Myanmar

[Joint Press Release] ASEAN must step up its efforts to address deteriorating human rights and civic space situation in Southeast Asia
3 December 2021 3:17 pm

(Bangkok/Johannesburg, 2 December 2021) ‒ Under the Chairmanship of Cambodia in 2022, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must meaningfully address the regressive human rights crisis in the region, including the rapidly deteriorating situation in Myanmar, said rights groups at a webinar today. The webinar titled ‘Cambodia as ASEAN Chair: Prospects for Human Rights [ Read more ]

[Joint Open Letter] Call on INTERPOL to ban the illegal junta from representing Myanmar at its General Assembly
22 November 2021 5:34 pm

22 November 2021 To: Kim Jong Yang, INTERPOL President; Jürgen Stock, INTERPOL General Secretary; the INTERPOL Executive Committee and INTERPOL Member Countries Subject: Call on INTERPOL to ban the illegal junta from representing Myanmar at its General Assembly Dear INTERPOL President Kim Jong Yang INTERPOL Vice Presidents Benyamina Abbad and Šárka Havránková INTERPOL General Secretary [ Read more ]

[Event] Myanmar: The Role of Journalists Fighting for Democracy and Freedom of Expression
15 November 2021 4:55 pm

Date: Friday, 19 November 2021 Time: 2– 3.30 PM (GMT+7), 1.30 – 3.00 PM (GMT+6.30) Register here: bit.ly/MyanmarDiscussion Live via: Zoom Nine months have passed since the military seized control of Myanmar’s from the elected government in early February in Myanmar and declared themselves “the caretaker government” with Min Aung Hlaing as a prime minister to rule [ Read more ]

[Joint Statement] ASEAN: Cambodia Chairmanship Should Thoroughly Address Crisis in Myanmar
5 November 2021 3:23 pm

We, the undersigned organisations, call on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to increase its effort to address the ongoing human rights crisis in Myanmar, which was triggered by the attempted coup in February 2021. Under the incoming chairmanship of Cambodia in 2022, ASEAN needs to align its endeavours with the international efforts of [ Read more ]

[Joint Analysis] A coalition of the unwilling: ASEAN’s response to the crisis in Burma/Myanmar
26 October 2021 8:35 pm

The international community has repeatedly called on ASEAN to address the situation in Burma, but ASEAN action has been inadequate and the situation has worsened. Armed clashes and attacks on civilians rose by around 27% after the 24 Apr ASEAN meeting. The junta increased attacks on NLD & NUG members, and charged associates with treason. [ Read more ]

[Event] ACSC / APF 2021 Plenary Session: Failed Promises: A CSO Assessment on ASEAN’s Response to the Militarisation and Authoritarianism in Southeast Asia
13 October 2021 12:14 pm

Date: Friday, 15 October 2021 Time: 1.00 – 2.15 PM (GMT+7) Register here: l.forum-asia.org/ACSCAPF21 Live via: Zoom   This year’s ASEAN Civil Society Conference / ASEAN Peoples’ Forum eclipses a challenging era for the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) as it deals with the spillover effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the worsening crisis in Myanmar. Eight [ Read more ]

[Report] Summary Report: 9th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum
5 October 2021 1:10 am

FORUM-ASIA is proud to present its new publication, “Summary Report: 9th Asian Human Rights Defenders Forum”, an abridgement from an event that facilitates human rights defenders (HRDs) and women human rights defenders (WHRDs) to discuss work and advocacy efforts, and share the experiences and challenges they face. From 2019 to date, the situation of defenders [ Read more ]

[Public Report] Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia
1 October 2021 8:40 am

Executive Summary On August 9 and 10, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) conducted the Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia, which was graced by over 75 participants from the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of [ Read more ]

[Publication] Outcome Document from the Virtual Conference on ‘Human Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Addressing the Crisis in Southeast Asia’
30 September 2021 12:46 pm

COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc throughout Southeast Asia. The health crisis has also catalysed the rise of authoritarianism, the over-securitisation of societies, and systemic efforts to suppress democracy, human rights, and fundamental freedoms in the region. Hence, it is critical to activate, strengthen and protect spaces and mechanisms for civil society to defend human rights [ Read more ]

HRC48 Oral Statement on Item 4: Interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Myanmar
23 September 2021 10:30 pm

48th regular session of the UN Human Rights Council Item 4: Interactive dialogue on the report of the High Commissioner on the situation of human rights in Myanmar  Delivered by Khin Ohmar On behalf of Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) 23 September 2021     Madam President, Madam High Commissioner, We welcome [ Read more ]