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Posts Tagged ‘EU’ (47 found)

Burma Briefing No. 4: The European Union and Burma

This briefing examines how the European Union, one of the most powerful political and economic blocs in the world, has so far failed to use its influence in an effective and productive way to help promote democracy and human rights in Burma […]

September 21, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

European MPs call on EU to support a UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma

The European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma (EPCB), representing MPs from 15 European countries, is calling on EU member states to officially support the establishment of a UN Commission of Inquiry on Burma.

The call from European MPs comes just days after the USA became the fifth country to publicly support a UN Inquiry […]

August 19, 2010  •  By European Parliamentary Caucus on Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

USA Backs UN Burma Crimes Inquiry – Now EU Must Support

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed US backing for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma, and called on European Union members to also express support […]

August 18, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

CSW Welcomes US Support for Commission of Inquiry on Burma and Urges EU Action

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) today welcomed the decision by the United States to support the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes against humanity in Burma. CSW is calling on members of the European Union to pledge their support at the UN […]

August 18, 2010  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: EU Should Endorse International War Crimes Inquiry

Raise Commission of Inquiry in UN Resolution on Burma

(Brussels) – European Union member states should publicly support the establishment of an international Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma ahead of the United Nations General Assembly in September, Human Rights Watch said in a to EU foreign ministers today […]

August 11, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

One Thousand Letters Call On European Commission To Fund Cross-Border Aid

More than 1,000 supporters of Burma Campaign UK have written letters to Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner responsible for European Union aid, calling on the Commission to review its policy of refusing to fund cross-border aid to Burma […]

June 28, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 12: 2010 Election Watch (25-31 May)

Developments

EU/ASEAN Burma Statement Effectively Amounts to Defence of the Dictatorship

The Burma Campaign UK today condemned as ‘pathetic’ and ‘irresponsible’ a joint statement on Burma issued by the EU and ASEAN on 26thMay. The statement goes so far in misrepresenting reality that it effectively amounts to a defence of the dictatorship […]

May 27, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Week 11: 2010 Election Watch (18-24 May)

Developments

European Parliament – EU Must Support Burma Crimes Investigation, Free Elections ‘Impossible’

The European Parliament today unanimously passed a strong resolution on Burma, stating that election laws make free elections ‘impossible’ and the new constitution will ‘maintain a dictatorship in a civilian guise’.

The European Parliament also called EU member states to support the recommendation by the UN Special Rapporteur on Burma for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma […]

May 20, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤