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Posts Tagged ‘Canada’ (41 found)

NUPGE presses Ottawa on Burma rights campaign

‘The record of horrific human rights abuses by the military government of Burma is lengthy.’ – James Clancy.

The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is urging the Harper government to support the
call for a United Nations (UN) commission of inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.[…]

August 26, 2010  •  By National Union of Public and General Employees  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Must Support Burma Crimes Inquiry – Protest at Embassy in London

Burma Campaign UK is holding a demonstration at the Canadian Embassy calling on the Canadian government to publicly support a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

Canada has traditionally taken the lead in supporting accountability and respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. It has also been a strong supporter of promoting human rights and democracy in Burma […]

August 25, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Silence on Burma inquiry raises eyebrows

The US is the latest country to come out in support of a UN investigation into human rights abuses and war crimes.

While a growing number of countries, most recently the United States, have voiced their support for a United Nation commission of inquiry into the human rights abuses in Burma, opposition critics and pro-Burma groups are questioning Canada’s silence […]

August 25, 2010  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada responds to release of election date in Burma

[…] While Canada welcomes the Burmese military regime’s commitment to hold democratic elections, we have serious concerns that the elections will be held under oppressive conditions and that they will not be conducted in line with international standards […]

August 14, 2010  •  By Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Under Increased Pressure To Support UN Inquiry Into War Crimes

Canadian Friends of Burma and Burma Campaign UK have joined forces to call on the Canadian government to support a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

For many years the United Nations has been documenting horrific human rights abuses which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

August 11, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma and Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Did Ivanhoe secretly sell Burmese stake to cronies connected to Chinese arms firm?

A trusted source has told the Burmese opposition website Mizzima News Agency that Vancouver-based Ivanhoe Mines’ so called “independent trust” secretly concluded a deal last year to sell Ivanhoe’s stake in Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company Limited (MICCL), the joint venture created by Ivanhoe Mines and the military regime which operates Burma’s largest mine, the Monywa copper project […]

June 28, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Government of Canada is urged to support “Commission of Inquiry” on Burma

While leaders of G20 are meeting in Toronto, Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) and Canadian Friends of Burma (CFOB) are calling upon the Government of Canada and other world leaders to support an establishment of an UN’s “Commission of Inquiry” on “crimes against humanity” in Burma […]

June 25, 2010  •  By Parliamentary Friends of Burma, Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Chinese Monywa deal leaves questions about Ivanhoe’s role unanswered

In response to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal that a Chinese weapons manufacturer China North Industries Corp (Norinco) signed a cooperation agreement with the Burmese regime in early June regarding the Monywa copper mine, Canadian Friends of Burma executive Director Tin Maung Htoo called on Canadian government to force Ivanhoe Mines to “disclose details surrounding the blind trust responsible for the firm’s 50% stake in Monywa copper project officially known as Myanmar Ivanhoe Copper Company Limited” […]

June 24, 2010  •  By Canadian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter to Senior General Than Shwe

Dear Senior General Than Shwe,

The Parliamentary Friends of Burma (PFOB) has noticed the announcement by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) of new electoral laws in preparation for the planned elections this year.

We are very disappointed with the electoral laws, which exclude Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and more than 2,100 political prisoners from political participation […]

March 15, 2010  •  By Parliamentarian Friends of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Deeply Concerned by Burmese Election Laws

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement expressing Canada’s concern about the new electoral laws promulgated by the Burmese regime:

“Canada is deeply concerned by the new election laws unveiled by the Burmese regime this week. While Canada continues to study the new laws carefully as they are promulgated, what we have seen to date suggests that the Burmese regime is resolutely failing to deliver on its promise of free and fair elections this year. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤