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Posts Tagged ‘Germany’ (5 found)

Is Germany Siding With Burma To Downplay Human Rights Abuses?

Members of the European Burma Network today called on Germany to come clean over whether it is working behind the scenes to have Burma downgraded as a priority for the United Nations Human Rights Council. The European Burma Network which brings together advocacy organisations working for human rights and democracy in Burma […]

February 20, 2013  •  By Members of European Burma Network  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

100 Join Burma Massacre Anniversary Protest at German Embassy

100 people joined a protest at the Germany Embassy in London today, protesting against Germany’s opposition to a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

The protest was held on the 23rd anniversary of the 1988 pro-democracy uprising in Burma, where more than 3,000 people were massacred by the dictatorship […]

August 8, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Protests to Mark Burma’s 8888 Nationwide Uprising

People from Burma living in foreign countries today organise a demonstration rally to mark the anniversary of what has been also known as the ‘People Power Uprising’ against the military regime on 8 August 1988 […]

August 8, 2011  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Germany’s policy towards Burma is subject to international criticism – Federal Government continues to block investigations on war crimes in Burma

The Society for Threatened Peoples (STP) accuses the Federal Government of blocking investigations on war crimes and crimes against humanity committed against members of ethnic minorities in Burma. “With its policy towards Burma, Germany has positioned itself on the sideline and is now being internationally criticized,” said the STP’s expert on questions regarding Asia, Ulrich Delius […]

August 5, 2011  •  By Society for Threatened Peoples  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma Briefing No. 13: Germany and Burma – Business before human rights

Commentary on an article published on 20th June 2011 in the Financial Times by Markus Loening, Germany’s federal commissioner for human rights policy.

It is rare for a German government official to make a detailed statement on their thinking on Burma policy, and the article is more revealing than perhaps was intended.

Loening’s arguments expose a fundamental misunderstanding of the situation in Burma, the history of EU policy, of the Burmese economy, and of the dictatorship itself […]

June 23, 2011  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤