A damning new report from Amnesty International paints a picture of northern Burma in which the military continues to act with impunity, accused of human rights abuses tantamount to war crimes just weeks after the appointment of a UN fact-finding mission to probe such concerns.
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In the first of a two-part special on war crimes, DVB Debate discusses the military’s use of child soldiers.
Refugees continue to move back and forth across Burma’s border with Thailand as fighting in Karen state shows no sign of abating. Thai authorities have been criticised for treating those[…]
Report claims that pressure from China has taken the steam out of global support for a UN-led probe into war crimes in Burma
Southeast Asia’s largest democracy hailed as model for Burma’s transition and possible trend-setter if it backs UN inquiry
In a DVB exclusive, top international jurists, including lead prosecutor at the Slobodan Milošević trial, say evidence ‘strongly suggests’ that war crimes are taking place in Burma
UN deputy spokesperson ‘not aware’ of any UN bodies taking up calls for a top-level probe into war crimes in Burma
UN rights expert makes unprecedented call for war crimes and crimes against humanity investigation into Burmese junta
Nov 27, 2009 (DVB), A group of high profile MPs in Britain have submitted a parliamentary petition calling for the United Nations to investigate possible crimes against humanity and war[…]
May 6, 2009 (DVB), An exiled Burmese lawyers group recently ruled illegal by the Burmese government have said that the extent and severity of crimes committed by the junta warrant[…]
In the second of a two-part special on war crimes, panellists on DVB Debate discuss the systematic use of rape by the Burmese army.
Farmers in central Burma’s Madaya have vandalised a local fishery pond in a show of anger over the reluctance of the fishery owners to negotiate.
The international community is ignoring the plight of ethnic civilians with conflicts escalating in border regions, as the international community is blinded by nominal reforms in Naypyidaw
Narratives of human rights abusers allow little space to explore the conditions that create our most heinous criminals, but we would benefit from a degree of empathy
Acquaintances of Htoo Htoo Han in Australia say claims that he committed war crimes are false and part of an anti-govt strategy