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24 April 2013

Lifting EU sanctions will unlikely lead to an improved human rights situation in Burma

Author: FIDH - Intl. Federation for Human Rights (FIDH)

The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and its member organization Altsean-Burma regret that the European Union (EU) has discarded its own benchmarks for reform in order to dismantle sanctions against Burma/Myanmar. The disposal of this...

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23 April 2013

EU criticized for lifting Myanmar sanctions

Author: Deutsche Welle [Germany]

As the European Union permanently lifts sanctions against Myanmar, rights campaigners warn that the country is on 'the front edge of a major disaster.' The EU's decision to eliminate most of the remaining sanctions on Myanmar ignores strong evidence...

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22 April 2013

EU lifts sanctions against Myanmar

Author: Al Jazeera

EU foreign ministers lift trade, economic and individual sanctions in response to its political reforms...Monday's decision came on the same day rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report that said Myanmar waged "a campaign of ethnic...

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30 October 2012

Myanmar's Ethnic Conflict Flares In Shadow Of Asian Oil Investments

Author: Simon Montlake, Forbes

[E]thnic violence has spread in western...Burma...killing scores of civilians and displacing over 32,000 people...[T]he unrest spells particular risk for Asian energy firms...This is an operational hub for multi-billion dollar investments by Daewoo...

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4 October 2012

Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: Conflict Risk Network

Conflict Risk Network and the 21 undersigned institutional investors, asset owners and asset managers...are pleased to submit to the State Department...comment[s] on the “Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma”...We welcome these...

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4 October 2012

[PDF] Comment of EarthRights International on the Paperwork Reduction Act Review for Proposed Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: EarthRights International

This comment focuses on two of the central questions in the PRA review process: 1) the necessity of the proposed information collection for agency operations, and 2) ideas to improve the quality and clarity of the information collected. The...

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4 October 2012

[PDF] Public Comment on the US Reporting Requirements for Investement in Burma

Author: Human Rights Watch

The reporting requirements are intended to help the US government address and mitigate the ongoing human rights abuses and other key concerns that led it to declare a continuation of a "national emergency in Burma". Various factors make Burma a...

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4 October 2012

[PDF] Submission by the Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) to the US State Department on US Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma (Myanmar)

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

IHRB [Institute for Human Rights and Business] very much welcomes the Reporting Requirements’ reference to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In doing so the Reporting Requirements reaffirm the independent responsibility that...

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11 July 2012

[PDF] Reporting Requirements on Responsible Investment in Burma

Author: US State Department, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

This document sets forth for U.S. persons [including companies]...engaged in new investment in Burma...reporting requirements relating to such investment...[including for] (1)...investment[s]...with Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE)...; and (2) [an...

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10 March 2011

[video] Ruby trade hides Myanmar slavery

Author: Al Jazeera

Myanmar on Thursday opens one of its biggest ever sales of precious gems - an opportunity for the government to flaunt its massive ruby industry. However, what it wont show is the virtual slavery involved in the industry, with children as young as...

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