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PHR Demands that Government of Burma Rescind Citizenship Law

07/10/2012

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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Reflections on a Year of Fighting in Kachin State

06/08/2012

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

06/06/2012

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

06/05/2012

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

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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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