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Weak Reporting Requirements for US Corporate Investment in Burma are Deplorable

10/05/2012

The US government has lifted all remaining sanctions and allowed corporations unrestricted investment access to Burma despite widespread corruption, ongoing human rights violations and a total lack of rule of law.

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Human Rights Violations Continue in Burma’s Karen State Despite Announcements of Political Reforms

08/27/2012

Even as Burma’s central government institutes political reforms, the Burmese army continues to routinely violate the human rights of ethnic minorities in Karen State, PHR reported today, citing findings from a field survey conducted earlier this year.

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Bahrain Tear Gas Attack

Report Documents Bahrain’s Use of Tear Gas as a Potentially Lethal Weapon

08/01/2012

The Bahrain government’s indiscriminate use of tear gas as a weapon has resulted in the maiming, blinding, and even killing of civilian protesters and must stop at once while the government reassesses its use, PHR declares in a report issued today.

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US Allows American Companies into Burma Despite Ongoing Human Rights Concerns

07/11/2012

The US Administration announced today that US companies will be able to invest in Burma, a country long closed to US businesses because of the Burmese government’s deplorable human rights record.

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Decision to Ease Ban on US Investments in Burma is Criticized

05/17/2012

The US Administration’s decided today to waive key elements of the Executive Order banning US investment in Burma. PHR criticized the decision to allow US companies into Burma despite ongoing human rights violations in the country.

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