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Posts Tagged ‘Commission of Inquiry’ (188 found)

Press Release on Recommendation of UN Special Rapporteur

The Karen National Union (KNU) warmly welcomes and earnestly supports the United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma, Tomás Ojea Quintana’s recommendation to the UN for establishing a Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity by the Burmese SPDC military government.

We the KNU are fully in agreement with his recommendation, which is firmly based on his findings and the findings of his predecessors. It states the gross and systematic nature of human rights violations and the lack of taking action against the perpetrators, indicating that it is a state policy that involves authorities at all levels, in the executive, military and judiciary. […]

March 14, 2010  •  By Karen National Union  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Human Rights Council Burma Debate Monday – Must Approve Commission of Inquiry

European Karen Network (EKN) calls on members of the Human Rights Council to support a recommendation by Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Burma, that the UN consider setting up an inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity being committed by the Burmese dictatorship. […]

March 14, 2010  •  By European Karen Network  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Special Rapporteur Calls UN Institutions to Investigate War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

FIRST EVER MEANINGFUL STATEMENT BY AN UN SENIOR OFFICIAL IN 20 YEARS OF UN INVOLVEMENT IN BURMA

The United States Campaign for Burma, a leading coalition of Burmese activists in exile and American human rights campaigners working to promote freedom, justice and democracy in a Southeast Asian country of Burma, today wholeheartedly welcomes and supports the call made by UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights Situation in Burma, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana, to the United Nations institutions “to consider the possibility to establish a commission of inquiry with a specific fact finding mandate to address the question of international crimes” in Burma […]

March 11, 2010  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN Burma Human Rights Expert Backs UN Commission Of Inquiry Into Abuses

The Burma Campaign UK today warmly welcomed a recommendation by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, that the UN consider establishing a Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

The unprecedented recommendation came in an advance unedited version of his report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council, which has been published on their website. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNISON Appeal for UN Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against the Burmese People

UNISON, the UK’s leading public sector trade union, has written to MPs, asking them to support an Early Day Motion calling for a UN Commission of Inquiry to be set up into crimes committed by the Burmese Government, against its own people. The union, a long time supporter of Aung San Suu Kyi, an honorary […]

February 15, 2010  •  By UNISON  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Nobel Laureates’ Open Letter to UN Security Council

An open letter by 14 Nobel Laureates calling on the United Nations Security Council to pass a resolution creating a Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, and to end the impunity of the military regime. Download the letter.

August 11, 2009  •  By Nobel Laureates  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

International Crimes Committed in Burma: The Urgent Need for a Commission of Inquiry

A paper arguing that there must be a UN Security Council Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity and war crimes being committed by the military regime in Burma. […]

August 1, 2009  •  By Altsean-Burma, Burma Lawyers Council, International Federation of Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crimes in Burma

A report based on an analysis of UN documents – including UN General Assembly and Commission on Human Rights resolutions, as well as reports from several different Special Rapporteurs – indicate that Burma’s military regime may be committing crimes against humanity and war crimes prosecutable under international law.  The report concludes with a call for […]

May 1, 2009  •  By Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤