US: Strengthen Targeted Sanctions on Burma

The US Congress should adopt legislation to enhance targeted sanctions against Burmese military commanders who are implicated in serious human rights abuses, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to congressional leaders with 45 other nongovernmental and faith-based organizations.

South Sudan’s Ceasefire

A permanent ceasefire is a much needed first step towards ending the five-year conflict which began as a duel for power between Kiir and Machar.