Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) joined partner organizations in applauding the United States government's announcement to pursue a second term on the UN Human Rights Council.
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.
PHR recently joined other organizations in sending a letter to key Administration officials outlining the priorities the US should take regarding the United Nations Human Rights Council.
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.