campaign UK […]

March 3, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Campaign UK Welcomes Increase in UK Aid to Burma

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed what will amount to a doubling of UK aid to Burma. News of the increase was reported by The Independent today. Burma Campaign UK has been lobbying the British government to continue increasing aid to Burma, which was a commitment of the previous Labour government, and which had been supported by the Conservative Party and Liberal Democrats while in opposition […]

February 14, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Global Day of Action for 34 Resistance Fighters From Burma in Indian Jail

Demonstration for 34 at the High Commission of India in London38 organisations in 18 countries are taking part in a global day of action in support of 34 resistance fighters from Burma who are currently being held in an Indian jail. The 34 are threatened with deportation back to Burma, where they would very likely face arrest, torture and imprisonment […]

February 11, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Regime Rejects 16 Requests at UN For Crimes Investigations

Burma’s dictatorship has rejected 16 separate proposals made at the United Nations Human Rights Council, calling on the dictatorship to respect international law and investigate breaches of international law […]

February 10, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU Must Maintain Burma Sanctions

Burma Campaign UK today called on members of the European Union to maintain targeted sanctions on Burma, following the release of a policy statement on sanctions by the National League for Democracy (NLD).

The European Union has a ‘Common Decision’ on Burma foreign policy, which has to be renewed every April. Some European countries, including Italy and Germany, are believed to favour relaxing some sanctions […]

February 8, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Rubber Stamp Parliament Can’t Hold Government To Account

As Burma’s new Parliament convenes for the first time, Burma Campaign UK today called on the international community not to be fooled by cosmetic changes by Burma’s dictatorship.

“This Parliament is packed with soldiers, ex-soldiers, pro-regime parties, corrupt businessmen and stooges,” said Zoya Phan, Campaigns Manager at Burma Campaign UK. “The tiny number of genuine pro-democracy MPs are massively outnumbered, but even if they were in the majority, they still couldn’t bring human rights and democracy to Burma, as the Parliament doesn’t have real power, the military does” […]

January 31, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Briefing No. 7: Support for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry

This briefing details the growing international support for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma […]

January 13, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Karen Villagers Still Fleeing Post-Election Attacks By Burmese Army

On the same day UN Burma envoy Vijay Nambiar visited Rangoon, the Burmese Army fired mortar bombs at a civilian village in Karen State, breaking international law.

Thousands of ethnic Karen have fled a new Burmese Army military offensive in Karen State, along the Thailand Burma border, in the past two weeks […]

November 28, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Aung San Suu Kyi Released – 1 Down, 2,202 To Go

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, but warned that the release should not be interpreted as a sign that democratic reform is on the way. Burma Campaign UK also called for the immediate release of 2,202 political prisoners who remain in detention […]

November 13, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤