Joint Communiqué of the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, 8 August 2014
The letter open letter is submitted to the 47th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting and Endorsed by 58 Organizations/Networks
Since seizing power from an elected government more than three months ago, Thailand's National Council for Peace and Order - the governing body of the coup makers - has continued to violate people's freedoms.
The subject of universal human rights took a local turn at a university forum on Tuesday night, with two top lawyers disagreeing over whether an anti-gay sex law should be done away with.
The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has opposed the proposal to lower the Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility (MACR) from 15 years old to 13 years old.
President Benigno Aquino III was put on the spot over his administration’s human rights record shortly after he delivered a wide-ranging speech at a forum organized by an independent think tank here.
Labor activist Andy Hall says he is “feeling confident” as he awaits the verdict of a criminal trial brought against him by Thailand’s Natural Fruit company, although concerns have been raised about the safety of migrant workers testifying in Hall’s defense
A Thailand-based NGO working for gay, transgender and other migrant workers affected by HIV is urging the ASEAN Health Ministers presently meeting in Vietnam to commit to a compassionate public health response to migrant workers affected by HIV, tuberculosis and malaria.
By Avaneesh Pandey on September 17 2014 3:39 AM
Christians in Sabah, already hard pressed in fending off attempts to convert Bumiputera Christians to Islam, have told Putrajaya to leave non-Muslims alone to manage their respective faiths and that laws enacted for the administration of Islam should not be applied to non-Muslims nor should non-Muslims be subject to Shariah law.