Cut off aid to states helping Sudan’s Bashir: ICC prosecutor

Ocampo, who finishes his term this month at court based in The Hague, said it was time to get creative about trying to arrest Bashir.

"Stopping the assistance to those who help Bashir will work and it's not happening," Ocampo told an event in New York hosted by the groups United to End Genocide and the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. » Read more

Investors Demand Accountability and Transparency from Chevron

Chevron’s current policies and procedures do not provide the level of accountability and transparency necessary to ensure that the company does not exacerbate human rights abuses in conflict-affected countries such as Burma, according to the Conflict Risk Network. » Read more

The Pentagon’s Dirty Deal

Should U.S. taxpayers be forced to subsidize the mass murder of Syrian civilians?

Despite objections from both Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate, the Pentagon believes so. » Read more

Rights Groups Lauds House Action to Cut Pentagon Ties to Syrian Arms Supplier

United to End Genocide President Tom Andrews called on the U.S. Senate to join the House in cutting Pentagon ties to the Syrian government’s largest supplier of weapons.

"The House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that will stop business as usual between the Pentagon and those aiding and abetting mass murder. There must be consequences on enablers of atrocities. U.S. taxpayers should not be required to inadvertently support human rights abuses through government contracts.” » Read more

US eases economic sanctions and names ambassador to Myanmar to reward reforms

Human rights groups and exiled Myanmar activists were strongly critical of easing economic controls...

“It ignores the reality of the situation on the ground, including ongoing atrocities,” said Tom Andrews of the group United to End Genocide. “This is a dangerous decision that is likely to further exacerbate human rights abuses and has left the U.S. government without any leverage in future.” » Read more

U.S. Eases Myanmar Financial Sanctions

But some in Congress, as well as human-rights groups, criticized the easing of sanctions as a reward for a Myanmar military they believe is still guilty of widespread abuses.

"Economic investment is one of the driving forces behind the Burmese army's attacks against civilians," said Tom Andrews, president of United to End Genocide, an activist group focused on Myanmar. "By expediting the rollback of sanctions, President Obama has told Burma's long-suffering ethnic nationalities that they aren't part of the equation." » Read more

Removal of U.S. Sanctions on Burma is Premature and Dangerous

(Washington, D.C.) — Warning about the dangers of removing the ban on investments in Burma, United to End Genocide’s president, Tom Andrews, expressed concern that the Obama administration is rewarding a government that continues to commit human rights atrocities.

“Burmese democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has urged the United States to be cautious as it considers the removal of sanctions on Burma. Daw Suu recognized that ‘people are too optimistic about the scene in Burma’ and I agree,” Andrews said referring to a comments made by Suu Kyi on May 15. » Read more

Tom Andrews expands community organizing to the world

Andrews lives in Washington, D.C., these days, where he runs United to End Genocide, a coalition of human rights and religious groups that raises public awareness about abuses, pressing the governments of the United States and other countries to keep up pressure on the repressive governments that use mass murder and terror to maintain control.

In addition to Sudan, Andrews has also been active in Myanmar, where he sneaked accross the Chinese border and witnessed sham elections that were closed to foreign observers and the media. » Read more