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EU Resolution Urges UK to use Presidency of the Security Council to Refer Burma to the International Criminal Court
Check out a report by Andrea Friedman, Vice-President of GJC, in which she discusses the EU resolution that urges the UK to use its position in the Security Council to refer Burma to the ICC for the injustices committed by the military regime.
EU RESOLUTION URGES UK TO USE PRESIDENCY OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL TO REFER BURMA TO THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 27, 2008
[NEW YORK, NY] – The United Kingdom should follow the recommendation of the Parliament of the European Union and use thepresidency of the UN Security Council to press for justice and accountability for the people of Burma by referring Senior General Than Shwe and his military regime to the International Criminal Court. The denial of humanitarian aid to the victims of Cyclone Nargis should serve as a wake-up call to the international community to the brutality and indifference of a military regime that for four decades has systematically used torture, gang rape of ethnic women, slavery, murder, mass imprisonment, and child soldiers to consolidate its power.
Catastrophe in Burma a Wake Up Call to the International Community: Time to End Impunity For Heinous Crimes of Military Regime
Check out a report by Andrea Friedman, Vice-President of GJC, in which she discusses the injustices commited by the Military Regime in Burma and the potential threat to global peace and security.
Catastrophe in Burma a Wake Up Call to the International Community: Time to End Impunity for Heinous Crimes by the Military Regime
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - May 22, 2008
[NEW YORK, NY] – Senior General Than Shwe’s denial of international humanitarian aid to the victims of Cyclone Nargis should come as no surprise to the international community. This negligence and refusal of access is part and parcel of the criminal nature of the regime and reflects their fear that the entire world will see first hand the results of decades of systematic human rights violations, crimes against humanity and war crimes. Today, the Parliament of the European Union made an important statement in the Joint Motion for Resolution on the tragic situation in Burma and recognized that those responsible for the crimes committed in Burma should be brought before the International Criminal Court. We applaud this step forward, however, any referral to the International Criminal Court must include the on-going use of torture, gang rape of ethnic women, forced labour, murder, mass imprisonment, and abduction of children to fill military quotas.