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.
President Obama today created a new interagency panel which can play a crucial role in preventing global mass atrocities. The Atrocities Prevention Board (ATB) will combat genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and ethnic cleansing.
Syria’s failure to withdraw troops from urban areas this morning was a disappointment. The country had agreed to a withdrawal under a United Nations-brokered ceasefire. Rather than abide by its commitment, the Government of Syria has instead continued to attack civilians after the deadline.
PHR applauds the US Administration for delivering aid, including medical supplies to opposition groups within Syria.
PHR expressed concern today regarding a State Department announcement that the US will reinstate $1.3 billion in military assistance to Egypt. The funds had been withheld during the country’s attacks on civilians and several US-based groups that had long operated in Egypt.