About Us

BROUK was founded on 2nd of January 2005 with seven executive committee members. Organisation is with its written constitution which has set up with core objectives, criteria for membership and EC election process. BROUK is a member of Burma stake holder listed by Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK and European Burma Network (EBN).

 

BROUK objectives are;

1. To promote or carry out various research activities, provide the students with stipends, learning materials and all out assistance for higher education.

2. To promote and publicize the genuine case and cause of the Rohingya people and to monitor the situation human rights of Rohingya and other peoples in Burma.

3. To support and express solidarity with the Rohingya national democratic movement(s), the struggles of all democratic and ethnic forces of Burma.

4. To share information, strengthen friendship and solidarity and understanding with the people of the United Kingdom. To provide advice to the community, to raised funds for the charity and to cooperate with other bodies.

BROUK is advocating within UK and Europe in particular spreading message of the plight of Rohingya people and Human right violations in Burma. We are closely working with Rohingya organizations around the world, Burma Campaign UK, Christian Solidarity Worldwide, Burmese Democratic groups, Burmese ethnic groups in UK, Euro Burma Office in Brussels and other NGOs.

 

BROUK’s achievements are;

1) Gave a talk on Rohingya Plight to all Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) democracy for Burma which was organize by former Chairman John Bercow (Current House of Speaker) on 17th of July 2007.

2) BROUK took part in organizing and participation during Burma saffron revolution demonstration at Trafalgar Square in London with other Burmese democratic group in UK in Nov 2007.

3) On 2nd November 2008, BROUK’s delegation met with several European parliament, Commission and Council officials in Brussels to highlight the plight of Rohingya people in Burma and outside Burma.

4) BROUK gave presentation at “School of Oriental and African Studies” University London on 27th of February 2009 to highlight the Plight of Rohingya people of Arakan which was hosted by SOAS

5) BROUK shared the news of the long time suffering Rohingya people of Arakan to other Burmese ethnic group and UK NGOs at the event of “An Evening with Rohingya people” organized by Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) hosted by Burma Campaign UK on 27th of August 2009.

6) BROUK has an active role on “Forum of Burma Europe” which was held every year.

7) On behalf of BROUK, President Tun Khin was invited by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow hosted reception for Burma on 21st October 2009 where former UK’s prime minister’s wife Sarah Brown , Former UK’s Foreign Secretary David Miliband, and New British Ambassador to Burma Andrew Heyn and many MPs and Burmese Democratic movement groups were attended.

8) During Lobby trip to Washington USA, BROUK President Tun Khin briefed Rohingya issues at the US congress on the religious persecution of ethnic minorities at the hands of the Burmese government. He also met with Congressman Joseph Pitts and Chris Smith to raise awareness the suffering Rohingya people of Arakan on 11th May 2010 in Washington.

9) BROUK president gave presentation on “Exposing Statelessness: Understanding the Plight of Burma’s Rohingya” at Open Society Institute (OSI) in New York. on 29th May 2009

10) BROUK president met with the chief Secretariat Dr. Elsa Stamatopoulou of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to explain the plight of Burmese Rohingya minority on 27th May 2009 at New York.

11) On 7th of July 2010, BROUK gave testimony at the Conservative Party Human Rights Commission for untold suffering of Rohingya people.

12) BROUK president attended at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on 21st September 2010 and highlighted human rights violations against Rohingya people by Burmese Military Regime.

13) On 2nd of October 2011, BROUK become member of European Burma Network (EBN) who is strongly campaigning human rights and Democracy development in Burma.

14) BROUK President Tun Khin met with US Special envoy Derek J Mitchell at US Embassy London on 3rd February 2012 highlighted Rohingya’s concern on New Regime.

15) During Lobby trip to Norway, BROUK President Tun Khin met Norwegian Former Prime Minister Mr Kjell Magne Bondevik who is also Director of Oslo Center for Peace and Human Rights.

16) BROUK President Tun Khin Spoke in Documentary Film Festival “Human Rights Human Wrongs” in Oslo 9th February 2012 to highlight Rohingya’s plight.

17) BROUK delegation highlighted Rohingya situation under of Thein Sein Reform Government in European Parliament and European Commission on 20th February 2012.

18) BROUK president gave numerous interview to the media for Burma political situation and election issues in particular to BBC World service live TV interview and BBC News24 on 30th March and 1st April 2012.

19) BROUK’s delegation always attend and raised issues at Burmese Stake Holder meeting which take place at Foreign and Common Wealth office London organize by FCO. Meeting was held twice a year with the stake holders.

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