EU Should Support Commission of Inquiry on Burma

Brussels, 11/04/2011

The Burmese military junta is responsible for appalling crimes over many years. Europe, and the rest of the international community, should support international moves for a UN Inquiry, to ensure that justice is done on behalf of the victims of the regime’s reign of oppression and violence,” said ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow.

There is already significant support within European governments for a UN Inquiry to be launched, and the EU as a whole now needs to fully support it. Europe needs to take a strong stand and show that the regime cannot continue to act with impunity,” said ETUC General Secretary John Monks.