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Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Examines reform moves in Burma including estimates of the number of political prisoners being held in Burma and what must be done by Burmese authorities to bring about the lifting of U.S. economic sanctions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Asia,Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Democracy/Peace

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R42363_20120301.pdf

Discusses the number and importance of political prisoners in Burma for the hopes of restoring democratic rule to the country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.com

 

Refugees and Asylees: 2011

Categories: Burma,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/statistics/publications/ois_rfa_fr_2011.pdf

Provides information on the number of persons admitted to the U.S. as refugees or granted asylum in 2011.  A total of 56,384 refugees were admitted ;  Burma, Bhutan, and Iraq were the leading countries of nationality for refugees.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security

 

In Brief: Burma – The Beginning of a New Era?

Categories: Burma,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06287.pdf

The National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi achieved a stunning victory in the spring 2012 Parliamentary elections in Burma.  This note surveys the debate about what has been achieved so far in Burma, what remains to be done, and whether Western sanctions should be lifted.  From the Library of the House of Commons

 

Burma’s April Parliamentary By-Elections

Categories: Burma,Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns,Foreign Affairs

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42438.pdf

Previews the coming parliamentary elections in Burma and their potential effect on U.S. policy.  Also looks at related issues in Burma involving human rights, political prisoners, and ethnic conflicts.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Burma’s Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions

Categories: Burma,Conflict Resolution,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42363.pdf

Discusses current estimates of the number of political prisoners in Burma, and how the issue of political prisoners affects the hopes for democratic reforms and parliamentary elections.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sanctions on Burma

Categories: Burma,Civil/Human Rights

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41336.pdf

Provides a brief history of U.S. policy toward Burma, the development of U.S. sanctions due to human rights abuses,  and an examination of additional sanctions that have been considered but not enacted by Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Can Economic Reform Open a Peaceful Path to Ending Burma’s Isolation

Categories: Burma,Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Elections/Campaigns

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/PB14%20Can%20Economic%20Reform%20Open%20a%20Peaceful%20Path%20to%20Ending%20Burma%27s%20Isolation.pdf

Examines opportunities for reengagement with Burma and ten challenges for the post-election government.  From the United States Institute of Peace

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