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Crimes Against Humanity in Burma

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Measured Response to Easing of Sanctions Against Burma is Urged

04/05/2012

In response to the United States Administration’s announcement this week that it would ease certain sanctions against the Government of Burma following recent positive developments in that country, PHR urged the international community to maintain a measured response.

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By-elections, democracy and sanctions

Democratic Voice of Burma
04/01/2012

PHR's Burma Project Director, Bill Davis, writes in the Democratic Voice of Burma that sanctions in the country must remain until more substantive reforms become a reality.

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Thomas Lubanga

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International Criminal Court Finds Lubanga Guilty of War Crimes

03/14/2012

Today the International Criminal Court issued a landmark decision in the trial of Thomas Lubanga Djilo, a leader of a rebel group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). PHR welcomes the decision in the Court’s first major judgment where Lubanga was found guilty of conscripting children under the age of 15 to actively participate in hostilities.

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Burma army burns Kachin rice harvest

Kachin News
02/21/2012

More than 1,500 Kg of rice recently harvested by farmers in war-torn Kachin state were set ablaze by government troops last week, eyewitnesses report.

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Zimbabwe suspends NGOs as possible election looms

Reuters
02/15/2012

Zimbabwe has suspended 29 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in one of its provinces, state media reported on Wednesday, raising worries of a crackdown similar to one that preceded elections in 2008.

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