How we can pressure Kirin every day from our homes

We can pressure Kirin every day without even leaving our homes. Here’s how to do it. To recap, Kirin is in joint ventures, Myanmar Breweries and Mandalay Brewery, with the Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited (MEHL), a Burmese military-owned conglomerate. Through its joint ventures, Kirin is legitimizing and funding the Myanmar military as it faces charges … Read more

Press Release: International Community Must Press Myanmar to Comply With International Court of Justice Ruling

Press Release: January 23, 2020 International Community Must Press Myanmar to Comply With International Court of Justice Ruling International Campaign for the Rohingya today welcomed the ruling by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for provisional measures to be taken by the government of Burma to prevent what the UN Fact-Finding Mission on Myanmar described … Read more

Press Release: Western Union Drops Military Myawaddy Bank As Its Agent

Media Release From Burma Campaign UK and International Campaign for the Rohingya For Immediate Release: Tuesday 7th January 2020 Western Union Drops Military Myawaddy Bank As Its Agent Burma Campaign UK and International Campaign for the Rohingya today welcomed notification from Western Union that it has stopped using the military-owned Myawaddy Bank as one of … Read more

With Its Acquisition, New Belgium Joins the Growing Boycott of Kirin Brands

Press Release: December 18, 2019 With Its Acquisition, New Belgium Joins the Growing Boycott of Kirin Brands International Campaign for the Rohingya deplores the decision yesterday by New Belgium shareholders to approve the company’s acquisition by Japanese mega-brewer Kirin. “With this decision, New Belgium and its flagship beer, Fat Tire, will join the growing boycott … Read more

US sanctions Burma army chief Min Aung Hlaing

Press Release: December 10, 2019 US sanctions Burma army chief Min Aung Hlaing International Campaign for the Rohingya welcomes the announcement today by the U.S. Treasury Department that it has added Burma’s army chief, Min Aung Hlaing, to the list of those individuals sanctioned under the Global Magnitsky Act. “This sanction of Burma’s army chief, … Read more

Press Release: Western Union – Stop Funding Genocide in Burma  

Press Release: Embargoed For: 31st October 2019; 9am US ET Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burma Campaign UK, and International Campaign for the Rohingya On the eve of Western Union announcing its 3rd quarter results, Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK (BROUK), Burma Campaign UK, International Campaign for the Rohingya, and 33 other organizations today called on Western Union … Read more

Open Letter to Western Union President and CEO Hikmet Ersek

We represent 33 organizations calling on Western Union to end its business relationship with Burma’s military. The Burmese military has been accused by United Nations investigators of being responsible for genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Western Union is in a business relationship with a military-owned bank in Burma, which it uses as one … Read more

How Universities Can Join the Movement to End Genocide

How can you make your university take action to end genocide? Students and faculty have an honorable tradition of organizing to uphold human rights. By organizing to persuade your university to enact a policy to end genocide, you are following in the footsteps of similar campaigns, such as the South Africa anti-apartheid movement (1980s), Free … Read more

Open letter to the UN Secretary General on UN operations in Myanmar

International Campaign for the Rohingya has joined fifteen NGOs on an open letter to the UN Secretary General following the publication of the inquiry into UN operations in Myanmar. The letter calls on the Secretary General to learn from the UN’s past failures in Myanmar and take bold action to strengthen support for human rights … Read more

Talking to Your Treasurer About Genocide

How can you make your university take action to end genocide? One way would be to press your university to use the power of its investments. Educational institutions invest trillions of dollars, primarily through their endowments. As shareholders, universities are partial owners of thousands of publicly traded companies. Through those ownership stakes, unviersities can put … Read more