The President of Myanmar (Burma) called Friday for work on a controversial Chinese-backed hydroelectic dam to be halted and the concerns of its critics settled, in a startling turnaround welcomed by democracy activists and environmentalists.
Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.
US President Barack Obama was urged by 22 eminent US organizations on Thursday to push for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into alleged war crimes committed by the Burmese junta, and to fully implement the banking sanctions imposed against cronies of the military rulers.
The Chin State of Burma (also known as Myanmar) is an isolated ethnic minority area with poor health outcomes and reports of food insecurity and human rights violations. We report on a population-based assessment of health and human rights in Chin State.
The February 8, 2011, issue of PLoS Medicine features a peer-reviewed article by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) on the health impacts of human rights violations in Chin State, Burma. The population-based survey provides the first quantitative data on the human rights violations suffered by the people of Chin State.