Saturday, 13 March 2010 00:00
ND-Burma formed in 2004 in order to provide a way for Burma human rights organizations to collaborate on the human rights documentation process.
The 12 ND-Burma member organizations seek to collectively use the truth of what communities in Burma have endured to challenge the regime’s power through present-day advocacy as well as prepare for justice and accountability measures in a potential transition.
ND-Burma conducts fieldwork trainings; coordinates members’ input into a common database using Martus, an open-source software developed by Benetech; and engages in joint-advocacy campaigns.
When possible, ND-Burma also collaborates with other human rights organizations in all aspects of its work.
Seeking truth and justice for a peaceful democratic transition in Burma
Collaboration on a common human rights database
Make available high-quality and high-volume data for ND-Burma members and other advocacy groups
Develop an accurate historical record that can be drawn from for potential transitional justice mechanisms in a future democratic Burma.
“Burma has ignored the demands of the UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General, the US, EU and its own neighbours by imposing restrictive and unfair terms on elections.
The targeting of Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD is particularly vindictive and callous. I have today written to the UN Secretary General to call for an urgent meeting in New York to discuss these developments.
We will also seek international support to impose an arms embargo against Burma. Burma’s people are demanding political and economic freedom, and the international community must stand with them.”