In Burma, human rights violations are every day perpetrated by the dictatorship. Deprived of the right to choose their own government, Burmese see their most fondamental liberties flouted: forced labour, violations of freedom of expression, of assembly, of association and the right to health or education. In spite of that, the investment of French oil giant TOTAL in this country helps keep in place the military regime by providing it with an important source of revenue, in addition to moral and political support. The contracts signed by TOTAL with the military junta count, among the most important for Burma (approximately 7% of the estimated State budget). FIDH takes an active part in the greater NGO "TOTAL pollutes democracy" campaign, which regularly demands transparency and tries to inform shareholders of the company’s practices in Burma. FIDH also supports the legal proceedings in progress against TOTAL in Belgium.