14 STORIES TAGGED ‘UN’

UN Report Calls for Burma Military to be Investigated by International Criminal Court for Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity

August 29, 2018  •  Author: Karen News

International human rights groups support the UN report call for the Burma military to be investigated by the International Criminal Court. The UN report accuses the Burma military of genocide against the Rohingya living in Rakhine state and said the military were “killing... Read more ►

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon 2015 Report To Security Council Calls for Legal Action Against Conflict Related Rapists

May 1, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in a recent released report to the UN Security Council said that there is, ‘a high level of impunity for conflict-related sexual violence perpetrated by State actors’. In his report the UN’s Security Council, the Secretary-General ... Read more ►

UNHCR – Straight-Talking on Refugees

September 5, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

Mr. Iain Hall, the senior field coordinator for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees based in the Thai border town of Mae Sot gave an exclusive interview to Karen News. In the exclusive interview, Mr Hall covers a wide range of issues affecting refugees includin... Read more ►

UN:Detention of Kachin Activist, Brang Yung, ‘Illegal’…

July 18, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A United Nations working group warns that the detention of an ethnic Kachin activist is illegal. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention issued an official ruling that the 21-year prison sentence of the ethnic Kachin activist, Brang Yung, is illegal and deman... Read more ►

UN Experts Join International Condemnation of Burma’s Proposed Religion Laws

June 22, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

A team of UN experts has added their weight to growing calls for Burma’s government to scrap proposed contentious legislation that would restrict religious freedoms. In a joint statement released Friday, 20th June, the UN experts – on freedom of religion, minority issue... Read more ►

UN Secretary General: Burma Authorities Must End Impunity Or Risk “Negative Pressure”

May 1, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

UN Secretary General states that impunity by Burma’s authorities regarding human rights violations could risk serious international consequences. In an April 25 speech to the Partnership Group on Burma in New York, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, said that if Burma... Read more ►

UN Secretary General Demands Sexual Violence Investigation

April 24, 2014  •  Author: Karen News

International pressure for an investigation into sexual violence in Burma is mounting, with the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon calling for the Burma government to co-operate with the UN on the issue. Ban Ki-moon called on the Burma Government to investigate hum... Read more ►

Burma Army’s ‘shoot on sight’ order still in use

August 10, 2012  •  Author: Saw Eh Na

The Karen Human Rights Group (KHRG) raised their concerns to the United Nations Special Human Rights Rapporteur, Mr. Tomas Ojea Quintana that now is not the time to repatriate Karen refugees back to Burma. KHRG told Mr Quintana that the Burma’s military still has a “sho... Read more ►

Reforms make little difference in rural Burma, says KHRG in speech to UN Security Council

July 12, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

In a speech to the UN Security Council a prominent community based human rights organization has expressed concern over the lack of transparency and accountability surrounding Burma’s reform process. Burma’s government, led by ex-general Thein Sein, recently passed an ... Read more ►

UN special rapporteur highlights problems still facing Burma

February 14, 2012  •  Author: Karen News

Tomas Ojea Quintana, the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Burma, released a statement last week that highlighted the challenges facing the impoverished country. He cautiously stated that the West should be encouraged by recent gestures of reform “there has been a... Read more ►

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