Call for Participation- 2nd RCM ACSC-APF 2017
27 March 2017 marked the first Armed Forces Day under the NLD-l ed government. Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Sr Gen Min Aung Hlaing declared the military 's firm commitment to "... the stability, unity and development of the country and monitoring to ensure that [the country] can walk firmly on the multi-party democracy path chosen by the people”. Despite such declarations, the Tatmadaw's behavior has consistently undermined the peace process, rule of law, and human rights, prompting UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar Yanghee Lee to report “that the situation is now worse than at any point in the past few years.
SUARAM calls upon the Government of Malaysia to cease its violations of human rights and adopt laws which are compliant with recognized international human rights standards and practice an inclusive and fair enforcement of the law to safeguard the rights of the people of Malaysia. Acknowledging the growing security threat posed by extremist groups, SUARAM urges the Malaysian Government to understand that human rights and security are not mutually exclusive but complement each other. Without human rights and civil liberties, all attempts to nullify the threat of extremism brought on by any terrorist groups will only be doomed to failure.
Now on its 53rd year as the country’s national association of newspapers, the Philippine Press Institute (PPI) is holding its 21st National Press Forum on May 24 to 26 in Manila.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has invited refugees to discuss a voluntary repatriation plan in Mae La Oon camp, one of nine refugee camps in Thailand along the Thai-Burma border.
The harsh prison sentences handed down to three Lao government critics are a shocking reminder of Vientiane’s intolerance for any form of peaceful dissent, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) said today.
United Nations confirms deaths of 24 people in detention centres since 2015, 22 of whom were Myanmar nationals, but toll could be much higher
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Thai authorities should reopen the investigation and ensure accountability for attacks against human rights defenders in Loei Province in 2014, said Fortify Rights, Khon Rak Ban Kerd Group (KRBKG), and the Community Resource Centre Foundation (CRC) today.
Amnesty International today called on the Singapore authorities to halt the execution of a Singaporean man scheduled for Friday 19 May 2017 and to immediately re-establish a moratorium on all executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty.
The Human Rights Watch has urged Myanmar to guarantee religious freedom for all minorities, amid growing tensions between different belief systems in the country, according to a report released on Monday.