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Zimbabwe Today, Burma Tomorrow? Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable in South Africa

05/24/2012

What happens when high-ranking government officials from Zimbabwe, who committed crimes against humanity, travel to South Africa, where the law requires the investigation and prosecution of such individuals? Nothing. That is, until now.

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Burmese Political Prisoners Denied Health Care

05/24/2012

Burmese prison authorities rejected requests by the family of one gravely ill prisoner to have him transported to a hospital for proper medical care. Two others, suffering from rapidly-deteriorating health conditions, are held in prisons under-served by medical personnel.

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Zaw Min Htut accepts Human Rights Award

Rohingya Activist Nominated for Human Rights Award

05/23/2012

Zaw Min Htut has been working for Rohingyas’ rights through the Burmese Rohingya Association of Japan since he fled Burma in 1998. Prior to that he was a student activist in Burma, and was detained for his participation in protests in 1996.

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Science and Justice in Afghanistan

04/27/2012

With the backing of PHR, the Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) was officially launched in Kabul on March 7, 2012. The AFSO was created by eighteen participants of PHR’s 2010 forensic training program in Afghanistan, and funded through PHR’s International Forensic Program.

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ICC to Investigate Rape in Misrata Using Doctors’ Testimonies and Hospital Records

04/24/2012

ICC Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo has announced his intention to investigate mass rape as a weapon of war in Misrata, Libya during last year’s conflict.

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