Stop Rape and Sexual Violence in Burma

In the past year, there are reports that the Burmese Army has stepped up its use of rape, gang-rape and sexual violence against ethnic women.

Please take action now and urge William Hague MP, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to take action to stop gang-rape and sexual violence in Burma. 

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Reports

Training War Criminals? – British Training of the Burmese Army

Burma Briefing No. 29
Updated 20 February 2014

This briefing examines the British government’s controversial military training to the…

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Same Impunity, Same Patterns

Sexual abuses by the Burma army will not stop until there is a genuine civilian government

Report by Women’s League…

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Human Rights Violations by the Burma Army in Palaung areas (March and April 2013)

A report by the Palaung Women’s Organization (PWO) and Ta’ang Student and Youth Organization (TSYO)

Since January 2013, Burmese government…

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State Terror in the Kachin Hills

This report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) details widespread civilian casualties from recent Burma Army offensives in Kachin…

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‘Threats to Our Existence’: Persecution of Ethnic Chin Christians in Burma

This report by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO) exposes a decades-long pattern of religious freedom violations that persist today,…

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Ongoing Impunity: Continued Burma Army atrocities against the Kachin people

This report by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT) provides an update of atrocities committed by the Burma Army against…

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Extreme Measures: Torture and Ill Treatment in Burma since the 2010 Elections

This report by The Network for Human Rights Documentation – Burma (ND-Burma) documents the Government of Burma’s use of torture…

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Under Siege in Kachin State, Burma

This report is released by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). It reveals detailing human rights abuses committed by the Burmese…

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Crimes in Northern Burma

This report is released by the Norway-based non-governmental organization Partners Relief & Development (Partners).
It reveals first-hand testimony and…

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Grabbing Land: Destructive Development in the Ta’ang Region

A new report released by Ta’ang Students and Youth Organization (TSYO) estimates that 63% of farming families have lost their…

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Burma’s Covered up War: Atrocities Against the Kachin People

This report from the Kachin Women’s Association - Thailand, reveals human rights abuses against the Kachin People in Kachin State…

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Revealing Burma’s System of Impunity - A Briefer For The Comission of Inquiry Campaign

This report reveals Burma’s System of Impunity in Burma.

The introduction of the report is that the campaign builds…

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War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

Burma Briefing No. 14

For twenty years the United Nations has documented human rights abuses in Burma which may be…

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Crisis in Shan State

Burma Briefing No. 12

On 13th March 2011 the dictatorship in Burma broke a 22 year long ceasefire agreement with…

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Political Prisoners in Burma – A Crime Against Humanity

Burma Briefing No. 10

In the past two years there has been an increasing trend to look at Burma through…

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Life Under the Junta

Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State

This report by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), is the first…

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Support for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry

Updated 16 August 2011

Burma Briefing No. 7

This briefing details the growing international support for a UN Commission of…

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UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma report to the UN General Assembly

Report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana.

The…

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The United Nations General Assembly & Burma

Updated 25 July 2011

Burma Briefing No. 2

This briefing calls on the United Nations General Assembly to establish a…

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Crimes against Humanity in Western Burma: The Situation of the Rohingyas

A report from Irish Centre for Human Rights about the Rohingya in Western Burma. The Report is based on extensive…

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UN Special Rapporteur on human rights in Burma report to the UN Human Rights Council

Report by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Mr. Tomás Ojea Quintana, to…

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Impunity Prolonged: Burma and its 2008 Constitution

Report by the International Center for Transitional Justice calling on the international community to withhold support for Burma’s 2010 elections…

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International crimes committed in Burma: the urgent need for a Commission of Inquiry

This report by the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), the Alternative ASEAN Network on Burma (ALTSEAN-Burma), and the Burma…

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Crimes in Burma

A report from Harvard Law School, commissioned by some of the most respected jurists in international law, using the UN’s…

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Internal Displacement and International Law in Eastern Burma

This report from the Thai Burma Border Consortium argues that the SPDC’s actions in Eastern Burma – forced labor, extortion…

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Crimes against humanity in eastern Myanmar

This report by Amnesty International focuses on violations of international human rights and humanitarian law committed in Kayin State and…

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Driven Away

Report is Trafficking of Kachin women on the China-Burma border, produced by the Kachin Women’s Association Thailand (KWAT)

The report…

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Crimes against Humanity

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For many years the United Nations has ignored widespread and systematic crimes committed by Burma’s military, including the destruction of more than 3,500 villages in eastern Burma, widespread use of rape as a weapon of war against ethnic minorities, the forced displacement of over 1 million refugees and internally displaced people, tens of thousands of child soldiers, and the abundant use of forced labour in the country.

For decades the United Nations has been documenting these serious and systematic human rights abuses committed by Burma’s military, abuses which break international law. Yet no action has been taken to end the impunity which Burma’s military-backed government enjoys.

Burma’s new constitution, which came into force after fake elections on 7 November 2010, grants immunity from prosecution for those who have committed these crimes. This is why it is up to the international community to take action to end the impunity with which the military-backed government commits these crimes.

In March 2010, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Burma called for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into war crimes and crimes against humanity in Burma. The United Kingdom, France, USA and Australia are among the countries that expressed support for such an inquiry.

Statements

“There is no doubt that the Burmese military junta is responsible for serious human rights violations and that they should be held to account.”

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Foreign Secretary William Hague

The following are statements in support of a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity in Burma.

NDF statement in support of a Commission of Inquiry (PDF Format)
The National Democratic Front (NDF) is a military alliance of eight ethnic resistance groups in Burma.

Nobel Laureates letter to UNSC (PDF Format)

Nobel Women’s Initiative (PDF Format)

Conservative Party supports Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity

Former UN Special Rapporteurs for Human Rights in Burma call on EU to support a Commission of Inquiry (PDF Format)

Click here to see a list of countries and organisations that expressed support for a UN Commission on Inquiry

 


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