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.
Stanley Weiss’ Op-Ed in the Washington Post on Friday, December 3?laid out the author’s misguided reasoning for ending US sanctions on Burma’s military regime.
Embarking on a trip through several Asian nations last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton publicly announced the United States' support for the establishment of a United Nations Commission of Inquiry to investigate crimes in Burma.
In an op-ed published this weekend in the Global Post, I argue that the Obama Administration must establish benchmarks and present credible consequences should its new strategy of engagement fail to produce movement toward real political change within Burma.
Waiting for me in my inbox on Monday morning were two press releases. One from the US State Department. The other from two prominent dissident groups in Burma: the 88 Generation Students and the All Burma Federation of Student Unions.