Derek Mitchell, the current Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific affairs, is set to become the first US special envoy to Burma according to sources at foreignpolicy.com.
As Burma Human Rights Day on March 13 approaches, PHR welcomes Latvia and Denmark as they join the countries calling for an International Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.
Last month, PHR released the report, Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State.
The Associated Press yesterday featured an article on PHR’s newly released report, “Life Under the Junta: Evidence of Crimes Against Humanity in Burma’s Chin State.”
While it’s no secret that the Government of Burma oppresses its people, the international community has only had survivors’ stories to assert these claims -- until now.One week before Burma’s human rights record will be reviewed by the UN at the Universal Periodic Review in Geneva, PHR has released the first widespread, quantitative reporting of rights abuses in Chin State, Burma.