AAPP (2002) Confidence Building and Political Prisoners

In Burma, talks between the military government known as the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), and the opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), have been ongoing for the past one and a half years. However, as of yet neither the junta nor the NLD has released any statements regarding these negotiations. This paper will analyze the degree to which progress has been made in improving human rights conditions in Burma, specifically in the context of confidence building efforts between the NLD and the SPDC, who have yet to transfer power to the elected Members of Parliament. This paper will focus mainly on the progress of the talks as they pertain to the condition of political prisoners.

Full paper here: Confidence Building and Political Prisoners (February 2002)