Bishop of Derby asks about the future of DfID funding for civil society groups in Burma

Bishop of DerbyOn Monday 6th June 2016 Baroness Cox asked Her Majesty’s Government “what is their assessment of the current situation in Burma, in particular with regard to the reported continuing military offensives and violations of human rights of the Shan, Kachin and Rohingya people by the Burmese army.” The Bishop of Derby, Rt Revd Alastair Redfern, asked a follow up question:

The Lord Bishop of Derby: My Lords, is it true that DfID has decided prematurely to end funding for civil rights groups and civil society organisations that are working cross-border? Given the delicacy of the situation and the efforts to turn it around that have been referred to, should that decision, if it has been made, be reviewed so that we can play our part in helping those civil society organisations to make a full contribution? Continue reading “Bishop of Derby asks about the future of DfID funding for civil society groups in Burma”

Bishop of Coventry asks about human rights and religious tolerance in Burma

On Tuesday 7th July the Bishop of Coventry, Rt Revd Christopher Cocksworth, received a written reply to a question on Burma. 

13.10 Bishop of CoventryThe Lord Bishop of Coventry: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar concerning the Population Control Health Care Law and how it can be implemented in a nondiscriminatory way. [HL864]

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