This is the fourth report on the ASEAN Human Rights Mechanism prepared by the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) and the Solidarity for Asian People’s Advocacy – Task Force on ASEAN and Human Rights (SAPA TFAHR) since the establishment of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) in 2009.
The Commission is concerned by the situation for internally displaced persons in ethnic minority areas, particularly the approximately 140,000 mostly Rohingya Muslims displaced in Rakhine State and the more than 100,000 predominantly Christian Kachin displaced in Kachin State since 2011.
In January 2011, the Harvard Law School International Human Rights Clinic (“the Clinic”) began to investigate the actions of the Myanmar Army during a military offensive in eastern Myanmar (“the Offensive”) that began in late 2005 and lasted approximately three years.
“The 3005 signatures collected clearly shows where the people of Malaysia stand on this issue. The collection of signatures continues.”
The Myanmar chairmanship came to a successful end, without security incidents or discord in the Southeast Asian bloc. But what has actually been achieved?
In a rare admission of defeat, a spokesman for Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) opposition party has conceded that it cannot win the long-standing battle to amend the constitution's provision that bars the human rights champion from Myanmar's presidential role.
Indonesian women’s rights activists have strongly expressed their disappointment over the country’s statement during the review of the draft document of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Bangkok on Wednesday.
Earlier this year, CI board member and human rights activist Victoria Tauli-Corpuz was appointed as the U.N.’s Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples by the Human Rights Council President.
The two-day conference styled ‘Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Beijing+20 review’ comes ahead of next year’s 20-year celebration of the adoption of the global agenda for gender equality –the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
Five Thai students who flashed a salute inspired by Hollywood film series The Hunger Games at Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha have been detained.
Rights groups release tool that checks computers for government spy software