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PHR Demands that Government of Burma Rescind Citizenship Law


The 1982 law authorized 135 enumerated ethnic groups for citizenship, and arbitrarily stripped others of their citizenship. NGOs call for the Citizenship Law to be replaced with a law that reflects basic principles of human rights and demonstrates adherence to international treaties.

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International Donors Should Not Forsake Those Providing Care Along Burma’s Borders


Donor countries, including the United States, have supported organizations that provide essential humanitarian services to people along Burma’s borders. Border areas have long been neglected by medical and development programs run by the Burmese government, and this international assistance has helped countless people access medical care and food. Some political reforms have increased opportunities for international donors to directly fund civil society groups within Burma.

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Reflections on a Year of Fighting in Kachin State


This Saturday marks one year of fighting between the Burmese Army and the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) in northern Burma.

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ILO: Forced Labor is Rife in Asia


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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Sectarian Violence in Western Burma


Ten Burmese Muslims were lynched yesterday in Taunggote, Arakan State, in western Burma. [ALSO SEE update, 6/6/12]

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