Human Rights Campaign

Topics: Aung San Suu Kyi, Human rights, Universal Declaration of Human Rights Pages: 2 (809 words) Published: April 14, 2013
Human Rights Campaigns

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Campaign is the competition by rivalling political candidates and also means the course of aggressive activities for a certain purpose. It comes from the French word 'Campagne' and is used for many different reasons and circumstances. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was made after World War Two ended to show what rights every person has and what they are entitled to. The world finally was aware that things needed to change after Nazi Germany and decided to create the Declaration of Human Rights so that everyone would know. My human rights campaign is called the Nation League of Democracy in Burma, it advocates a non-violent movement for multi-party democracy in Burma because it was under the military's rule from 1962 to 2011. The NLD is a political party founded on the 27 September 1988 and was represented by Aung San Suu Kyi, 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner. In the 2012 by-elections the NLD won 43 seats and is now a very successful but it was not controversial.

The NLD was supported by the public and still fought through the abuse the government was giving them by arresting many of their members. Other abuse that made the public turn away from the government is that the government supported a massacre on the NLD members in May 2002. Many of senior NLD members escaped arrest but the chairperson, Aung San Suu Kyi, and her deputy, U Tin Oo, were under house arrest but after being released and gaining the public's support, they were again arrested. After another 2 years the government had enough and prohibited the NLD making any moves and their activities. Following the abuse from the government, many members resigned from the NLD because they didn’t like the harassment and pressure from the armed forces. The NLD then later decided to boycott the generally election in 2010 because their main members were forbidden from standing, the government did this deliberately so that legally, the party would...
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