Burmas gem trade and human rights abuses

Obama Renews Sanctions on Burmese Gems

Human rights in Myanmar under its military regime have long been regarded as among the worst in the world. International human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have repeatedly documented and condemned widespread human rights violations in Myanmar. The Freedom in the World 2011 …

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military ... - Human Rights Watch

Burma's export-import trade with the United States constitutes about 5 percent of the total foreign trade. ... There is a large black market that smuggles live animals, gems, minerals, teak, and rice into the neighboring countries. ... to cut back on education, health, and other essential services. Growing international concern about human ...

Human Rights and Democratic Reform in Burma | Domini ...

Feb 20, 2015· Burma's human rights abuses highlight alarming corporate failure. Bobbie Sta. Maria and Irene Pietropaoli. This article is more than 5 years old.

HRW briefing: "Burma's Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses ...

Nov 13, 2007· Human Rights Watch has called for a total ban on precious stones from the former Burma, where state-controlled mines supply sapphires, pearls, jade and 90 percent of the world's rubies.

The "Blood Rubies" of Burma - Open Society Foundations

Consumers and merchants should not buy jade, rubies, and other gems from Burma until the military government ends its repression, which is partly funded by gem sales, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called for a boycott in advance of a gem auction scheduled from January 15 to 19 in Rangoon...[and] organized by the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Company Ltd., a …

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels ...

Nov 12, 2007· (New York) - China, Thailand, the United States, and other countries should completely block the purchase of gems from Burma that help finance military abuses there, Human Rights Watch said …

U.S. To Lift Ban On Burma Gems | WBEZ Chicago

The U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a business advisory to caution businesses about the risks of supply chain links to entities that engage in human rights abuses, including forced labor, in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China.

Democracy and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides ...

Human Rights Abuses in a Globalized World: Burma Case Study The world watched this fall as Buddist monks protested in Burma and as policemen arrested the protestors. Ordinary citizens told their stories to the world by using cell phones to videotape rallies and subsequent police clashes.

Burma's human rights abuses highlight alarming corporate ...

Nov 17, 2007· "Trade in these stones supports human rights abuses," New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement this week. "The sale of these gems gives Burma's …

Boycott of Burma's 'Blood Rubies' Urged by Rights ...

Nov 12, 2007· Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels Atrocities Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 12 November 2007. China, Thailand, the United States, and other countries should completely block the purchase of gems from Burma that help finance military abuses there...

Myanmar gems auction shrugs off Western sanctions | Reuters

After talking with Human Rights Watch researchers, Art Works came up with the idea for BLOOD/STONES as a way to visually tell the story of human rights abuses in Burma. Our work often targets wider, mainstream audiences and so an exhibition that would fit into public venues with high foot traffic made sense.

Refworld | Burma's Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses

Jun 01, 2004· In the last decade the U.S. share of trade with Burma has dropped precipitously (from over $2 billion in 1993 to $226 million in 2002 4) as countless firms have independently ceased doing business in a country with such an abysmal track record of human rights violations. With the military junta maintaining a firm grasp on all sectors of ...

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels ...

Sep 05, 2013· This action, called for by multiple human rights organizations and activists, is due to the continued ties of the gem trade to massive human rights abuses in Burma. While the previously stricter sanctions have lapsed, Obama's Executive Order is still considered a great feat as it takes a notable stand against the Burmese government.

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military ... - Human Rights Watch

In October 2016, as a final step in the process of lifting sanctions, the US government announced that it would no longer require US firms operating in Burma to report on their human rights risk assessments, a decision that faced strong objections from various human rights organizations due to an array of ongoing serious human rights violations ...

Burma (Myanmar) International trade, Information about ...

Jul 01, 2008· Burma's Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses. Author: Human Rights Watch. Burma produces the vast majority of high-quality rubies on the world market... It is also the top global producer of jade... Burma's gem mines are ruled with an iron hand by military authorities and mining companies. Deplorable conditions at the mines... Read more

The curse of the blood rubies: Inside Burma's brutal gem trade

Nov 12, 2007· Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels Atrocities Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 12 November 2007. China, Thailand, the United States, and other countries should completely block the purchase of gems from Burma that help finance military abuses there...

Burma Gem Boycott Raised | Common Dreams News

The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma – or Myanmar – have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring further human rights abuses to an immediate halt. "Burmese helicopter set fire ...

The Chinese Communist Party's Human Rights Abuses in ...

Jan 16, 2008· "Sales of rubies and jade help bankroll Burma's repressive military," said Arvind Ganesan of Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based advocacy group that tracks rights abuses across the world. HRW's call for a boycott came as authorities in Yangon were about to open a 4-day gem …

US renews ban on Myanmar gems | The Myanmar Times

Aug 11, 2013· His comments follow an executive order issued on August 7 by President Barack Obama to maintain a ban on the import of rubies and jade. "The administration is maintaining restrictions on specific activities and actors that contribute to human rights abuses or undermine Burma's democratic reform process," deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said, using Myanmar's former name.

Human Rights Abuses in a Globalized World: Burma Case ...

The color and quality of gems from Burma make them attractive for use in jewelry sold around the world, but the beauty of Burmese gems is marred by their association with serious human rights abuses. A growing number of governments, ethically-minded businesses, and civil society groups are working to curtail the international trade in Burmese gems through targeted sanctions and boycott campaigns.

US Govt. bans all Burmese gem imports, encourages Chevron ...

Human rights organisations also claim that generals arrange private sales of the finest gems and keep the proceeds in accordance with agreed sweetener deals. ... Inside Burma's brutal gem trade. e ...

Gem Dealers Push Ban On Myanmar Rubies - CBS News

Oct 17, 2018· Human-rights activists are targeting buyers of the nation's rubies and sapphires. ... but the abuses have drawn few other punitive actions. ... who led an American Gem Trade Association ...

Obama Renews Sanctions on Burmese Gems

Human rights in Myanmar under its military regime have long been regarded as among the worst in the world. International human rights organisations including Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science have repeatedly documented and condemned widespread human rights violations in Myanmar. The Freedom in the World 2011 …

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military ... - Human Rights Watch

Burma's export-import trade with the United States constitutes about 5 percent of the total foreign trade. ... There is a large black market that smuggles live animals, gems, minerals, teak, and rice into the neighboring countries. ... to cut back on education, health, and other essential services. Growing international concern about human ...

Human Rights and Democratic Reform in Burma | Domini ...

Feb 20, 2015· Burma's human rights abuses highlight alarming corporate failure. Bobbie Sta. Maria and Irene Pietropaoli. This article is more than 5 years old.

HRW briefing: "Burma's Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses ...

Nov 13, 2007· Human Rights Watch has called for a total ban on precious stones from the former Burma, where state-controlled mines supply sapphires, pearls, jade and 90 percent of the world's rubies.

The "Blood Rubies" of Burma - Open Society Foundations

Consumers and merchants should not buy jade, rubies, and other gems from Burma until the military government ends its repression, which is partly funded by gem sales, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch called for a boycott in advance of a gem auction scheduled from January 15 to 19 in Rangoon...[and] organized by the Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Company Ltd., a …

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels ...

Nov 12, 2007· (New York) - China, Thailand, the United States, and other countries should completely block the purchase of gems from Burma that help finance military abuses there, Human Rights Watch said …

U.S. To Lift Ban On Burma Gems | WBEZ Chicago

The U.S. Department of State, along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a business advisory to caution businesses about the risks of supply chain links to entities that engage in human rights abuses, including forced labor, in Xinjiang and elsewhere in China.

Democracy and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides ...

Human Rights Abuses in a Globalized World: Burma Case Study The world watched this fall as Buddist monks protested in Burma and as policemen arrested the protestors. Ordinary citizens told their stories to the world by using cell phones to videotape rallies and subsequent police clashes.

Burma's human rights abuses highlight alarming corporate ...

Nov 17, 2007· "Trade in these stones supports human rights abuses," New York-based Human Rights Watch said in a statement this week. "The sale of these gems gives Burma's …

Boycott of Burma's 'Blood Rubies' Urged by Rights ...

Nov 12, 2007· Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels Atrocities Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 12 November 2007. China, Thailand, the United States, and other countries should completely block the purchase of gems from Burma that help finance military abuses there...

Myanmar gems auction shrugs off Western sanctions | Reuters

After talking with Human Rights Watch researchers, Art Works came up with the idea for BLOOD/STONES as a way to visually tell the story of human rights abuses in Burma. Our work often targets wider, mainstream audiences and so an exhibition that would fit into public venues with high foot traffic made sense.

Refworld | Burma's Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses

Jun 01, 2004· In the last decade the U.S. share of trade with Burma has dropped precipitously (from over $2 billion in 1993 to $226 million in 2002 4) as countless firms have independently ceased doing business in a country with such an abysmal track record of human rights violations. With the military junta maintaining a firm grasp on all sectors of ...

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels ...

Sep 05, 2013· This action, called for by multiple human rights organizations and activists, is due to the continued ties of the gem trade to massive human rights abuses in Burma. While the previously stricter sanctions have lapsed, Obama's Executive Order is still considered a great feat as it takes a notable stand against the Burmese government.

Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military ... - Human Rights Watch

In October 2016, as a final step in the process of lifting sanctions, the US government announced that it would no longer require US firms operating in Burma to report on their human rights risk assessments, a decision that faced strong objections from various human rights organizations due to an array of ongoing serious human rights violations ...

Burma (Myanmar) International trade, Information about ...

Jul 01, 2008· Burma's Gem Trade and Human Rights Abuses. Author: Human Rights Watch. Burma produces the vast majority of high-quality rubies on the world market... It is also the top global producer of jade... Burma's gem mines are ruled with an iron hand by military authorities and mining companies. Deplorable conditions at the mines... Read more

The curse of the blood rubies: Inside Burma's brutal gem trade

Nov 12, 2007· Burma: Gem Trade Bolsters Military Regime, Fuels Atrocities Author: Human Rights Watch, Published on: 12 November 2007. China, Thailand, the United States, and other countries should completely block the purchase of gems from Burma that help finance military abuses there...

Burma Gem Boycott Raised | Common Dreams News

The widespread killings of Rohingya Muslims in Burma – or Myanmar – have received only passing and dispassionate coverage in most media. What they actually warrant is widespread outrage and decisive efforts to bring further human rights abuses to an immediate halt. "Burmese helicopter set fire ...

The Chinese Communist Party's Human Rights Abuses in ...

Jan 16, 2008· "Sales of rubies and jade help bankroll Burma's repressive military," said Arvind Ganesan of Human Rights Watch (HRW), a New York-based advocacy group that tracks rights abuses across the world. HRW's call for a boycott came as authorities in Yangon were about to open a 4-day gem …

US renews ban on Myanmar gems | The Myanmar Times

Aug 11, 2013· His comments follow an executive order issued on August 7 by President Barack Obama to maintain a ban on the import of rubies and jade. "The administration is maintaining restrictions on specific activities and actors that contribute to human rights abuses or undermine Burma's democratic reform process," deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said, using Myanmar's former name.

Human Rights Abuses in a Globalized World: Burma Case ...

The color and quality of gems from Burma make them attractive for use in jewelry sold around the world, but the beauty of Burmese gems is marred by their association with serious human rights abuses. A growing number of governments, ethically-minded businesses, and civil society groups are working to curtail the international trade in Burmese gems through targeted sanctions and boycott campaigns.

US Govt. bans all Burmese gem imports, encourages Chevron ...

Human rights organisations also claim that generals arrange private sales of the finest gems and keep the proceeds in accordance with agreed sweetener deals. ... Inside Burma's brutal gem trade. e ...

Gem Dealers Push Ban On Myanmar Rubies - CBS News

Oct 17, 2018· Human-rights activists are targeting buyers of the nation's rubies and sapphires. ... but the abuses have drawn few other punitive actions. ... who led an American Gem Trade Association ...