Tuesday, 23 October 2007
Human Rights Issues.
Joe Costello (Dublin Central, Labour)
China is the country with by far the greatest influence on Myanmar. There is a window of opportunity in the context of the run-up to the Olympic Games. What steps might be taken to encourage talks with the pro-democracy movement and particularly Aung San Suu Kyi, which would be the way forward? Has the EU sought access for a mission in the context of further sanctions? Is there room for negotiation on that issue so that the EU can send a mission to Burma in the context of the detentions, to observe the human rights situation?