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ILO: Forced Labor is Rife in Asia

06/06/2012

As brought to light in a PHR investigation released in 2010, ILO's 2012 report shows forced labor is still rampant in the Asia/Pacific region.

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doctors operating

World Health Organization Adopts Resolution Requiring Documentation of Violations of Medical Neutrality

05/31/2012

Member States of the World Health Organization adopted a resolution on Friday that requires the body to document violations of medical neutrality.

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An Afghan child, victim of a landmine

President Obama, the US Should Join the Mine Ban Treaty

04/19/2012

PHR joined partner organizations in an April 4, 2012, letter calling on President Obama to officially announce future US policy on landmines, and to join the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty. To date, the US has not taken the official step of acceding to (joining) the monumental treaty which forbids countries from using, producing, stockpiling, or transferring anti-personnel mines, and requires countries to destroy existing mines.

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Former Libyan Spy Chief, Wanted Criminal, Should be Tried at the ICC

03/21/2012

Reports that Libya’s former spy chief, Abdullah al-Senussi, was apprehended late last week in Nouakchott, Mauritania, have sparked international discussion about where best to prosecute this wanted war criminal.

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Burma’s Recent Changes Do Not Show True Systemic Reform

03/01/2012

PHR welcomes recent changes in Burma, but calls for the government to do much more. PHR has long pushed the leaders of Burma to release political prisoners, end violent campaigns against members of minority ethnic groups, and hold perpetrators of human rights violations accountable.

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