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Burma  Department of State | Home Page

Burma Department of State | Home Page

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Jul 17, 2018· More information about Burma is available on the Burma Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.. BURMA RELATIONS. The United States supports a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic Burma that respects the human rights of all its people.

Burmese Ruby, Jade Ban Extended JCK

Burmese Ruby, Jade Ban Extended JCK

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Burmese Ruby, Jade Ban Extended ... as it still had concerns about labor and human rights in the gem sector. "The administration is maintaining restrictions on specific activities and actors that contribute to human rights abuses or undermine Burma's democratic reform process," the statement said.

AllGov Nations

AllGov Nations

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Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, ... While in that post, he played a role in getting most European Union sanctions against Burma for its human rights violations lifted. During his assignment to the Court of St. James, Kyaw was also accredited as ambassador to Sweden and Norway. ... Burma provided the United Nations with its third ...

Human Rights Conflict Monitoring Free Burma Rangers

Human Rights Conflict Monitoring Free Burma Rangers

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Human Rights Conflict Monitoring. Human Rights Conflict Monitoring is a key part of the mission of the Free Burma 's network exists throughout Burma and has access to many areas that journalists or conflict monitors cannot normally reach.

Trump focuses on trade and terrorism, not human rights ...

Trump focuses on trade and terrorism, not human rights ...

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Trump focuses on trade and terrorism, not human rights abuse with Philippine President Duterte ... highlight human rights abuses while overseas.

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New ...

Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New ...

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Dec 16, 2010· Norway Complicit in Human Rights Abuses in Burma: New Report. By Matthew Smith. ... it may come as a shock to hear that Norway is complicit in human rights abuses in Burma (Myanmar) .

Will Myanmar's 'Genocide Gems' Become the New Blood Diamonds?

Will Myanmar's 'Genocide Gems' Become the New Blood Diamonds?

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Oct 17, 2018· Humanrights activists are targeting buyers of the nation's rubies and sapphires. ... formerly known as Burma. The goal: to make these socalled genocide gems as reviled by jewelry customers as the blood diamonds sourced from warlordcontrolled conflict areas in Africa. ... founder of Inle Advisory Group, who led an American Gem Trade ...

Oral Statment Human Rights situation in Burma

Oral Statment Human Rights situation in Burma

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Oral Statment Human Rights situation in Burma Mr President, The FIDH and the International Trade Union Confederation conducted a joint mission along the ThaiBurma border

 Lifts Ban on Burmese Gemstones | Brilliant Earth

Lifts Ban on Burmese Gemstones | Brilliant Earth

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In September, President Obama lifted a longstanding ban on the import of rubies and jade from Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma. While some in the jewelry industry have celebrated the opportunity to trade in these fine gemstones, the gemstone mining industry in Myanmar remains littered with abuse. Until the country's mines are ...

Ruggie advises caution over Burma/Myanmar ethical trade

Ruggie advises caution over Burma/Myanmar ethical trade

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Aug 22, 2012· The poor human rights record of Burma and its oppressive former regime, coupled with the popularity of reform figurehead Aung San Suu Kyi, means that companies keen to explore trade with Burma will do so in a 'fishbowl' environment, under intense scrutiny from human and labour rights .

'Serious human rights abuses continue' in Burma BBC News

'Serious human rights abuses continue' in Burma BBC News

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Feb 17, 2013· Serious human rights abuses are continuing in Burma despite progress towards democracy under the reformminded government, the UN says. Following a .

Gem Dealers Push Ban On Myanmar Rubies CBS News

Gem Dealers Push Ban On Myanmar Rubies CBS News

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Nov 17, 2007· Gem Dealers Push Ban On Myanmar Rubies. ... "Trade in these stones supports human rights abuses," New Yorkbased Human Rights Watch said in a statement this week. "The sale of these gems gives ...

Power Money: Economics and Conflict in Burma | Cultural ...

Power Money: Economics and Conflict in Burma | Cultural ...

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Continued conflict and human rights abuses have severely weakened the economy, to the detriment of both ethnic peoples and the general population, and made economic reform a practical impossibility in Burma. Although gross human rights violations and cultural destruction seem not to bother Burma's government, perhaps the impossibility of ...

ICAR and ALTSEANBurma Launch Comprehensive Study of ...

ICAR and ALTSEANBurma Launch Comprehensive Study of ...

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(Yangon, December 7) ICAR and ALTSEANBurma formally launched the "Shadow" National Baseline Assessment (NBA) of Current Implementation of Business and Human Rights Frameworks in Myanmar today. The NBA was the result of a yearlong project between ALTSEANBurma and ICAR.

Gem miner reveals alleged human rights abuses in Africa

Gem miner reveals alleged human rights abuses in Africa

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Gem miner reveals alleged human rights abuses in Africa ... company has disclosed his firm faces 29 allegations of human rights abuses at their ... cheese and wine in BoeingAirbus trade spat

Trade and Human Rights in Burma (201210) Committee on ...

Trade and Human Rights in Burma (201210) Committee on ...

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Trade and Human Rights in Burma (201210) Friday 17 August 2012. This article has been tagged : ... Despite renewed commitments to work with the ILO, forced labour and ethnic conflict rife with human rights abuses persist, particularly in Burma's resourcerich border regions. A new labour law has restored basic labour rights, but there is ...