Arms Embargo Action

The military-backed government in Burma has one of the world’s worst records on human rights, with multiple violations of international humanitarian law.

The Burmese Army rapes, loots, burns, tortures and kills. Despite these appalling acts, there is no UN global arms embargo on Burma. The brutal army is still allowed to buy foreign weapons to commit horrific human rights abuses.

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Reports

Amnesty International report on international arms embargo

Amnesty International report calling for the United Nations Security Council to immediately impose a mandatory arms embargo on Burma.

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EU-Made Rockets, Guns And Engines Risk Undermining Myanmar Arms Embargo

Report by Amnesty International, Saferworld and other NGOs

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India Briefing

A briefing paper on India’s increasingly close relationship with the regime in Burma, supplying arms, loans and making significant investments…

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“Global arms embargo is the best punishment for the ruling regime as it does not impact the people but has a lot of effect on the junta. By having an arms embargo, the people lose nothing but the regime will lose bullets or weapons to suppress the people.”
U Win Tin
Central Executive Committee
National League for Democracy

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Global Arms Embargo

The military-backed government in Burma has one of the world’s worst records on human rights, with multiple violations of international humanitarian law.

The Burmese Army rapes, loots, burns, tortures and kills. Despite these appalling acts, there is no UN global arms embargo on Burma. The brutal army is still allowed to buy foreign weapons to commit horrific human rights abuses.



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