Publications

06 Aug 2010
Upholding the Responsibility to Protect in Burma/Myanmar

In advance of Burma/Myanmar's elections scheduled for 7 November 2010 the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect issued a Policy Brief urging that international attention must focus on the plight of Burma's ethnic minorities who continue to suffer atrocities at the hands of the government. These atrocities may rise to the level of crimes against humanity, war crimes and ethnic cleansing – crimes states committed themselves to protect populations from at the 2005 World Summit, as described in the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect policy brief dated 4 March 2010, "Applying the Responsibility to Protect to Burma/Myanmar."