On World Refugee Day, PHR affirms its dedication to ending human rights violations and protecting the rights of refugees and displaced people. The Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees estimates that 800,000 people were forced to flee across borders last year, adding to a population of 15.2 million refugees worldwide.
Today the State Department released its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. PHR applauds Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, Michael Posner, and the staff of the State Department for their tireless work in producing these reports, which catalog a number of human rights violations in nearly 200 countries during 2011.
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.
Bill Davis, PHR’s Burma Project Director, testified yesterday before the Canadian Parliamentary House of Commons on the human rights situation in Burma.
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.