Help `the Bosnia of Asia' Western Leaders Must Enact UN Arms Boycott against Burma's Junta
Janelle M. Diller. Janelle M. Diller is Legal Director of the Washington-based International Human Rights Law Group., The Christian Science Monitor
SIX months ago, President Clinton publicly assured the Burmese people that "America stands with them in the struggle for freedom in Burma." Next week at the United Nations, he and other Western leaders have an opportunity to make good that commitment by encouraging member states to avoid providing arms to the Burmese military junta. Yet the commitment appears to be faltering.
A voluntary arms boycott sponsored by the UN General Assembly would finally give teeth to the UN's repeated calls to the junta to transfer power to pro-democracy legislators elected in a 1990 landslide victory. Coupled with a proposed role for the UN secretary-general in promoting dialogue among the …
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Publication information: Article title: Help `the Bosnia of Asia' Western Leaders Must Enact UN Arms Boycott against Burma's Junta. Contributors: Janelle M. Diller. Janelle M. Diller is Legal Director of the Washington-based International Human Rights Law Group. - Author. Newspaper title: The Christian Science Monitor. Publication date: November 26, 1993. Page number: 19. © 2009 The Christian Science Publishing Society. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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