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The Burma 'Dirty List' returns

Jan 5

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Burma Campaign UK plan to name and shame companies linked to human rights abuses in Burma  

 

First published in 2002, the ‘Dirty List’ named and shamed companies linked to the military dictatorship in Burma, or linked to human rights violations. 

More than 100 companies ended their involvement in Burma after being exposed on the list, including British American Tobacco, PWC, WPP and P&O Cruises. The list was discontinued after Burma’s democracy movement dropped calls for targeted sanctions.

The London based activist group have confirmed that a new 'Dirty List' will be published early this year and updated regularly. 

 

Image: Burma Protest

 

The new 'Dirty List' will focus on companies supplying the military in Burma, companies doing business with the military, and companies involved in projects linked to human rights violations. 

The campaign group said the decision to revive the list followed overwhelming support for the move in an online survey.

 

Anna Roberts, Executive Director of Burma Campaign UK: 

“The new list will mainly focus on companies involved with the military, as the military are responsible for most human rights violations in the country, and are blocking democratic reform.

If a company is supplying the military or doing business with them, it is helping them commit war crimes and crimes against humanity. They are facilitating the rape of ethnic women and children and the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya Muslim minority.”

“We hope this new ‘Dirty List; will force companies to stop supplying and funding the military in Burma”. 

 


 

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