GUY HORTON, "The man who uncovered the truth about Burma"
Guy Horton has worked on the issue of Burma since 1998 when he was asked by the Euro-Burma Office to go on a mission on the tenth anniversary of the 1988 uprising to make contact with corralled MP’s. From 2000-2002 he carried out research into human rights violations and conducted investigations inside Burma. He also taught refugees language, lobbying skills and human rights on the Netherlands funded Foreign Affairs Diplomacy Training Course in Thailand and courses funded by The Open Society. From 2002-2005 he conducted research on the violations inflicted on the eastern ethnic peoples funded by the Netherlands government. His report “Dying Alive” and supporting video footage received worldwide coverage and contributed to the submission of Burma to the UN Security Council in January 2007. As result of the report, the UN Committee on the Prevention of Genocide carried out an investigation and placed Burma Myanmar on the Genocide Alert list.
Since 2005, he has focused on establishing a coalition of governments, funders, institutions and leading international lawyers with the aim of getting the violations objectively and authoritatively investigated and analysed so that impunity can be addressed. He is currently a Research Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Unversity of London and has been affiliated to the Irish Centre for Human Rights investigating the plight of the Rohingya people in western Burma.
He worked previously in eastern Europe during the period of transition for which he was awarded a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award. He is a trained National Health Service Counsellor; has a BA and MA from Cambridge University, and has taught at School, College and University level both nationally and internationally.
Dying Alive: A Legal Assessment of Human Rights Violations in Burma (PDF)
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Threat to the peace: A call for the UN Security Council to Act in Burma (PDF)
Crimes in Burma (PDF)
Crimes against humanity in Western Burma
Violation of Buddhist principles (PDF)
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Democracy and Development in Burma
Thai Burma Border Consortium Reports on Internal Displacement
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