The Burmese way : to where? – a report of a mission to Myanmar

The mission was undertaken by Makhdoom Ali Khan, Pakistan.

The report contains:

  • Abbreviations and Terms, Preface, Map
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: 1947-1991: A Historical Summary
  • Chapter 3: The Rule of Law and the Legal System
  • Chapter 4: Human Rights Violations
  • Chapter 5: The Environment and the Economy
  • Conclusions and Recommendations

From the Conclusions and Recommendations: “Neither under the general principles of law nor the constitutional law of Myanmar has SLORC any right to hold power after the people have expressed their wishes in favour of a NLD Government. Continued SLORC rule also violates Article 21(3) of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which declares that the will of the people as expressed in a genuine election shall be the basis of the authority of government. Though there is little chance of a transfer of power to the democratically elected representatives of the people in the near future, the international community cannot turn a blind eye to the excesses of SLORC and turn its back on the people of Myanmar.”

Myanmar-Burmese way-fact-finding report-1991-eng (full text in English, PDF)

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