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More Forced Labor in Chin State, Burma

09/08/2011

The Chief Minister of Western Burma’s Chin State is forcing citizens to work for no pay, according to a recent press release by the Chin Human Rights Organization (CHRO).

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10-Year Sentence for Newest Political Prisoner in Burma

08/30/2011

Nay Myo Zin was sentenced to ten years in prison by a Burmese court last week. His wife reported that he was arrested because Burmese secret police had found an email in his inbox that discussed national reconciliation.

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Obama’s Attempt to Prevent Mass Atrocities is Positive First Step

08/16/2011

Recently the Obama Administration unveiled landmark legislation which has the potential to strengthen how the US deals with the prevention of mass atrocities and serious human rights violations. The inter-agency Atrocities Prevention Board (PSD-10) aims to close existing gaps in US law and provide new economic, diplomatic, and political deterrents to ensure that the US responds swiftly and unequivocally to all manner of human rights violators.

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Afghan Panel on Human Rights and Transitional Justice

08/12/2011

International Forensic Program (IFP) Director Stefan Schmitt and Program Consultant Zabi Mazoori participated on July 21, 2011, in the 79th “Guftegu”, a public discussion with expert panelists, on “Truth Seeking and Justice in Afghanistan” at the French Cultural Center in Kabul.

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Changes to Burmese Travel Ban Are Only a Partial Solution

08/09/2011

Although the recent change to travel restrictions may be a step in the right direction, it does not go nearly far enough.

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