Rights group says Myanmar judges should be referred to ICC

 

Steve Czajkowski

[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_ 

  1. the circumstances of the hearings
  2. – in which many defendants did not have legal representation,
  3. those who did were not allowed to meet with their lawyers in private,
  4. 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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Did China bend to critics before Olympics? Not much

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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The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia risks a downgrade by the UN

Suhakam

the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia

risks a downgrade by the UN

Malaysiakini article by Baradan Kuppusamy | Aug 7, 08

abu talib suhakamThe 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.

MCPX

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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Call to Charge Burma Junta with War Crimes of Rape

 

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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Downgrading of Accreditation by the International Coordination Committee (ICC) of the National Human Rights Institution

Downgrading of Accreditation

by the International Coordination Committee (ICC)

of the National Human Rights Institution

Malaysia’s Human Right Commission might lose ‘A’ status

Malaysiakini’s Fauwaz Abdul Aziz | Jul 25, 08

suhakam protest 191207The 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.
MCPX

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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Let us see how the fugitive Than Shwe would likely to disguise

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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Answer ASEAN leaders, which of the following points you do not agree?

Answer ASEAN leaders,

which of the following points you do not agree?

 

What Western values are you afraid of ASEAN DICTATORS?

 

SPDC FM said that Daw Suu could be kept in detention because their law says the limit is six years.

Don’t forget that Myanmar SPDC law for MURDER, corruption and RAPE etc included jail and death sentences. So why the Depayin MASSACRE MASTERMIND Than Shwe was not arrested or jailed or punished to death.

 

The selective persecution is the problem. According to the ASEAN VALUES, not all the citizens are equal under the law. May be I am wrong. All the citizens are equal under the law but Military Junta and Dictators are above the law.

 

The main problem of the ASEAN is they have no respect for the Human Rights and also there is no RULE OF LAW. They all RULE BY LAW, of course with their own interpretation.

 

In conclusion there is usually NO GOOD GOVERNANCE in most of the ASEAN countries.

 

Answer ASEAN leaders, which of the following points you do not agree?

 

 

CHAPTER I. DIGNITY

Article 1 Human dignity

 

Human dignity is inviolable. It must be respected and protected.

 

Article 2 Right to life

 

1. Everyone has the right to life.

2. No one shall be condemned to the death penalty, or executed.

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