One Step Closer to Justice for Murdered Thai Activist

A Thai court has approved arrest warrants for Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn and three other forestry officials in connection with the abduction and murder of the prominent ethnic Karen human rights defender Porlajee Rakchongcharoen, known widely as “Billy,” in April 2014. Expand Porlajee “Billy” Rakchongcharoen, a prominent ethnic Karen activist, was last seen in government custody at […]

Justice Gap For Kosovo 20 Years On

Expand A grave in Kosovo: “Unidentified.” © FRED ABRAHAMS ⁄ HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH This week marks 20 years since the end of the Kosovo war. What began as systematic Serbian state oppression led to attacks by an ethnic Albanian armed group, a vicious government response, and 78 days of NATO airstrikes. Civilians paid a hefty […]

UN Members Thwart China’s Bid to Gut Funds for Myanmar Probe

Expand Smoke is seen rising from Burma’s Taung Pyo Let War village from across the border in Bangladesh.   © 2017 Private United Nations member countries thwarted an attempt by China to slash proposed funding for investigations into Myanmar’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Rohingya Muslims. This ensures that a newly established UN body will have the […]