Impunity or Reconciliation in Burma's Transition

ICTJ; Patrick Pierce

The Burmese government cannot change in a meaningful way until it eliminates the culture of impunity for human rights violations that has developed during the past 48 years. The international community can help this effort by establishing a commission of inquiry into the violations. Recent efforts in Burma to end the civil war and to introduce democratic rule have fallen short.

Date published: 
12/1/2010