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Posts Tagged ‘Crimes against humanity’ (225 found)

New Report On Crimes Against Humanity Against Rohingyas Strengthens Case For UN Inquiry

The Burma Campaign UK today welcomed a new report – Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas – published by the Irish Centre for Human Rights […]

June 23, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas

The Report examines whether the apparent cases of enslavement, rape and sexual violence, deportation or forcible transfer of population, and persecution against the Rohingyas may constitute crimes against humanity. It is based on extensive open-source research and on a fact-finding mission to Burma, Thailand and Bangladesh conducted by experts in international criminal investigation. As well as interviewing organisations working in the region, investigators met with Rohingya victims in and around refugee camps in Bangladesh […]

June 16, 2010  •  By Irish Centre for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Crimes Against Humanity Committed Against Rohingyas in Western Burma, Irish Human Rights Centre’ Report Concludes

The Rohingya minority group in Western Burma has been victim of human rights violations amounting to crimes against humanity, according to a report released today by the Irish Centre for Human Rights. The report, entitled Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas, was officially launched by Micheál Martin, the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, at Iveagh House […]

June 16, 2010  •  By Irish Centre for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Australia supports UN Commission of Inquiry into Crimes in Burma

In a major victory for Burma campaigners Australia is the first country to publicly announce its support for a UN Commission of Inquiry into human rights abuses in Burma.

In a statement at the UN Human Rights Council earlier this week Australia’s representative to the council, Angela Robinson, said: “Australia would support investigating possible options for a United Nations commission of inquiry”. […]

March 17, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign Australia  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

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 ➤