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.
As reported by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, PHR report details widespread famine in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.
Catholic Online reports on malaria in Myanmar; Bill Davis of PHR urges attention to link between human rights violations and disease.
Bill Davis, PHR Director for Burma, encourages consideration of link between disease and human rights violations in Inter Press Service's article about Malaria crisis in Myanmar.
Today, the Special Court for Sierra Leone (SCSL) found Charles Taylor guilty of aiding and abetting in 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including murder and mutilation of civilians, rape and sexual slavery, forced labor, and abduction and conscription of children to serve as child soldiers during the conflict in Sierra Leone. Taylor, the Former President of Liberia, is the first head of state to be convicted by an international court.