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.
In advance of the United Nations Security Council’s December 12 meeting on the situation in Myanmar, we, a global coalition of 148 human rights, faith-based and humanitarian organizations, urgently call on the Council to take immediate action to address the campaign of ethnic cleansing and mass atrocity crimes, including crimes against humanity, committed against the […]
On September 22nd, Sudan’s military used live ammunition to disperse protestors at Kalma camp in South Darfur, killing at least three civilians, according to UN News, and wounding 26 more. The number of dead was reported as five, four days later, by multiple sources including Xinhuanet and Dabanga. The confrontation occurred after three days of […]
Darfuri civilians are under increasing attack – Human Rights Watch recently reported that in May 2010 alone there were approximately 600 deaths, thousands displaced and increased rapes. Homes and water pumps have been destroyed as Government forces and allied militias have illegally targeted civilian populations. This week, Ambassador Rice expressed concern at the increasingly volatile […]
I’m deeply concerned about what will happen to our refugee and IDP friends in the coming weeks. Reports by International Crisis Group, Human Rights Watch, Enough Project, and many others have clear details of continued violence, as well as expectations of what the situation might like look if and when al-Bashir steals the elections. I […]