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Decision to Ease Ban on US Investments in Burma is Criticized


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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BANGLADESH: Jaheda Begum: “I can’t feed my family”

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

As reported by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, PHR report details widespread famine in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh.

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Drug-resistant malaria plaguing Myanmar

Catholic Online

Catholic Online reports on malaria in Myanmar; Bill Davis of PHR urges attention to link between human rights violations and disease.

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Malaria Adds to Myanmar’s Woes

Inter Press Service

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.

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Charles Taylor, ex-President of Liberia, at The Hague, April 2012

Charles Taylor Guilty as Charged: PHR Welcomes Historic Verdict


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.

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