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Burma/Myanmar's international legal obligations

  • Burma/Myanmar's obligations under the UN Charter and customary international law

    • Burma/Myanmar's obligations under the UN Charter and customary international law (commentaries)
      Look in the section on the UN System for the UN resolutions on the situation of human rights in Myanmar and the reports to the General Assembly and Commission on Human Rights of the Special Rapporteurs on Myanmar.

      Individual Documents

      Title: Myanmar: Justice on Trial
      Date of publication: 30 July 2003
      Description/subject: "On 22 May 2003 Amnesty International submitted a 29-page memorandum to the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC, Myanmar's military government), in order to provide the SPDC with the opportunity to comment on and to clarify various issues about the administration of justice raised in the document. The Memorandum reflected the organization's findings during its first visit to the country from 30 January to 8 February 2003, and drew on its institutional knowledge and expertise about both international human rights standards and human rights in Myanmar. The text of the original Memorandum has now been updated to reflect comments from the SPDC, which were received by Amnesty International on 9 July 2003. The updated Memorandum forms the text of this document, along with a summary of the current human rights situation in Myanmar... Since the submission of the Memorandum to the SPDC on 22 May, political tensions escalated sharply during a National League for Democracy (NLD) tour of Upper Myanmar, culminating in a violent attack on NLD leaders on 30 May. What follows below is a summary of both the attack and the subsequent deterioration in the human rights situation in Myanmar. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD General Secretary, U Tin Oo, NLD Vice Chairman, and other NLD members had been travelling in Upper Myanmar, with the prior permission of the SPDC, during the month of May. As larger and larger crowds gathered to see the NLD leaders, tension increased between the NLD and the Union Solidarity Development Association (USDA), an organization established, organized, and supported by the SPDC.(1) NLD members and supporters were reportedly harassed, intimidated, and threatened by USDA members in various locations as they attempted to conduct their legitimate political party activities, including giving speeches and opening local NLD offices. However the SPDC reportedly did very little to diffuse tensions between the USDA and the NLD. While Amnesty International acknowledges the universal right to peacefully assemble and conduct protest demonstrations, the actions of the USDA went beyond such non-violent expressions of dissent. .."
      Language: English
      Source/publisher: Amnesty International
      Format/size: html
      Alternate URLs: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA16/019/2003
      http://www.amnestyusa.org/document.php?id=E8E42C86A0BF5F7980256D72004704AB&lang=e
      Date of entry/update: 19 November 2010