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Posts Tagged ‘Commission of Inquiry’ (188 found)

The Saffron Revolution: A Call to International Action

During the peaceful demonstrations in 2007 which marked Myanmar’s ‘Saffron Revolution’, thousands of monks participated in democratic rallies against the military rule across Myanmar. Despites a government crackdown on internet and mobile links to the outside world, images were shown worldwide of mass arrests and indiscriminate government-violence upon peaceful civilian protesters.

We, the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) thus strongly condemns the widespread brutality, systemic use of torture, solitary confinement, enforced disappearance and cruel and degrading treatment undertake by this illegitimate regime […]

September 28, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Americans Demand President Obama Show Global Leadership in Ending Crimes against Humanity in Burma

Today the U.S. Campaign for Burma delivered 13,000 petition signatures from American citizens to the Obama administration, calling on them to provide stronger global leadership to end crimes against humanity in Burma. The petition signatures were delivered today to mark the 4thanniversary of Burma’s military regime’s violent […]

September 26, 2011  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ASEAN’s Approach to Myanmar

In Myanmar, widespread and systemic deprivation of economic, social, political and cultural rights continues apace. The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) thus urges members of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) to address the following fundamental concerns in the realization of human rights, freedom and democracy in Myanmar […]

September 21, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Douglas Alexander Calls on Government to Campaign for Burma Inquiry

Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, has called on the Government to work with other EU members to campaign for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into accusations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma […]

September 16, 2011  •  By British Labour Party  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Revealing Burma’s System of Impunity

This briefing paper analyzes the inability of the domestic judicial system to ensure accountability for atrocities committed in Burma. It concludes that the judicial system in Burma only serves to ensure impunity for crimes committed by those in power and therefore the international community has both the right and duty to act […]

September 9, 2011  •  By Burma Lawyers' Council  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Five Laureates Urge Secretary of State Clinton on Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Five Nobel Peace Prize Laureates – Mairead Maguire, Rigoberta Menchú Tum, Jody Williams, Shirin Ebadi, and Wangari Maathai – have sent an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urging public and unequivocal support […]

September 7, 2011  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Civil Society Groups Call on Asian Governments to Support the Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry for Burma

In letters to their respective governments, civil society groups from Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Singapore and Thailand stressed that: “A Commission of Inquiry would be an impartial investigation to establish the truth about serious international crimes in the country.” […]

September 7, 2011  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Open Letter: Establishment of a Commission of Inquiry in Burma

When the United Nations General Assembly meets in September 2011, we urge you to publically and unequivocally support the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. Further we ask that the US government works with all relevant governments to include language […]

September 6, 2011  •  By Nobel Women's Initiative  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

BURMA: Asian, African and Latin American Civil Societies Call on their Governments to Support UN Inquiry into International Crimes in Burma

Member organizations of the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) have called on Governments of Asian, African and Latin American countries to support the creation of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into international crimes […]

September 1, 2011  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: ,  •  Read more ➤

5,000 Call On William Hague To Secure Burma Crimes Inquiry

Burma Campaign UK today delivered 5,300 postcards, letters and petition signatures to the British Foreign Office, calling on Foreign Secretary William Hague to secure a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity […]

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