19 Aug 2011

Petition: we need a resolution on Burma

Since the rigged election held in Burma last year, there has been a significant increase in human rights abuses. Many see that these are likely to be considered war crimes and crimes against humanity. Crimes committed by the Burmese Army include the mass use of gang-rape of ethnic minority women and girls, recruitment of child soldiers, and deliberate targeting of civilians, including mortar bombing civilian villages without warning. 

Later this year the UN General Assembly will meet and vote on a resolution on Burma. The European Union always drafts this resolution.  The EU is currently discussing what should be in the resolution and will have to decide whether or not to include establishing an inquiry in the resolution. Please join me in sending an email to EU governments urging them to ensure the EU supports a UN Commission of Inquiry. Take action here:

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