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31 Dec 1999 description

Burma (Myanmar): focus on humanitarian aid

Forcible displacement is a deliberate policy of Burma's military government. It has three main aims: to break up potential areas of opposition to the regime; to destroy the links between the insurgent movements of ethnic minori=ADties and their local sympathizers; and to make way for large-scale development projects. Over the past decade, up to 1 million people or more have been forcibly uprooted.

The relocations themselves have been carried out brutally, accompanied by rape, pillage, the burning of fields and confiscations of land.

23 Apr 1999 description

23 April 1999
Also Approves Chairman's Statements on East Timor and Cyprus; Resolutions on Debt Relief, "Unilateral Coercive Measures", Human Rights Cooperation The Commission on Human Rights wrapped up a daylong session of debate on resolutions the way it started -- with a lengthy deliberation about the situation in Kosovo.

01 Apr 1999 description

Commission on Human Rights Also Hears Addresses from Dignitaries from Luxembourg, the Russian Federation and Burundi

The Commission on Human Rights this morning heard the Special Rapporteurs on the situation of human rights in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi and Myanmar, and the Special Representative on Rwanda introduce their reports on the latest developments in those countries.