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Posts Tagged ‘Crime Against Humanity’ (25 found)

Villagers Remain Fearful after Burma Army Rape-Murder in Ho Pong, Despite Punishment of Alleged Culprit

On June 6, 2015, a 28-year-old Shan woman was found raped, murdered and robbed in Ho Pong Township, southern Shan State, with evidence pointing to Burma Army soldiers stationed at the nearby Light Infantry Battalion 249 outpost. After initial denial, local Burmese military officers arrested one of their soldiers for the crime, gave him a public beating, and announced he would be given the death sentence. The Eastern Commander himself, Major General Aye Win, came from Taunggyi to apologize to the victim’s husband, and donated money and food to him […]

July 20, 2015  •  By Shan Human Rights Foundation  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Army Restricts Aid to Kachin IDPs, Charity Group Says

More than 1,000 displaced civilians from five villages in northern Burma have been trapped for over a week without food and other assistance amid clashes between ethnic rebels and government troops in Kachin State, according to a religious group that provides aid for the displaced […]

July 20, 2015  •  By Nyein Nyein / The Irrawaddy  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Legal Memorandum: War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Eastern Myanmar

war crimesEXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In January 2011, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (“the Clinic”) began to investigate the actions of the Myanmar Army during a military offensive in eastern Myanmar (“the Offensive”) that began in late 2005 and lasted approximately three years. The Clinic sought to determine whether violations of international criminal law occurred during the Offensive, and whether there exist reasonable grounds to assert that individual military officers could be held responsible for those crimes. The Clinic’s investigation focused specifically on the conduct of two military units—Southern Regional Military Command (“Southern Command”) and Light Infantry Division 66 (“LID 66”)—in Thandaung Township, Kayin State. […]

November 10, 2014  •  By International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

PRESS RELEASE: Harvard Law School Implicates Senior Myanmar Officials in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

Yangon, Myanmar-A four-year investigation by the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School has found that the Myanmar military committed war crimes and crimes against humanity in 2005-2006, and that perpetrators, including the current Home Affairs Minister, continue to serve at the highest levels of the country’s government […]

November 6, 2014  •  By International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Summary of the Public Hearing on Human Rights Abuses in Burma

Civilians in conflict areas ofBurmaface gross human rights abuses on a daily basis. The situation since the November 2010 elections has not improved. While there may be some changes in the political situation in Naypyidaw andRangoon, civilians in conflict areas are seeing no evidence of change […]

November 7, 2011  •  By SAPA Working Group on ASEAN, Task Force on ASEAN and Burma, Burma Partnership, South East Asia People’s Center, KontraS and Solidaritas Indonesia for ASEAN People  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UN General Assembly Fails To Act On Crimes Against Humanity In Burma

Burma Campaign UK today condemned the European Union for tabling a draft of this year’s UN General Assembly Resolution on Burma which fails to take any action to stop war crimes and crimes against humanity in the country. This is despite the fact that human rights […]

November 4, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Urges International Community to Address Impunity and Maintain Pressure for Real Change

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today called on the international community to maintain pressure on the regime in Burma to implement significant and substantial change, release all political prisoners, stop war crimes and crimes against humanity and end impunity […]

October 17, 2011  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma

The periodic report of the Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma), documents the human rights situation in Burma during the period January – March 2011. ND-Burma periodic reports provide up-to-date information on human rights violations (HRVs) and highlight pressing issues and trends within the country […]

May 18, 2011  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report on the Human Rights Situation in Burma (January – March 2011)

The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) launches its periodic report online. The findings of this report demonstrate from January through March 2011 ongoing human rights violations committed by the regime and its proxies after the Election and just become new structure […]

May 18, 2011  •  By Network for Human Rights Documentation - Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤