“The romantic narrative of sweeping political change in Burma is inconsistent with the situation of ongoing war crimes and widespread impunity.”
Category: Human Rights
The Burmese military released a further one hundred and nine child soldiers on Thursday.
A full two years after the Burmese government pledged to release all children from military service, many young victims of underage recruitment remain trapped in the army’s ranks.
UN Special Rapporteur has been presented with findings from an inquiry into Mandalay’s communal violence, as she visited the city on Wednesday.
The EU lays out a list of 21 “benchmarks” which it expects the Burmese authorities to fulfill, including: cooperation with the UN; the release of all political prisoners; the strengthening of rule of law; greater media freedom; and “effective measures to combat intolerance, communal violence and hate speech”.