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ASIA PACIFIC NGO HUMAN RIGTHS CONGR
Subject: ASIA PACIFIC NGO HUMAN RIGTHS CONGRESS (NEW DELHI)
The Asia Pacific NGO Human Rights Congress
New Delhi, 6-8 December 1996
Resolution on Burma
The Asia Pacific NGO Human Rights Congress-
Viewing with alarm the recent threats to the physical security of
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in the context of the increased pressure being
exerted by SLORC on the National League for Democracy,
Considering that the National Convention convened by SLORC on 9
January 1993 is design to prolong and legitimize military rule
against the will of the people as expressed in the 1990 elections,
and thus violates the principle established in the Universal
Declaration of Human Rights that the will of the people shall be
the Basis of the authority of government,
Convinced that the best means to bring about a stable future for
Burma would be tripartite discussions involving SLORC, the political
opposition and the ethnic opposition .
Nothing that there has never been an internationally coordinated
Burma policy, but simply a number of bilateral policies, with ASEAN's
constructive Engagement, Japan's policy, the EU's critical dialogue,
Australia's Benchmark Diplomacy and the Two Vision policy of the US
pulling in different directions and neutralizing each other.
1) Urges the international community to insist that SLORC give
clear guarantees of the physical safely of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
and her colleagues.
2) Calls on the international community, in particular the
government of the Asia-Pacific, to;
Develop an internationally-coordinated Burma policy aimed clearly at
restoration of democracy in the light of the 1990 election, by means
of a tripartite process involving SLORC, the political opposition
and the ethnic opposition.
Create an ongoing working group to agree the goals and means of
such a policy. Such a group should invite suggestion and assistance
from intergovernmental, gonerrment, and non-governmental bodies
Drop all support of SLORC's National Convention, as being
with the aim, started in most if the UN Burma resolution to date,
(adopted by consensus) of resolution of democracy in the light of
the 1990 election.