Wednesday, May 7, 2008

The crazy junta of Burma

French Official Urges U.N. to Force Aid on Myanmar;
“We are seeing at the United Nations if we can’t implement the responsibility to protect, given that food, boats and relief teams are there, and obtain a United Nations’ resolution which authorizes the delivery and imposes this on the Burmese government,” Mr. Kouchner, who founded the aid group Doctors Without Borders, told reporters in Paris.

In 2005, the United Nations recognized the concept of “responsibility to protect” civilians when their governments could or would not do it, even if this meant intervention that violated national sovereignty. But it has been rarely applied.

1 comment:

ankit said...

The burmese govt is shrinking back from it's responsibilities by now allowing enough freedom to the humanitarian angencies trying to help there.