Letter from the Executive Director
Another year has passed at the Human Rights Education Institute of Burma, bringing with it more changes than ever before. 2011 has seen a surge of reforms taking place inside Burma—the release of political prisoners, the election of National League for Democracy members to parliament, and the establishment of the Myanmar National Human Rights Commission, among others. After decades spent under authoritarian rule, the people of Burma have begun to glimpse the light at the end of a long and dark tunnel. These recent developments are as important in raising hope as they are in affecting international policy.