The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

US Campaign for Burma thanks Tomás Ojea Quintana, UN Special Rapporteur for the situation of human rights in Burma, for his six years of superb service relentlessly unearthing the extent of human rights abuses in Burma. Quintana provided a voice of reason to policymakers, decision-makers, and international governmental bodies. He dispelled the narrative adopted by … More The Truth Hurts: 3 Grim Realities in Burma

Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma

Soon you could see child soldiers like this donning the iconic blue helmet of the UN peacekeepers. That is essentially the recommendation raised by UN Special Envoy to Burma Vijay Nambiar. During a visit to Nay Pyi Taw in January, Nambiar suggested to Burmese Defense Commander-in-Chief Aung Hlaing that the Burmese military start sending troops on … More Mixed Messages from the UN in Burma

Burma’s draft Association Law: a government chokehold on civil society

Civil society organizations have provided essential guidance to Burma’s peace and development process, often – through years of exiled activism and international support during military rule – holding far more political and legal knowledge than government officials themselves. This summer, the Burmese government, threatened by these organizations’ influence and advocacy efforts, rolled out the draft … More Burma’s draft Association Law: a government chokehold on civil society

The State of Child Soldiers in Burma

Today, June 27, 2013, USCB released a joint statement signed by 33 organizations condemning the use of child soldiers in Burma. The statement marks the one-year anniversary of the Joint Action Plan on the use and recruitment of child soldiers signed by the Burmese government and the UN and highlights the Burmese government’s non-compliance in … More The State of Child Soldiers in Burma