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Under Siege in Kachin State, Burma

11/30/2011

In September 2011, PHR conducted an investigation in Burma’s Kachin State in response to reports of grave human rights violations in the region. PHR found that between June and September 2011, the Burmese army looted food from civilians, fired indiscriminately into villages, threatened villages with attacks, and used civilians as porters and human minesweepers.

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Witness to War Crimes

Witness to War Crimes: Evidence from Misrata, Libya

08/30/2011

When Libyans first took to the streets to protest Colonel Muammar Qaddafi’s autocratic rule in February 2011, Qaddafi's response was quick and brutal: attack protesters and target civilians in a deliberate campaign to quash dissent across the country. This report documents some of the conflict's most severe human rights violations that must be addressed as a new civilian government emerges.

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Stefan Schmitt examining forensic evidence, Libya 2011

Current Work

Physicians for Human Rights Calls for the Protection of Evidence of Atrocities in Libya

08/29/2011

Protecting evidence of any and all crime scenes from the unrest in Libya will ensure that independent investigations of alleged war crimes can take place. Without such protection, evidence of past atrocities, as well as those that have occurred during the recent conflict, may be lost.

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Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

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Life Under the Junta

01/19/2011

In 2010, Physicians for Human Rights investigated alleged human rights violations in Burma’s Chin State. Our report reveals extraordinary levels of state and military violence against civilian populations.

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Grading the Benchmarks

04/29/2010

Now, almost six months after the policy review, an honest accounting of the "benchmarks" for progress in Sudan suggests how much important work remains to be done if broader conflict is to be avoided.

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