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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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Ban Ki-Moon Betrays People of Burma by Calling on Western Nations to End Sanctions

04/30/2012

PHR criticized today United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s remarks to Burma’s Parliament, which urged Western nations to lift or suspend remaining sanctions against Burma.

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PHR and Partner Organizations Express Concern to Obama on Relaxed Burma Sanctions

04/25/2012

PHR joins 8 partner organizations in calling on President Obama to ensure that any shift in US policy toward Burma reflects true progress toward human rights improvements in Burma.

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Policy Statement

Release of Political Prisoners in Burma is Positive Step

01/13/2012

PHR welcomes the Government of Burma’s release of political prisoners. On Thursday more than 650 prisoners were released, including high-profile prisoners such as pro-democracy leaders Min Ko Naing and Ko Ko Gyi and Saffron Revolution leader U Gambira, according to estimates from PHR’s partner organizations. Releasing hundreds of political prisoner is a significant step forward for Burma, whose leaders have for decades responded to political activism with harsh prison sentences.

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