Posted on November 22, 2008 by tunaung
[JURIST] President of the Global Justice Center [advocacy website] Janet Benshoof said [press release] Thursday that judges who participated in the trials and convictions of 60 political activists[JURIST report] in Myanmar [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] last week are co-conspirators of crimes against humanity and should be referred to the International Criminal Court(ICC) [official website].
In a statement, Benshoof explained that_
- the circumstances of the hearings
- – in which many defendants did not have legal representation,
- those who did were not allowed to meet with their lawyers in private,
- and in which defendants could not question the prosecution witnesses –
justified a referral to the ICC.
She pointed out direct provisions of the ICC that she felt the judges violated:
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Posted on August 15, 2008 by sanooaung
By John Chalmers
BEIJING (Reuters) – Remember the “Genocide Olympics”? Remember all the talk that China’s anxiety to let nothing spoil the Beijing Games had left it vulnerable to demands for a change in its dealings with the outside world?
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Posted on August 7, 2008 by tunaung
the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia
risks a downgrade by the UN
Malaysiakini article by Baradan Kuppusamy | Aug 7, 08
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia or ‘Suhakam’ risks a downgrade by the United Nations for failing to proactively defend human rights, combat an alarming rise in rights abuse of students, minorities and indigenous people.
Civil society critics are slamming the government-funded organisation, managed by former civil servants and individuals close to the political establishment, of becoming a mouthpiece for authorities.
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Posted on July 30, 2008 by sanooaung
Posted on Jun 24, 2008
The Women’s League of Burma (WLB) welcomes the unanimous adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1820 on sexual violence during the Council’s debate on 19 June 2008. WLB believes that this historic resolution gives hope to women around the world and in Burma in particular for justice.
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Posted on July 25, 2008 by sanooaung
Downgrading of Accreditation
by the International Coordination Committee (ICC)
of the National Human Rights Institution
Malaysiakini’s Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Jul 25, 08
The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) may lose its ‘A’ status from a key regulator, thus potentially barring it from attending sessions of the UN Human Rights Council.
This is following an accreditation review exercise by the International Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Human Rights Institution. Suhakam was told by the ICC to provide, in writing, within one year of such notice, evidence to establish its continued conformity with the Paris Principles.
“This (possibility of a downgrading) will reflect poorly on Malaysia’s human rights record at the international level because it shows a lack of political will to protect and promote human rights, let alone enforce it,” said Honey Tan of women’s rights group Empower.
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Posted on July 24, 2008 by sanooaung
Let us see how the fugitive Than Shwe
would likely to disguise_
It may be difficult for him to grow beard like his brothers SEIN and RK.
Following picturs are from Burma Digest
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