The Burmese Army continues to commit horrific human rights abuses in the mountainous areas of Burma, where ethnic minorities live. Since the election last year, the Burmese Army have gang-raped ethnic minority women and girls, recruited child soldiers, and mortar bombed civilian villages without warning.
Now there is an opportunity to get an official UN Inquiry into these crimes, an important step to exposing the truth and getting action to end these abuses.
In the coming weeks, the EU will draft a resolution on Burma for the UN General Assembly. The EU has to decide whether or not to include establishing an Inquiry in the resolution.
• Write to the Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Minister for Foreign Affairs, asking him to ensure that the European Union includes a Commission of Inquiry in the Resolution (draft letter)
• Letters should be sent to Dept. of Foreign Affairs, Iveagh House, 80 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2 or by email to email@example.com