Now What Do You Think?
Now that you’ve completed this unit, how would you answer these questions?
  • If elections are ignored and demonstrators are arrested, what can people do to bring about change?
  • What should the US and international community do to help end the crimes against humanity taking place in Myanmar?
  • If the member states of the UN Security Council cannot reach agreement to take action on Myanmar, should important states like Japan and the U.S. take tough action on their own? For example, does Japan continue business as usual with Myanmar?
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UN Response to Myanmar

Application for Asylum Form I-589
CNN: Myanmar Video Stories
Political Asylum & Refugee Status
Seattle Times: Myanmar’s Refugees
UN Children’s Fund
UN High Commissioner for Refugees
World Food Organization
World Health Organization: Myanmar
The Japanese Government provides grant assistance for Libraries in Myanmar Refugee Camps
Myanmar's junta faces rebuke at UN General
Myanmar Refugees in Bangladesh: Nowhere to Go
Resettlement of Myanmar refugees under way from northern Thai camp
Taipei Times: Thai senators blast Myanmar refugee locations
Thousands of Refugees from Myanmar, March 12, 1997
Universal Declaration of Human Rights Doctrine (pdf file)
US Rebuke to Myanmar Is Defeated by U.N. Vetoes

Amnesty International Report 2007. Myanmar.
Background Notes: Burma. State Department.
Burma: U.N. Must Act to End Attacks on Karen. May 3, 2006. Human Rights Watch.
Conditions in Burma and US Policy Toward Burma for the Period September 28, 2005-March 27, 2006. April 17, 2006. State Department.
Myanmar Ethnic Minorities: Targets of Repression. June 2001, Amnesty International.
They Came and Destroyed Our Village Again. June 2005. Human Rights Watch.
US Calls for Release of Aung San Suu Kyi and Other Political Prisoners. May 23, 2007. State Department Press Release.
Convention Concerning Forced or Compulsory Labour (ILO No. 29), 39 U. N.T.S. 55, entered into force May 1, 1932.
Hoge, Warren. 2007 US Rebuke To Myanmar Is Defeated By U.N. Vetoes. January 13, pp. A5.
Myanmar 1988 to 1998: Happy 10th Anniversary? Ethnic Nationalities. May 1998. Amnesty International.
Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 2187 U.N.T.S. 90 entered into force July 1, 2002. Article 7.
Report of the Special Rapporteur, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro. Situation of human rights in Myanmar. Commission on Human Rights E/CN.4/2006/34.
Statement on Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma. May 17, 2007. White House Press Release.
Steinberg, David I., 2001. Burma: The State of Myanmar. Washington D.C.: Georgetown University Press.
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, G.A. res. 217A (III), U.N. Doc A/810 at 71 (1948)

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