Archive for the ‘Burma’ Category
(New York) – The government of Bangladesh should immediately open its borders to people seeking sanctuary in Bangladesh from sectarian violence in Arakan State in western Burma.
(New York) – The government of Burma should take all necessary steps to protect communities at risk in Arakan State after violence between Buddhists and Muslims in western Burma left an unknown number dead. The government has taken inadequate steps to stop sectarian-violence between Arakan Buddhists and ethnic Rohingya Muslims, or to bring those responsible to justice.
(Washington, DC) – The World Bank took an important step to fight corruption on May 30, 2012, by publishing decisions to sanction companies for misconduct, Human Rights Watch said today. The World Bank should adopt a similar approach to its lending in countries with poor human rights records, Human Rights Watch said.
(Washington, DC) – The US government should not ease sanctions on business activities in Burma until adequate safeguards are in place to prevent new investment from fueling human rights abuses. A US presidential order imposing a ban on investment and financial services in Burma is scheduled to expire on May 20, 2012, unless it is renewed or revised.
(Brussels) – Recent by-elections and other progress in Burma should be matched by some positive steps from the European Union, but not the wholesale withdrawal of sanctions, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to EU foreign ministers. The EU is scheduled to meet on April 23, 2012, to discuss its common position on Burma.
(New York) – Burma’s new law on the right to peaceful assembly falls far short of international standards, Human Rights Watch said today. President Thein Sein signed the assembly law, the Law Relating to Peaceful Assembly and Peaceful Procession,on December 2, 2011.