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Trafficking in Persons Report 2011

Burma is a source country for men, women, and children who are subjected to forced labor and for women and children subjected to sex trafficking in other countries. Burmese children are forced to labor as hawkers and beggars in Thailand. Many Burmese men, women, and children who migrate for work in Thailand, Malaysia, China, Bangladesh, India, and South Korea are subjected to conditions of forced labor or sex trafficking in these countries […]

June 27, 2011  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma regime continues to target civilians, UK tells UN Security Council

The British government has told the United Nations Security Council that Burma’s military dictatorship continues to target civilians, particularly from ethnic minorities, during a debate on the protection of civilians in armed conflict on 7th July 2010[…]

July 8, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign Uk  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Trafficking in Persons Report 2010

The 2010 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report marks the 10th anniversary of key milestones in the fight against modern slavery. It ranks countries according to minimum standards. Burma is ranked as one of 13 “Tier 3” countries that fail to meet these minimum standards in fighting the crime of human trafficking […]

June 14, 2010  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The UN Singles Out Big Oil in Burma, With Good Reason

By Matthew Smith, Coordinator of the Burma Project, EarthRights International

In a surprising report last month to the UN Human Rights Council, UN Special Rapporteur (UNSR) on human rights Tomás Quintana recommended an official “commission of inquiry” into possible crimes against humanity and war crimes in military-ruled Burma (Myanmar).

Although the call for such a commission was widely covered in media and policy circles, a critical section of the report went completely overlooked and unreported: Quintana actually became the first UNSR to take specific aim at the ruling State Peace and Development Council’s corporate partners, singling out problematic foreign oil companies operating in the country […]

April 12, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Burma

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor

Burma, with an estimated population of 54 million, is ruled by a highly authoritarian military regime dominated by the majority ethnic Burman group. The State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), led by Senior General Than Shwe, was the country’s de facto government. Military officers wielded the ultimate authority at each level of government. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By US Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤