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PHR Applauds Administration Submission of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to Senate

05/18/2012

The Obama administration's decision to submit the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to the US Senate for ratification was applauded by PHR today. Although the US signed the convention in 2009, Senate ratification is required for the US to become fully bound by the Convention

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Restriction of Tear Gas Sales to Middle East and North Africa Countries is Positive Step

05/18/2012

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) introduced today an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that restricts the sale of tear gas and riot control items to Middle East and North Africa countries undergoing a transition to democracy. The amendment, which successfully passed the US House of Representatives, requires the Secretary of Defense to certify to the House and Senate Armed Services Committees that the security forces of such governments are not using excessive force to repress peaceful protesters before such items would be provided.

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All Charges Against the Medical Professionals in Bahrain Must be Expunged

05/11/2012

Following the final day of the trial for 20 Bahraini medical professionals who were convicted of charges including occupying a hospital and attempting to overthrow the government, PHR today called for the court to expunge all politically motivated charges.

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William Davis Testifies on Burma Before Canadian House of Commons

05/10/2012

May 10, 2012 testimony of Bill Davis, PHR’s Burma Project Director, before the Canadian Parliamentary House of Commons on the human rights situation in Burma.

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PHR Testifies Before Canadian Parliament on Human Rights Situation in Burma

05/10/2012

Bill Davis, PHR’s Burma Project Director, testified yesterday before the Canadian Parliamentary House of Commons on the human rights situation in Burma.

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