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Justice Must Precede Development


While investment in Burma’s infrastructure is welcome, support for development without also addressing accountability and reconciliation perpetuates impunity for perpetrators of human rights violations.

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Nurse and Doctor in Qusayr, Syria

What Did President Obama Leave Out of His Speech on the Islamic State?


On the same turf that IS operates other actors are committing mass atrocities, while enjoying full impunity.

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While Syria Burns


I had mixed emotions about the latest "good news" on humanitarian aid in Syria. The U.N. Security Council has passed a long overdue resolution that -- if implemented -- will save the lives of Syrians trapped in desperate circumstances by the war.

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Destroyed Hospital Bed in Syria

The War on Health Care in Syria


Dr. H has treated bombing casualties, chemical weapons survivors, and victims with bullet wounds – all standard cases in his field hospital in one of the opposition-controlled areas of Syria.

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Rohingya Camp in Sittwe

Burma’s Policy of Religious Persecution Continues Unabated


The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has released its 2014 Annual Report, which highlights state-sponsored violations of religious freedom around the world. To note most severe cases, the report designates eight nations as Countries of Particular Concern, and – for the fifteenth year in a row – Burma is part of this notorious group.

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