In the News
A story on "Burma's Uncertain Future," in which The New Yorker discusses Burma's recent incremental human rights improvements and fragile democracy includes findings from PHR's report on government attacks on Kachin as an example of how far the country still needs to go.
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.
In the News
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.
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.
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.