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Posts Tagged ‘Sanctions’ (104 found)

European Union Extends Burma Sanctions and Calls on Regime to Stop Breaking International Law

Burma Campaign UK today welcomed the renewal of European Union (EU) sanctions against Burma for a further year, and a call by the European Union for Burma to “end to violations of international human rights and humanitarian law.” In March the UN Special Rapporteur on Burma called for a UN Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma.

April 26, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

A Burma Plan for Mr. Obama

By Aung Din
Wall Street Journal

The news from Burma, my home country, seems to only go from bad to worse. Last week, Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was denied yet another appeal and will remain under house arrest. Last month, Burmese-American human-rights activist Kyaw Zaw Lwin, also known as Nyi Nyi Aung, was sentenced to three years in prison on trumped up fraud and forgery charges. […]

March 3, 2010  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UK Government: ‘Tangible Progress’ Needed Before EU Eases Burma Sanctions

The Burma Campaign UK today welcomed a statement by Foreign Office Minister Ivan Lewis MP that; “The UK will not support any easing of sanctions in the absence of tangible progress on the ground.” On Thursday the European Parliament also called on EU governments not to relax sanctions until there is; ‘tangible progress on democratisation.’ […]

February 12, 2010  •  By Burma Campaign UK  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Efficacy of Economic Sanctions on Burma

Dr. Turnell argues for economic sanctions against Burma’s military regime by examining some of the commonly-held misconceptions of sanctions. He believes that sanctions imposed upon Burma’s military regime by the […]

October 1, 2009  •  By Dr Sean Turnell  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤