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Posts Tagged ‘European Union’ (54 found)

Open Letter to EU Foreign Ministers and EU High Representative

On behalf of the Institute for Human Rights and Business, we are writing to urge you and your fellow European Foreign Ministers to make clear that respect for international human rights standards is integral to future trade with and investment in Myanmar […]

April 19, 2012  •  By Mary Robinson and John Ruggie  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Catherine Ashton Launches a Program to Help the MNHRC

After decades of internal repression, we see dramatic and hopeful changes taking place in Burma. Here is a democratic transition unfolding in a peaceful, collaborative fashion, –acclaimed by the domestic electorate and the international community. Myanmar […]

April 17, 2012  •  By EU High Representative Catherine Ashton  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Sanctions Suspension – Timelines and Benchmarks Needed

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed an announcement by British Prime Minister David Cameron that Britain will not support EU sanctions against Burma being lifted. He has proposed sanctions be suspended instead. Germany and other EU members had been pushing for all sanctions except the arms embargo to be lifted immediately […]

April 13, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Analysis of EU Conclusions on Burma

On 23rd January 2012 the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union met and adopted conclusions about the current situation in Burma, including suspending implementation […]

January 24, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU – More Caution Needed on Burma Sanctions

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the EU suspending the application of the visa ban against senior government officials as an appropriate and proportional measure in response to changes that have taken place in Burma […]

January 24, 2012  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Council Conclusions on Burma/Myanmar

“The Council welcomes the remarkable programme of political reform undertaken by the Government and Parliament in Burma/Myanmar, together with its commitment to economic and social development […]

January 23, 2012  •  By Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

EU HR Ashton Delighted by NLD’s Decision to Re-register as a Political Party

I am delighted at the announcement by the National League for Democracy (NLD) that they are going to join to forthcoming by-elections in Myanmar (Burma). This is a courageous and welcome decision. Fair and transparent elections leading to a wider representation of the people in the Burmese […]

November 18, 2011  •  By European Union  •  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 ➤

Statement by the Spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, EU High Representative on the Release of Political Prisoners in Burma/Myanmar

The spokesperson of Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, issued the following statement […]

October 12, 2011  •  By European Union  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Investigation on Crimes Against Humanity is Critical to Building Peace and Fostering National Reconciliation in Myanmar

The ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) welcomes the efforts of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Myanmar, Tomás Ojea Quintana, to ensure that justice and accountability measures […]

August 31, 2011  •  By ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤