EU Relocation: Österreich erfüllte die Quote nur zu 0,8 Prozent.

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Rohingya Crisis: EU Missing In Action: UK Must Lead Again

The Department for International Development (DFID) and other donors and aid agencies are facing unprecedented challenges with more than 400,000 Rohingya who have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing attacks by the Burmese Army. But that doesn’t mean they should forget other people who have fled attacks by the military.

“By cutting aid donors are effectively starving these internally displaced people into risking their lives returning to places that are not safe,” said Anna Roberts. “No one should be forced to return home when it is not safe for them to do so. We need DFID to step in and provide emergency funding to these people and work with other donors to ensure that there is funding for internally displaced people and refugees on the Thailand-Burma border so that they can return home when it is safe, or have another safe place to live.

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“Let me say that efforts such as the EU-Turkey deal, which tries to stem the flow of asylum seekers and irregular migrants travelling across the Aegean Sea from Turkey to the Greek islands is apparently a deviation from the 1951 UN Refugee Convention and its 1967 Protocol, as the latter obligates the receiving states’ parties to provide protection to people in need, and also adhere to the principle of non-refoulement.”

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Henry Van Thio, Vice President of Myanmar, addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, 20 September 2017 in New York City.

Whatever our religious faith, … Some more pictures of today uploaded here for all of you.

It’s time to #FreeShawkan, @AlsisiOfficial. #UNGA

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Time for a Global UN Arms Embargo

Min Aung Hlaing

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“It is incredible that is has taken three weeks of an ethnic cleansing campaign, thousands dead and nearly half a million displaced, before the British government decided to cancel this training,” said Mark Farmaner, Director of Burma Campaign UK. “Ending this training should have been a no-brainer, not something to dither over for three weeks while ethnic cleansing happens in front of our eyes. The original decision to provide this training is an example of catastrophic misjudgement by the British government about the situation in Burma. A major rethink on policy is now needed and a return to putting human rights first.”

Burma Campaign UK will now also campaign for Germany and Austria to end the training programmes they have offered to the military in Burma.

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If you are in #Nuremberg on Sept20, don’t miss the screening of #SyriasDisappeared

Map of the Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online database showing military occupations

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“Anyone choosing to avoid holidaying in Myanmar is making a personal moral choice, which they are free to do, but it won’t do anything to help the Rohingya.”

What happened to all the int’l donor pledges for education for #Syria’s refugee kids?

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UK is the only donor that has published detailed information about multi-year funding commitments to both the Lebanese and Jordanian governments’ education plans.

More detailed, comprehensive information on education aid is needed to assess whether donors have met their own pledges and provided aid in a timely way, and whether the activities being funded address key obstacles that are hampering the realization of the right to education for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children. Donors, implementing agencies, and host governments need to know what programs are being funded in order to coordinate their efforts effectively and avoid gaps or overlaps in aid.



In 2016/2017, UNRWA and the EU partnered to run the My Voice-My School project and connected Palestine refugee students in Syria and Gaza with their peers in Germany and The Netherlands. An eye-opening experience for all involved, an opportunity to have a voice in the wider debate about education and proof, once again, that friendships can be struck beyond borders!


Thousands of Uyghurs have been subjected to ‘political re-education’, not because they have done anything wrong, but because they are deemed ‘politically unreliable’.

 In the past, Chinese authorities have imprisoned Uyghur scholars and journalists who right about the true history of East Turkestan and the current situation there, to silence any dissenting voices. This latest campaign seeks to build on this by forcing a false historical narrative on the population of East Turkestan in attempt to brainwash them, establish greater control over the region and undermine any claims to greater self-determination.

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UNICEF says up to 400,000 Rohingya have fled recent Myanmar violence and entered Bangladesh.

The details of the three villagers who were arrested are as follows:

  1. Sai Hsarng Hla, aged 29, son of Lung Aww and Pa Kya, villagers of Wan Loi Yoi, Pa Karng village tract, Mong Yai township.
  2. Sai Hsarng Kyaw, aged 36, son of Lung Tun and Pa Koam, villagers of Na Larn, Pa Karng village tract, Mong Yai township.
  3. Sai Hsarng Korn, aged 32, son of Lung Sanda and Pa Moan, villagers of Wan Loi Yoi, Pa Karng village tract, Mong Yai township.

On September 11, 2017 about 30 Burma Army troops from IB 147, based in Nawng Kaw, Khai Hsim, were coming from the direction of Hsawng Ke to the deserted village of Wan Kao Koong Mued in Hsipaw township, when they began shelling and shooting around the village, instilling fear among nearby villagers.

The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini have issued two statements on the Rakhine Crisis on 6th September and 11th September, the first one almost two weeks after the crisis began, both without even mentioning the Rohingya by name. Neither did the statements from the European External Action Service condemn the Burmese military explicitly for the attacks on the Rohingya, the one on 6th September just weakly stating: “The security forces involved in ongoing operations have a duty to exercise maximum restraint and to protect unarmed civilians. There is an urgent need for a de-escalation of tensions, on all sides, and for full observance of international human rights law.”

The EU needs to move from issuing weak statements to concrete action to help stop the attacks on the Rohingya. It is completely unacceptable that the EU during this crucial time of persecution of the Rohingya does not even refer to the ethnic group by their name.

The moment she leaves the country – the military will take over

While the world focuses on Aung San Suu Kyi, the man responsible for these horrific abuses gets little condemnation. Min Aung Hlaing is guilty of ethnic cleansing and under investigation for war crimes, but he is embraced by the international community. This must change.

In Asia, Min Aung Hlaing has completed visits to India and Japan this year, even meeting prime ministers in those countries. As he began his campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya, he met military heads from Vietnam and Thailand to discuss closer military ties.

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The UN Declaration was adopted by a majority of 143 states in favour, 4 votes against (Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States) and 11 abstentions (Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burundi, Colombia, Georgia, Kenya, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Samoa and Ukraine).


„India has, today, submitted its Memorial (written pleadings) to the ICJ in the Jadhav case involving egregious violation of Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963 by Pakistan. This is in furtherance of our application filed before the Court on May 8, 2017,“ External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

On May 8, India moved the ICJ for instituting proceedings against Pakistan for violations of the Vienna Convention „in the matter of the detention and trial of an Indian National, Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav“, sentenced to death in Pakistan and requested immediate suspension of the sentence of death awarded to the accused.

One part of sanctions community wants my opinion on North Korea’s economy. Another part wants to make it impossible to have informed one.

 „UN recognition of his status as stateless.“ What might this mean and does such recognition give him any rights or leverage?

So you immediately see in the more prominent international declarations, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, they now recognize the right to nationality. And this is reconfirmed in a number of international treaties and texts, including various conventions that have been created since the end of World War II.

 [Ukrainian courts will]…uphold the decision because Ukraine has incorporated in its own constitution these international protections against depriving someone arbitrarily of citizenship and it does also state that individuals have the right to appear in a fair, objective court proceeding and to argue their case and to be represented. So far, that hasn’t happened.

It couldn’t come at a better time. Already, the U.N. Human Rights Council has passed a resolution last year requesting its high commissioner for human rights to create a database of companies that operate in or have business relationships in the West Bank beyond Israel’s 1949 Armistice Lines, which includes all of Jerusalem, Israel’s capital.

Moreover, the European Union has instituted a mandatory labeling requirement for agricultural products made in the West Bank and has restricted its substantial research and development funds to Israeli universities and companies to only those with no contacts with territories east of the Armistice Line.

None of the many U.N. member states that are serial human rights violators are accorded similar treatment. Not Iran. Not Syria. Not North Korea. Only Israel.

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Chairman Crowley, Rep. Chabot Call for Suspension of Military Training in Burma

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These YouTube channels DO NOT use advertisements and hence DO NOT generate revenue for the North Korean government in any way. In light of this, I do not understand how they can be thought to violate any US, EU, or UN sanctions regime.

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HC Zeid: when HRC fails to act w/ required urgency „selectivity becomes a poison“

One of the journalists asked whether Belarus‘ efforts to ensure the openness of the military exercise were successful. “These efforts would be successful if our western partners did not attempt to artificially create tensions, if they had a genuine interest in obtaining the objective information about the exercise. We must regretfully state that there is no genuine and real interest,” Vladimir Makei said.
The minister added that Belarus has never posed a threat to its neighbors and has no intention to be a threat to anyone.

#Belarus‚ Foreign Ministry hosted briefing for representatives of diplomatic corps on #Zapad2017

— Belarus MFA 🇧🇾 (@BelarusMFA) 11. September 2017

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#Rohingya crisis: UN sees ‚ethnic cleansing‘ in Myanmar

 In 2016 a total of six Burmese military personnel visited the UK to undertake UK Government funded defence educational training courses. A further 13 Burmese military personnel visited the UK up to 14 July this year. 

We were first taken to a small school in Maungdaw, now crowded with displaced Hindu families. They all had the same story to tell of Muslims attacking, of fleeing in fear. Oddly, Hindus who have fled to Bangladesh all say they were attacked by local Rakhine Buddhists, because they resemble Rohingyas.
In the school we were accompanied by armed police and officials. Could they speak freely?

Rohingya refugees wait inside a truck as they arrive at Bangladesh border at Teknaf, Bangladesh, 9 September 2017

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Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends the funeral service for the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's former chairman Aung Shwe in Yangon on 17 August 2017.

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Debate on Rohingya crisis in British Parliament today:

Words fail me, so I will let the numbers speak: 270,000. men, women, children, and the elderly. Tragic.


No direct pressure on Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, who commands the soldiers committing these violations.

If Rohingya sources are correct, the number killed are many more than in the Monk led uprising in Burma ten years ago this September. They also equal the lower estimates of the number killed in the 8.8.88 uprising.

In a debate on the crisis in Parliament on Tuesday 5 September the Foreign Office minister responsible for Burma, Rt Hon Mark Field MP, did not appear to know what was taking place or what the Foreign Secretary and Foreign Office have done in response.

The British government has not even issued a statement condemning Min Aung Hlaing and his military for the attacks against Rohingya civilians, including children. It continues to provide his military with free training.

The European Union External Action Service issued a statement on the crisis which did not even refer to Rohingya by name, so afraid are they of upsetting the Burmese government and military.

Britain and other countries proving the Burmese military with training or entering in co-operation programmes must stop doing so. Britain and the EU must stop companies supplying the military with any kind of equipment. Britain should work to build support for a global UN arms embargo.

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