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Human Rights Yearbook Available Online

Tuesday, July 03 2007, 08:18 AM EDT
Monday 25 June 2007, was a day of some significance. The day marked the eve of not only the 52 nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, but also the 20th anniversary that the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) entered into force as well as the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. (Source: HRDU)

Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2006 now available online

Human Rights Documentation Unit (HRDU)

3 July 2007
BANGKOK, THAILAND - Monday 25 June 2007, was a day of some significance. The day marked the eve of not only the 52 nd anniversary of the signing of the UN Charter, but also the 20th anniversary that the UN Convention against Torture (CAT) entered into force as well as the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

It was thus on this day that the Human Rights Documentation Unit (HRDU) of the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma (NCGUB) released the Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2006 at a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT). The report is the thirteenth annual edition of the Burma Human Rights Yearbook and, at 850 pages in length, represents the largest, most comprehensive and detailed Yearbook that the HRDU has produced to date.

The report cites several hundred different sources from across the country as well as those published internationally to exhaustively document the continuing and systematic perpetration of human rights violations in Burma as they occurred throughout 2006. The Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2006 starkly demonstrates that conditions facing the diverse peoples of Burma have not improved since the first Yearbook was published thirteen years ago. Rather, the opposite has occurred where the human rights situation confronting the population has steadily and consistently declined. Members of the civilian population across the country have continued to be subjected to forced labour, extortion, arbitrary arrest, summary execution, rape, forced relocation, the confiscation and/or destruction of land and property, religious persecution and ethnic discrimination, among other abuses. All such violations have been committed within a climate of absolute impunity to ensure that all opposition to the regime is suppressed and the people left atomized, uninformed, and more easily monitored, controlled and exploited to bolster the continuation of military rule.

The HRDU is proud to announce that the Burma Human Rights Yearbook 2006 and the Report Briefer that accompanies it are both now available for download in PDF format from the NCGUB website at www.ncgub.net/.

For more information and enquiries, please contact the Human Rights Documentation Unit (HRDU) via email on enquiries.hrdu@gmail.com.

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